Anna Aven Sumner

Anna Aven Sumner is an attorney in the firm’s Products Liability Group, focusing her practice in the areas of mass torts, products liability, clinical trials and medical malpractice. Her trial experience includes a significant defense verdict in an obstetrical medical malpractice trial which was profiled by The National Law Journal as one of 10 “Top Defense Wins of 2005.” Her products liability practice centers on medical device and toxic tort litigation. In addition, she has experience with the early management of litigation risks and resolution of claims outside of traditional litigation. Anna is co-founder of Atlanta Lawyers for Animal Welfare (ALAW), a pro bono organization providing legal services to animal rescue groups.

Anna is a member of the State Bars of Georgia and Mississippi and is licensed to practice law in both states. Before joining Alston & Bird, Anna served as a law clerk for The Honorable Edith Brown Clement on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Products Liability and 3) Toxic Torts
Law School Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2003
Admitted Year 2009
Education Princeton University, A.B., 1998
Bar Member / Association Georgia State Bar Association, Mississippi State Bar Association
Most recent firm Alston & Bird LLP
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