MONTGOMERY – Gibson Vance, an attorney with the Montgomery-based law firm of Beasley Allen and a member of the Troy University Board of Trustees, will deliver the keynote address during the fall commencement ceremony at the University’s Montgomery Campus on Monday, Dec. 17. The ceremony is set for 7 p.m. inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts, with more than 200 students set to receive degrees. Vance, a 1987 TROY graduate who was appointed as a Trustee in February, practices in Beasley Allen's personal injury and consumer fraud sections, concentrating in actions against those who negligently or intentionally harm others. His clients include both individuals and small businesses. Vance is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association, past president of the American Association for Justice and past president of the Alabama Association for Justice. He was presented with the American Association of Justice's Joe Tonahill Award in 2007 for his outstanding service to the civil justice system, and in 2010, was named one of two Beasley Allen Litigators of the Year. In 2012, Vance was selected for the Best Lawyers in America listing. Vance earned his Juris Doctor degree from Jones School of Law in 1992. He and his wife, Kate, have two children, Carter and Andrew.