Williams named international president for ALA Board of Directors

Published 7:30 am Thursday, August 24, 2023

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Cunningham Bounds has announced that its Chief Operating Officer, Geoffrey M. Williams, CLM, MBA, M.Div. recently took office as International President of the Association of Legal Administrators and its Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 term.

Geoffrey M. Williams

Williams is a 1985 graduate of Andalusia High School. After graduation, he continued his education with multiple degrees, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Huntington College, and Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

ALA is the preeminent professional association connecting leaders and managers to lead the business of law by providing extensive professional development, collaborative peer communities, strategic operational solutions, and business partner connections.

“Serving as president of ALA is an awesome responsibility. Geoffrey is entrusted with making critical decisions that have a profound impact on the ALA. Guiding the organization’s strategic direction, ensuring necessary policies are being developed and followed, promoting ALA’s programs and services, and representing the organization to various audiences are just some of the demands of the role. Geoffrey executes them with grace, humility, and kindness that are the leadership qualities that help ALA continue to grow and succeed,” said Eryn Carter, CAE, Executive Director.

When describing ALA, Williams says, “Much like our law firm, ALA’s mission is to reach for the highest levels of performance. We strive to provide opportunities for our 9,000 plus members across the globe to be the most skilled and best prepared legal management professionals in the world.”

Williams has an extensive background in strategic management, financial management, and legal operations. Since 2009, he has served as the COO and CFO of Cunningham Bounds, one of the nation’s leading trial and litigation firms, and has been in the legal management profession since 2000. He is one of only 400 Certified Legal Managers (CLM) worldwide and earned the graduate certificate in law firm management from The George Washington University. He earned his MBA from Louisiana State University, Shreveport, his M.Div. from Princeton Seminary, and his BA from Huntingdon College. He has served on a number of professional boards and in leadership roles with several organizations including the Advisory Board of the Better Business Bureau of Central and South Alabama, and as a board member and Compliance Chair for the Better Business Bureau of South Alabama.

When he is not managing Cunningham Bounds, he enjoys consulting for businesses and leading strategic retreats. He has led many educational sessions and delivered keynote presentations for several professional organizations.

“Geoffrey has the unique ability to skillfully handle the incredibly wide range of responsibilities we put before him. From firm financial matters to the details of supporting our attorneys while in trial, Geoffrey pays attention to the smallest details to help us succeed,” said Cunningham Bounds Managing Partner, Steve Nicholas.

Cunningham Bounds remains focused on and committed to fighting for plaintiffs in cases involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, and complex civil litigation. For more information on Cunningham Bounds, visit: www.cunninghambounds.com and for more information on ALA visit: www.alanet.org.

The law firm of Cunningham Bounds, founded in 1958, has offices in Mobile, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia and has been representing plaintiffs for over 6 0 years. Today the firm continues its tradition of representing victims in cases involving catastrophic personal injury, industrial accidents, defective products, truck and automobile accidents, and medical malpractice. The firm also has expertise in business litigation, complex litigation, and national and state class action litigation involving defective products and consumer fraud.