Anna L. Scully: Lawyer with Burr & Forman LLP

Anna L. Scully

Mobile,  AL  U.S.A.
Phone(251) 345-8205

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Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Labor & Employment - Litigation
  • Personal Injury
Contact InfoTelephone: (251) 345-8205
Fax: (251) 344-9696
University University of Dallas, B.A., magna cum laude, 2003; University of Dallas, M.A., cum laude, 2006
Law SchoolCumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 2009
Admitted2009, Alabama; Alabama Supreme Court; US District Courts of Alabama; US District Court - Northern District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional Associations

•American Immigration Lawyers Association, Treasurer of Georgia/Alabama Chapter (2014-2015), Secretary (2015-2016)
•American Bar Association
•Mobile Bar Association
•St. Thomas More Society


Anna represents businesses, families, and individuals with the process of obtaining legal immigration status for key employees and loved ones, and complying with accompanying immigration regulations after the fact. She interacts directly with the client at every stage of the process, from finding the right visa solutions and evaluating the strength of the case to dealing directly with the federal government while a case is under review.

She was first introduced to U.S. immigration law while working for United States Senator John Cornyn in his Dallas field office, where she had the opportunity to liaise directly with officials from USCIS, ICE, USCBP, Dept. of Labor, and the State Department to solve problems for businesses and individuals lost in the system. Anna later moved back to her hometown, Mobile Alabama, to handle Burr's immigration practice, which primarily focuses on Southeastern manufacturers and industry.

Because Burr's clients have a variety of needs, Anna also has extensive experience litigating workers' compensation claims and industrial accident lawsuits. She also routinely handles inquiries about labor and employment matters, including ADA and FMLA compliance, Title VII discrimination and EEOC investigations, and I-9 / E-Verify compliance.

Anna lives in Mobile with her husband, William E. Scully, III, and enjoys fishing, cooking, and the occasional game of billiards in downtown Mobile's finest establishments.

Honors & Awards

Alabama Super Lawyers Rising Star, Immigration (2013-2015)


•Burr Alert: I-9 and E-Verify Compliance Practices for Temporary Labor and Contractors: Four Things to Do Now to Minimize Risk
• H is Not for Healthcare
•Burr Alert: Federal Government Expands Enforcement of Immigration Laws through Site Inspections and Employee Interviews
•Burr Alert: Settlement of HB 56 Lawsuit means permanent injunction against some provisions of Alabama's Immigration Law
•Burr Alert: Government Shutdown
•Burr Alert: How Immigration Reform Can Attract Increased Tourism Revenue
•What Comprehensive Immigration Reform May Mean to Your Business
•Burr Alert: H-1B Visas for Foreign Professionals Are No Longer Available for FY 2014
•Burr Alert: USCIS Introduces New Form


What is your favorite thing about the law?
It is the guide by which we all must judge the correctness of our economic and social interactions, which should mean that lawyers make the best citizens.

What advice would you give a young student in law school?
Make some friends; it's never good to drink alone, especially after your first Contracts exam.

How do you define a good day?
Sunshine out my window and lots of work on my desk.

Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, “Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace” and “Immigration Law Compliance, ” SES Employment Law Beyond the Basics Seminar (May 2015)
•Speaker, Anton Mertens and Anna Scully, American Immigration Lawyers Association Georgia-Alabama Chapter Conference
•Speaker, “YOU MISSED THE H-1B CAP, NOW WHAT?” AILA Georgia/Alabama Annual Conference (February 2015)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Handled changes to visa status and green card cases for 40 key employees for major manufacturing client during an international company merger. Received favorable settlements with ICE, over 50-60% reduction in fines and penalties, arising from I-9 compliance investigations aimed at several Alabama manufacturers. Frequently handles I-9 compliance audits during due diligence for company mergers, as well as routine self and certified audits linked to company compliance plans. Routinely receives speedy approvals of green card petitions in the first preference category for multinational managers and foreign nationals with extraordinary ability. Advises start-up companies on purchase and corporate structures that best foster immigration solutions for the investors and key employees.

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I-9 and E-Verify Compliance Practices for Temporary Labor and Contractors: Four Things to Do Now to Minimize Risk
Anna L. Scully, May 21, 2015
Many of our clients rely on temporary labor solutions and outsourcing of certain functions to contractors to make their businesses work. While these workers are not your direct employees, their presence on your site doing your work triggers obligations for you as an owner under several regulatory...
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Anna L. Scully

11 North Water Street, Suite 22200
MobileAL 36602


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