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Adams and Reese Special Counsel Sandy Sanford was selected by the Mississippi Business Journal to the 2013 “Leadership in Law” class, honoring 50 of the state’s most successful attorneys for their legal careers and professional and community contributions.

Sanford will be recognized at an awards dinner on Thursday, December 11th, at the Hilton Jackson from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. He will also be featured in a special edition of “Leadership in Law” in the Mississippi Business Journal. The publication is in its third year of honoring a “Leadership in Law” class.

Sanford joined Adams and Reese in 2011 as Special Counsel in the Special Business Services Group and the firm’s Governmental Relations team, practicing in the Jackson office. He has been practicing law since 1998 and is a former special counsel to AT&T Mississippi.

Sanford is the Past President of the Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association, a member of Young Business Leaders, and has served as a member of several committees within the Mississippi Bar Association, including the Long Range Planning Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Chairman of the Law School Relations Committee and Nominating Committee. He served as Southeastern Editor of the Defense Research Institute’s The Business Suit.

A Pascagoula native, he holds a bachelor’s of accountancy degree from the University of Mississippi and graduated summa cum laude and first in his class from Mississippi College School of Law.

Sanford is an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law, where he has taught the courses of Sales and Leasing and Remedies. He is still involved as an alumnus of the law school, and has actively served on the school's Building Campaign Committee.

Sanford is a member of the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame, and served as a member of the Young Alumni Council and as a board member of the Alumni Association for the University of Mississippi Central District.