Meet our 2023 Harvest of Hope Honorees
HONOREE: MR. ANTHONY “A.J.” JOSEPH
SHAREHOLDER AT MAYNARD NEXSEN
Anthony Joseph (A.J.) is a longtime friend of Cornerstone and a Shareholder in Maynard Nexsen’s Litigation Section. His practice focus is criminal defense and general civil litigation. He represents companies and individuals in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as parallel civil and criminal proceedings.
A.J. is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Alabama Law Foundation, and the Birmingham Bar Foundation. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Howard University, Cumberland School of Law, and the FBI Academy. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Cumberland School of Law. A.J.’s talents are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers, which also included him on the 2016 and 2017 lists of the “Top 50 Lawyers in Alabama.”
A.J. serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee at Cornerstone where he shares valuable knowledge and expertise to support the Board and our President in decision making. He offers a unique perspective regarding Birmingham City, current cultural and social issues, and the importance of education for the future of children.
A.J. is married to Cassandra Joseph, and they have three sons, Kevin, Justin, and Aaron. The Joseph’s are members of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: CLINT KIRBY
CHIEF FINANCIAL STRATEGIST AT DreamWork Financial Group
Native to Alabama, Clint Kirby is the founder of DreamWork Financial Group, a Registered Investment Adviser, where he works as the Chief Financial Strategist. For a decade, he worked as an investment advisor and securities trader with large financial institutions. Clint received a degree in International Business and a masters in Finance from Auburn University.
While he grew up in Montgomery, Clint has been loyal Birmingham resident since 2005. In his free time, Clint enjoys collecting sneakers, traveling, and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, to which he holds a blue belt.
Clint has faithfully mentored high school students at Cornerstone for seven years. He wants his mentees to stay optimistic and to work daily toward a career that their future self would be proud of.
Clint is married to Karen Kirby, a nurse at Children’s Hospital, and they have a 6-year old son named Kingston. The Kirby’s attend Independent Presbyterian Church.