QUOTE(thekohser @ Sat 29th January 2011, 10:55am)
You're really having trouble getting to know me, aren't you, Ottava?
He's like that...
It would seem that Wikipedia determines law firm "notability" primarily by size. Beasley Allen has just over 50 lawyers, which doesn't even come close to putting them in the Top 250
(by number of lawyers) in the USA alone. Even so, a significant number of the firms near the bottom of that list are red-linked (and should probably remain so).
Presumably it helps the WP'ers to use primarily quantitative measurements for such things, but speaking only for myself, I personally had heard of Beasley Allen before reading this thread, whereas I'd never heard of most of the Top 250 at all. (Admittedly, this is not something I "follow" the way I follow pro football, indie rock bands, or pumpkin futures.)
There is, however, a BLP on Jere Beasley (T-H-L-K-D)
, which is to be expected since he was Acting Governor of Alabama for three whole days.