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The Power of Women: Sara Williams

Sara Williams is the Managing Attorney for Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, one of the largest personal injury firms in the southeast.  She also practices in the areas of trucking, premises liability, motor vehicle negligence and wrongful death litigation. Sara has collected over $25 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients.

Sara is an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at Cumberland School of Law and also serves as a coach for Cumberland School of Law’s nationally ranked mock trial teams.  She is a 2003 graduate of Florida State University and a 2006 graduate of Cumberland School of Law.   

She has been named a “Rising Star” by Alabama Super Lawyers Magazine since 2011.  In 2017 she was recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of Birmingham’s “Top 40 Under 40” and in 2018 that same publication honored Sara as one of Birmingham’s Women to Watch.  In 2018 Sara was awarded the prestigious Stetson University College of Law Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award for 2018. The Edward D. Ohlbaum Award honors an individual whose life and practice display sterling character and integrity.

Sara L. Williams, Esq.

Managing Attorney, Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys



Name: Sara L. Williams

Occupation: Managing Attorney, Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys.

Work History: Current role as managing attorney is multi-faceted as she still maintains a litigation practice as well. Essentially supports Alexander Shunnarah in all aspects of running the firm, including human resources, client relations, marketing and attorney supervision.  In addition to those duties she has continued her litigation practice in which she handles primarily commercial motor vehicle wrecks, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims. 

Community involvement: Serves on the board of the Homewood City Schools Foundation. Founded and chairs the Alexander Shunnarah Women’s Initiative, which focuses on the needs and education of women and children in the community and fellow women professionals.

Details: Born in Tallahassee to military family, youngest sibling with two older brothers. During childhood lived in the Netherlands, New Mexico and Germany. Finished high school in Tallahassee and then attended Florida State University, graduating in 2003 with a B.A. in English Literature. Moved to Birmingham to attend Cumberland School of Law.  Married with a seven year old daughter. Resides in Homewood.

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