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Birmingham Business Journal Honors Leila H. Watson as Top 40 Under 40

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Leila WatsonThe Birmingham Business Journal has named Cory Watson Attorneys Principal and Co-founder Leila H. Watson to its list of “Top 40 Under 40 All-Stars: The Ultimate Top 40 Class.”

The Birmingham Business Journal recognized Watson in its “Top 40 Under 40” listing in 1997. The BBJ published this first Top 40 All-Stars list in 2017 to recognize former winners who maximized their potential after winning the Top 40 award.

“I am honored to be included in this group of business leaders, and congratulate my colleagues on the list who contribute so much to our community not only professionally, but through civic and charitable endeavors that enrich the quality of life for all,” said Ms. Watson.

Watson has practiced law for more than 32 years and serves as President of the Birmingham Bar Association. She has served on the Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions Committee- Civil for more than a decade, and has been recognized with numerous professional honors including Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Watson’s community service is focused on children and education. She currently serves on Studio by the Tracks Board, the Alabama School Readiness Alliance Pre-K Task Force, and Leadership Birmingham.


Cory Watson Attorneys is a Birmingham, Alabama personal injury law firm recognized nationally for its practice areas of complex litigation including class actions and mass tort litigation involving pharmaceutical drugs and defective medical devices. The firm has an extensive practice in environmental law and individual personal injury cases including those involving asbestos and mesothelioma, automobile accidents, Legionnaires’ disease, product liability, sexual assault, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death.

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