Sarah Cross RyanShareholder


6251 Monroe Street
Suite 200
Daphne, AL 36526


251-626-8928 (fax)

Professional Profile

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 Alabama State Courts, the Middle and Southern District Courts of Alabama, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  She is also admitted to practice in the Poarch Creek Indians Tribal Court.  Sarah represents her clients’ interests pre-suit and in litigation.  She 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 Alabama Workers’ Compensation Organization.   Sarah has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2019-2022) for her work in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

She is a long time member of the Junior League of Mobile.  She served as Chair of the Girl Scouts of South Alabama Fit and Fun Committee in it is inaugural year.  She has held other leadership positions throughout her time in the league.  Additionally, Sarah has served as a Vanderbilt CoRPs (Commodore Recruitment Program) volunteer for more than 10 years.

Out of the office, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and son and enjoying all that the Gulf Coast has to offer.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice


United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Poarch Creek Indians Tribal Court


BA, Vanderbilt University (TN)

JD, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (AL)


American Bar Association

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Alabama Workers Compensation Organization

Baldwin County Bar Association

Mobile Bar Association

The Best Lawyers of America, 2019-2022

News Updates About Sarah Cross Ryan

Pryor and Ryan Earn Summary Judgment

Carr Allison shareholders Caroline Pryor and Sarah Ryan recently won summary judgment in Mobile County Circuit Court (AL) for a premises owner.  The plaintiff in the case alleged that she tripped and fell on a step which she said she did not see before she fell.   The defense argued that […]

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Ryan Presents at Alabama Workers’ Compensation Seminar

Shareholder Sarah Cross Ryan of our Mobile (AL) office, recently spoke at the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Seminar that was Co–Sponsored by Alabama Workers’ Compensation Division and Auburn University. Sarah spoke on updates regarding Workers’ Compensation Case Law. Great Job!

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Cross Ryan Served as a Virtual Presenter at Alabama Workers’ Compensation Organization Annual Conference

Carr Allison shareholder Sarah Cross Ryan of our Mobile (AL) Office recently served as a virtual presenter at the 2020 Alabama Workers’ Compensation Organization Annual Conference on October 29, 2020. Ryan’s presentation covered in detail the ethical handling of workers’ compensation claims. Great Job, Sarah!

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36 Carr Allison Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 36 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 for excellence in their respective practice areas.   ALABAMA – Birmingham – Best Lawyers in America ® R. Brett Adair – employment law management Russell Q. Allison […]

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 27 Carr Allison Attorneys

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 27 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 for excellence in their respective practice areas.   In Alabama: · Birmingham office: o Brett Adair (Employment Law) o Russell Q. Allison (Insurance Law) o C. Steven Ball (Commercial Litigation) o Charles F. Carr (Personal […]

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Pryor and Ryan Successfully Defend Client

Caroline T. Pryor and Sarah Cross Ryan won a motion to dismiss for their client arguing that the workers’ compensation claim was filed outside the applicable statute of limitations.  The Court agreed and granted the motion.

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Carr Allison Selects Six New Shareholders and Two New Counsel

Carr Allison is pleased to announce that Katy Beth Carr (Florence, AL), Sarah J. Cross and E. Glenn Smith, Jr. (Mobile, AL), Dixie Daimwood (Tallahassee, FL), and Angel A. Darmer and Sara Beth DeLisle (Birmingham, AL) have been named as Shareholders.  Carrie H. Bates (Birmingham, AL) and Pamela Springrose Hallford […]

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