A local attorney is the recipient of a national award for professionalism.
Sara Williams, managing attorney at Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys PC, was awarded the Stetson University College of Law Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award for 2018.
The award honors an individual whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession and the rule of law. It is designed to recognize a trial team coach and program director who exemplifies the late Professor Ohlbaum’s commitment to practicing with a high degree of professionalism, integrity and competency.
“I am proud of our managing attorney Sara Williams. She never ceases to amaze me,” said Alexander Shunnarah, president and CEO of Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys PC. “Her level of commitment and passion to her profession has been an added contribution to not only our law firm, but everyone in the legal community, including our clients, who always come first.”
Williams, who has practiced at Alexander Shunnarah since July 2013, has litigated in a large variety of cases across Alabama, including premises liability, motor vehicle negligence, wrongful death and trucking cases.
She became managing attorney for the firm in 2017 and founded the Alexander Shunnarah Women’s Initiative, which seeks to empower female lawyers through networking events and community involvement.
She is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at her alma mater, Samford University Cumberland School of Law. She is also a coach for the school’s nationally ranked mock trial team and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board.
Williams was named one of Birmingham Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2017.