Sarah Cross Ryan is a shareholder in the Mobile, Alabama office of Carr Allison. Her practice concentrates on a wide variety of litigation matters in which she defends companies and individuals in retail and hospitality liability, premises liability, workers’ compensation, complex litigation and general liability matters.
Sarah is admitted to practice before the Middle and Southern District Courts of Alabama, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Alabama State Courts. She is admitted to practice in the Poarch Creek Indians Tribal court as well. Sarah is also experienced in representing clients in alternative dispute forums.
Sarah earned her Bachelors of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University. She received her Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (AL). While at Cumberland, she served as a Research Assistant to Professor Alyssa DiRusso and assisted in the production of the article entitled “He Says, She Says: Gender, Language, and the Law of the Precatory Words in Wills.” The article was published in the Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal, Volume 22, 2007.
Sarah is a member of the American Bar Association, the Mobile Bar Association, the Baldwin County Bar Association, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute.
She is a long time member of the Junior League of Mobile and served as Chair of the Girl Scouts of South Alabama Fit and Fun Committee for the 2015-2016 year. Additionally, Sarah has served as a Vanderbilt CoRPs (Commodore Recruitment Program) volunteer for more than 10 years.
Sarah loves living on the Gulf Coast. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, enjoying local activities and traveling. She also enjoys cooking and baking. It is no secret that outside of work, Sarah can often be found in her kitchen experimenting with new recipes.