Ms. Mays received her juris doctorate from Cumberland School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Birmingham-Southern College. As an Associate in the Firm’s Labor and Employment practice group, Ms. Mays manages and advises clients in all aspects of the employment relationship, including cases arising under Title VII, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. The Lawyers of Color honorees were chosen after an extensive selection process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching Bar publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Lawyers of Color accepted nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues and also made editorial decisions based on research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments or were active in legal pipeline initiatives. Maynard Cooper was founded in 1984 and in its short but dynamic history has grown to more than 220 attorneys, emerging as a leading law firm in Alabama as well as the Southeast. With offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery, the firm offers a full array of legal services to a broad and diverse client base consisting of Fortune 500 companies as well as closely held companies, partnerships, professional associations, charities and individuals. Maynard Cooper is Alabama’s only member of Lex Mundi, an international association of more than 140 widely recognized independent law firms, which by membership gives the firm access to high quality local legal expertise throughout the world. The firm is also Alabama’s only member of the Southern Law Network, a regional network of independent law firms.