Swift Currie Attorneys Named to National Black Lawyers 40 Under 40

Staff Report

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce Sara Alexandre and Gerond Lawrence have been named to The National Black Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 for 2020. This year marks Alexandre and Lawrence’s second year in a row of being named to the list. 

Membership is limited to the top 40 Black attorneys under the age of 40 from each state who demonstrate superior leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as a Black lawyer. The National Black Lawyers is an invitation-only membership organization designed to enhance the professional development of its members and is one of very few organizations in the United States established to promote the nation’s top Black attorneys.

“We are so proud of Sara and Gerond for receiving this prestigious honor for their accomplishments and commitment to advancing diversity in our profession,” said Terry Brantley, managing partner at Swift Currie. “They provide the highest level of individualized service to our clients and we are lucky to have them on our team.  Congratulations on making the list for the second year in a row.” 

The National Black Lawyers awards annual membership to the Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 Black lawyers in each state. Selection follows a multi-phase review process that includes peer nominations and third-party research. 

Alexandre is a civil litigator who defends clients in a number of areas, including environmental and construction law, premises liability, products liability and catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Alexandre earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her J.D. and Master of Law in Taxation  from New York Law School. 

Lawrence is a skilled litigator with experience representing Fortune 500 companies, insurance carriers, health care providers, municipalities, transit authorities and individuals in claims related to catastrophic injury & wrongful death, commercial litigation, employment counseling & litigation and premises liability. Lawrence’s work has earned him notable honors, including recognition as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star. Lawrence earned his undergraduate degree from Howard University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.