Allyson Edwards is Burr & Forman’s Senior Director of Legal Talent and Development. In this role, Allyson works with firm leadership to develop and oversee strategic programs for the professional development and career advancement, retention, and recruitment of attorneys. This includes attorney training and development leadership coaching, client service initiatives and other initiatives.


Allyson, who is both an attorney and certified public accountant, previously served as the Business Division Manager for Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, where she has led a variety of business and legal functions in several roles over the past 17 years. As Business Division Manager, she oversaw accounting, administration, facilities, information technology, new model, planning, production control and safety operations. Allyson’s responsibilities within these areas included strategic planning for human resources and benefits, supervision of the safety department, facility maintenance and environmental compliance, governmental relations, community relations, and external and internal communications. She originally joined Honda Manufacturing of Alabama as legal counsel, and previously practiced as an in-house counsel and within both law and accounting firms.

Allyson is the Secretary for Momentum, a women’s leadership group based in Birmingham, AL. She also serves on the supervisory committee of eCo Credit Union.

Allyson earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Alabama and her law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she graduated Order of Coif for finishing in the top 10 percent of her class.

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