Birmingham Business Journal Recognizes Burr & Forman’s Denzel Okinedo in the NextGen BHM: Law Awards for 2021

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Birmingham, AL – October 15, 2021 - Birmingham Associate Denzel Okinedo has been recognized in Birmingham Business Journal’s “NextGen BHM: Law.” The award honors Birmingham’s up-and-coming attorneys under the age of 40. Honorees were selected based on their contributions to the firm, tangible results in their practice areas and involvement in the community, among other factors.

Burr Partner, Ricardo Woods says, “Denzel is a man of character. He is selfless, possesses remarkable moral courage, and has a deep sense of integrity. He understands and embraces the concepts of responsibility and accountability and can be counted upon to do what he says he is going to do. This is displayed not only by his actions but by the respect he garners from his peers, his professors, and attorneys that have had the pleasure of coming into contact with Denzel. His dedication to helping others and giving every task his all is commendable.”

Denzel’s law practice focuses on consumer finance litigation and compliance. He also has experience handling matters relating to commercial and corporate litigation, labor & employment disputes, and campaign, ethics, and election law.

Beyond his work in the courtroom, Denzel is highly committed to civic engagement community investment. Denzel is an Executive Committee member of both the Birmingham Bar Association’s and Alabama State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section. He also serves as Alumni Chair and Board of Trustees Member for the Randolph School, President-Elect of Birmingham-Southern College’s Young Alumni Council, and is a founding advisory board member for Short the Squirrel: An Alabama Literacy Initiative for Young Citizens.

Denzel received his Juris Doctor from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. At Cumberland, Denzel served as President of the Student Bar Association, 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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