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Denzel E. Okinedo

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  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (2019)
  • B.A., Birmingham-Southern College (2016)
  • Judge James Edwin Horton American Inn of Court
  • American Association for Justice
  • Judge James O. Haley Federal Trial Competition Winner (2018)
  • Russomanno Leadership Award Recipient (2018)
  • Magic City Bar Association Outstanding Legal Scholarship Award Recipient (2017)
  • Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow (2017-2018)
  • Birmingham-Southern College Young Alumni Council
  • Glenn Iris Elementary Book Club

Associate | Birmingham, AL

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Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance

Denzel is an attorney in the Birmingham office where he practices in the firm’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group.

Denzel received his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. At Cumberland, Denzel served as President of the Student Bar Association, as a board member of the Black Law Students Association, and as a Legal Extern for the Honorable Abdul K. Kallon. Additionally, Denzel was a member of Cumberland’s top ranked National Trial Team and the winner of the Judge James O. Haley Federal Trial Competition. Throughout his time in law school, Denzel was listed on the Dean’s List, was selected to serve as a Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow, and was the recipient of both the Russomanno Leadership Award and the Magic City Bar Association’s Outstanding Legal Scholarship Award.

Prior to attending law school, Denzel earned his undergraduate degree from Birmingham-Southern College where he majored in political science with minors in religious studies and human rights & conflict studies. At Birmingham-Southern, Denzel served as President of the Student Government Association, was a Ronald & Donne C. Hess Fellow, and was the recipient of the David J. Vann Award in Political Science. Throughout his time as an undergraduate, Denzel was a weekly volunteer at a local Birmingham after-school program where he would assist students from low-income households with homework assignments and help them prepare for college entrance exams.