PYSK: Lynn Biles
After marrying a lawyer in 1978, the law became a big part of Lynn Biles’ life—if only through her husband’s work and the conversation he brought home. But it became even more central when Biles had her second child in 1982 and she found herself wanting a career that made her feel more involved than her previous work in Fairhope. It was then that Judge Harry J. Wilters, Jr., gave her a job in the Law Library in Bay Minette. “I worked nine hours a week starting out, but because the county has grown and the needs of the Baldwin County citizens are varied, I now work full-time,” says Biles. “We provide various forms, Westlaw research and Code of Alabama, as well as use of copy and fax machines and a nice place to visit. We try our best to help anyone.”
Biles’s welcoming attitude and desire to help, along with her long tenure at the Law Library and an incredible work ethic, made her an ideal choice to become Executive Director of the Baldwin County Bar Association in 2002 while still maintaining her Law Library position. “I was raised on a farm, and that life gave me a strong work ethic that I still have,” Biles says. “To quote Vince Lombardi, ‘The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.’”
An avid walker, Biles turns her frequent strolls into a quest to beautify the community by picking up trash as she goes. That dedication to the community is further reflected by her active involvement in various organizations. Biles is a faithful, lifelong member of First Methodist Church of Bay Minette, where she teaches children’s Sunday School and has been active as past president of the Ladies’ Circle as well as coordinator for their annual picnic the past three years and is Nurture Chairperson. She is a founding member of IMPACT 100 Baldwin County and currently serves on the North Baldwin Infirmary Authority Board. In 2022, she received the “Boss of the Year Award” from the Baldwin County Association of Legal Professionals. She can often be found knitting baby caps for newborns at Women’s Care Medical Center, where she has been a liaison for over a decade helping with their Walk for Life Fundraiser.