Adams and Reese is proud to announce that Suntrease Williams-Maynard, Special Counsel location in their Mobile, Aabama office, was named in ACCESS Magazine as one of their 50 Most Beautiful People of 2022.
The publication says The Beautiful Issue is a celebration of local citizens devoted to various causes, making a clear difference in the community. ACCESS will host a celebratory gathering honoring those named in 50 Most Beautiful People on July 15, 2022 at The Outsider in Mobile.
As an attorney at Adams and Reese, Williams-Maynard focuses on helping clients minimize the risks of litigation, handle internal investigations and develop programs, policies, and procedures. To expand on her expertise and to further advocate for her client’s interests, she received specific training in trial advocacy, depositions, and alternative dispute resolution. Further, she leverages her experience in diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), leadership development, and executive coaching capabilities to help clients achieve their goals. Williams-Maynard also advises organizations throughout Alabama and the Southeast on EEOC and Title IX issues.
Williams-Maynard is as a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, where she has served under the Air Education & Training and the Special Operations Commands as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate. In this position, she provides a wide array of legal services ranging from administrative law, general law and military justice.
On the education front, Williams-Maynard serves an Adjunct Professor at Spring Hill College, where she teaches a curriculum that she developed in sociology and criminology. In 2021, she helped launch Adams and Reese’s Legal Diversity Pipeline Program in partnership with Street Law. The program, which is the first Legal Diversity Pipeline program in Alabama, is designed to encourage the pursuit of legal careers by young people from groups that are currently underrepresented in the legal profession.
On Juneteenth 2020, Williams-Maynard established The Maynard 4 Foundation, a national organization that extends resources to the community’s youth, educational institutions, and corporate America in the interest of furthering education, health equity, culture, and social justice. One of the Foundation’s programs, Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageantry Program, recently held its inaugural event June 17-19, 2022 in Mobile, AL at The Battle House to mark the organization’s second anniversary. This program offers a unique pageantry experience for young ladies nationwide between the ages of 13-18 and aims to highlight their accomplishments to develop confidence, minimize stereotypes, and foster an understanding of their culture and history.
Williams-Maynard was recently recognized by the Port City Chapter of Blacks in Government on June 20, 2022 for her work in the community.
Williams-Maynard received her J.D. from North Carolina University School of Law. After graduating law school, she obtained a Master of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Human Resource Management from Pennsylvania State University. Before law school, she received her B.A. in sociology and criminal justice from, Shaw University, the first historically black institution of higher education in the South and among the oldest in the nation.