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Leia T. Leonard

Leia T. Leonard began working with Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys as a legal assistant before earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Montevallo. She joined Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys as an attorney following the passage of the Alabama State Bar.

Leonard obtained her Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law in 2014 and is admitted to practice law in all Alabama State Courts, and in the United States Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Mother of two daughters, Leonard and husband Andrew attend Church of the Highlands and enjoy trips to the beach and North Carolina with friends and family.

Brett M. Ostronic

Brett began his legal career over six years ago right here with Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys.  In 2018, Brett began attending night classes at Birmingham School of Law while maintaining his full-time position with the firm.  To Brett, he striving to bring about a positive impact while guiding his clients throughout the process of a personal injury case is of utmost importance. His area of focus will be in car accident, trucking accident, and premises liability cases.

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Brett has resided in Birmingham since 2014. His wife, Taylor, is a ballet dancer, teacher, and the ever-present motivator to live better and to do so with humility.  In his spare time, Brett is an avid golfer, bookworm, and enjoys solving crossword puzzles.

Shaun Capps

Shaun began his legal career while in law school by working for UAB Hospital in the Lien Unit where he distinguished himself by recovering millions of dollars from third parties. Following a clerkship in the Domestic Relations Division of the Alabama Tenth Judicial Circuit in Jefferson County, Shaun began working at Alexander Shunnarah and quickly proved himself as a talented and relentless negotiator and began working directly under Alexander Shunnarah, serving as his personal Case Manager for 3 years. After passing the Alabama Bar, Shaun now leverages his unique skillset and claim experience to secure the best possible result for clients. He primarily handles cases involving automobile accidents, trucking accidents, wrongful death, and premises liability. Shaun and his wife, Olya, live in Alabaster with their daughter Solomiya and son Roman. Shaun is active at Christian Life Church where he teaches various classes and leads widow and orphan projects.

Joel A. Levine

Joel A. Levine fights for Texans’ rights, with a focus on personal injury and wrongful death claims. Joel Levine earned his law degree from the South Texas College of Law in Houston. He is a member of the Texas State Bar, the Austin Bar Association, and the Austin Young Lawyers Association.  As a firm believer in transparent and strong advocacy for his clients, Joel thoroughly enjoys helping individuals navigate the complex and frustrating world of dealing with insurance companies.    

J. Christopher Pracht

Christopher Pracht was born and raised in South Carolina. For the past 13 years he has represented injury victims across South Carolina and the United States. Christopher graduated Cum Laude from the Charleston School of Law. After passing the South Carolina bar after graduation, Christopher clerked for the Honorable J. Cordell Maddox. In 2009, Christopher founded his law firm in Anderson, South Carolina. Over the past decade Christopher has obtained millions in verdicts and settlements for injury victims. Currently, Thomason and Pracht, LLP has two offices in Anderson and Greenville, South Carolina. 

Christopher is the founding partner of Thomason and Pracht, LLP where the firm solely represents the victims of personal and corporate negligence. Christopher was named “Best Trial Lawyer in the Upstate” in 2015 by the Greenville News. Thomason and Pracht, LLP has been named “Best Lawyer / Law Firm” by the Independent Mail for the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. Christopher enjoys taking cases to trial and solving serious and complicated cases on behalf hard working folks. In addition to his role as founding partner at Thomason and Pracht, LLP, Christopher Pracht is “of counsel” to Alexander Shunnarah Injury Attorneys. 

Christopher is married with three children and lives in Greenville, South Carolina. He enjoys engaging his local community though charitable giving. Christopher is a member of the National Trial Lawyers, American Association for Justice, South Carolina Association for Justice, and the South Carolina Bar. 

Mallory Storey Ulmer

Mallory’s practice focuses on representing victims in personal injury litigation, including the areas of wrongful death, motor vehicle and trucking litigation. She handles cases in the Southeast and Midwest at state and federal court levels. Mallory recently obtained a $15 million settlement in a contested liability case arising from a crash that caused catastrophic injuries to her client. 

Mallory is an advocate of the Alabama Head Injury Foundation, which provides resources for members of our communities affected by traumatic brain injury. Mallory is an active member of American Association for Justice (AAJ), the largest plaintiff trial lawyer organization in the country—her law practice aligns with its core mission of education, advocacy, and the continual fight for justice. She enjoys active participation in AAJ Trucking Litigation Group and the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. Mallory currently serves as the assistant to the Editor of AAJ TLG’s Journal of Trucking Litigation and as a member of AAJ’s Exchange Advisory Committee. She enjoys writing, speaking, and advocating for issues related to trucking litigation. 

Mallory and her husband, Dr. Matthew J. Ulmer, and their daughter reside in Auburn. They enjoy traveling, visiting with family, finding good local eateries, and being outdoors.

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