Anna Akers and Denzel Okinedo Selected to Birmingham Bar's 2021 Future Leaders Forum

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Burr & Forman's Anna Akers and Denzel Okinedo have been selected by the Birmingham Bar Association to be a member of its Future Leaders Forum Class of 2021. The Forum cultivates leaders from among a group of motivated attorneys who have been licensed to practice for 3-9 years, and prepares its members for leadership positions within the bar association and the community.

Anna Akers is an Associate in the Birmingham office where she practices in the firm's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy practice group. She received her Juris Doctorate from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. During law school, Anna served as the Executive Editor of the Cumberland Law Review, a Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow, and was the recipient of the Scholar of Merit Award.

Denzel Okinedo is also an Associate in the Birmingham office where he practices in the firm’s Financial Services Litigation practice group. He received his Juris Doctorate from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. 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.

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