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
  • International Law
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
University University of Dallas, B.A. in Politics, magna cum laude, 1999-2003; University of Dallas, M.A., Masters of American Studies, cum laude, 2003-2006
Law SchoolCumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 2006-2009
Admitted2009, Alabama; U.S. District Courts of Alabama; U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; Alabama Supreme Court

Professional Associations

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Alabama Bar Association
Mobile Bar Association


Anna uses her prior experience working with United States Citizenship and Immigration Service officials to help business clients evaluate the chances of successfully petitioning for work visas and permanent residence for key employees. She assists with all aspects of collecting supporting documents, drafting petition, and handling employment issues once visas are obtained. Anna also assists clients with regulatory compliance evaluations, policies, audits, and agency inspections arising from I-9 and E-Verify use as well as state immigration laws in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. In addition, she has experience in workers compensation litigation, industrial accident litigation, and employment discrimination administrative procedures and litigation.

Anna was born and raised in South Alabama, a returned here to practice law after attending college and working in Dallas Texas for many years. Anna worked in the Office of United States Senator John Cornyn and worked directly with officials in the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, the Department of Labor, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Patrol to solve problems for his constituents.

She received her J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University where she was a member of the Cumberland School of Law National Trial Team, which won the AAJ National Trial Competition in 2008, and Senior Associate Editor for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. She received her Masters of American Studies, cum laude, and her B.A. in Politics, magna cum laude, from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas.

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.

Personal Q&A

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.


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

Honors & Awards

Alabama Super Lawyers Rising Star, Immigration (2013-2014)


Mobile Area Volunteer Lawyers Program (organizing division that helps women and children seek protection from abuse through the courts)
American Heart Association and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society fundraisers


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"H" is Not for Healthcare
Anna L. Scully, September 15, 2014
In a recent Policy Memorandum, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("the Service") acknowledged some trends and changes in the nursing profession and offered some updated guidance to its officers who review H-1B visa petitions filed on behalf of nurses. While the...

Federal Government Expands Enforcement of Immigration Laws through Site Inspections and Employee Interviews
Anton F. Mertens,Anna L. Scully, June 18, 2014
USCIS’s Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) Directorate is expected to begin full-scale implementation of an L-1 site inspection program in the near future. FDNS conducts unannounced administrative site visits regarding approximately 15,000 H-1B petitions each year, and is now...

Settlement of HB 56 Lawsuit Means Permanent Injunction against Some Provisions of Alabama’s Immigration Law
Anton F. Mertens,Anna L. Scully, November 5, 2013
On October 29, 2013, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) published a settlement agreement reached with the State of Alabama to end its challenge of HB 56, Alabama’s immigration law in exchange for a court order permanently enjoining several provisions of the law. The SPLC represents a...
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Anna L. Scully

11 North Water Street
MobileAL 36602


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