After passing the Alabama Bar, Priscilla worked as a Judicial Assistant for The Honorable James “Jim” H. Roberts, Jr. in Tuscaloosa. As Judge Roberts’ Judicial Assistant, Priscilla managed the civil docket and, by observation, gained experience in motion practice, oral arguments, presentation of evidence, bench trials and all aspects of jury trials. While working as a Judicial Assistant, Priscilla passed the Mississippi Bar, and is currently licensed to practice in both Alabama and Mississippi.
Prior to joining Ferguson, Frost, Moore, and Young, LLP, Priscilla was an associate at another Birmingham-area insurance defense firm where she handled cases involving motor vehicle accidents, including both third party liability claims, as well as direct actions against the insurance companies for uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, premises liability claims, construction defect cases, and commercial transportation suits. Demonstrating an aptitude for legal research and analysis, she has written – and successfully argued – motions for summary judgment on a wide range of topics including negligent entrustment, the duties of property owners to licensees and invitees, the “open and obvious” defense for premises liability cases, respondeat superior, the legal requirements to prove agency, and matters of vicarious liability. She has also seen cases through to verdict whether in front of an Alabama jury or an arbitrator. Priscilla takes pride in building relationships with her clients and knows zealous advocacy is dependent on understanding not only the law, but also her client’s expectations and interests.
Priscilla attended the University of Alabama, where she received her B.S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in world marketing. While at Alabama, Priscilla was an active member of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, and in her Sophomore Year, served as Vice President for Philanthropy. In her role as Vice President of Philanthropy, Priscilla implemented programming to further literacy initiatives and organized multiple fundraisers. While enrolled at Washington & Lee University School of Law, Priscilla was part of one of the first two graduating classes that completed W&L’s third year practicum programming which is designed to be a bridge between a student and being a first-year practitioner. As part of this unique curriculum, the majority of Priscilla’s third year classes were experiential based, rather than lecture based, with an emphasis on negotiations, trial advocacy, shareholder derivatives claims, and white-collar crime.
As an undergraduate, Priscilla studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Similarly, in law school, she worked with law school students in Belgrade, Serbia. As part of this collaboration, Priscilla was taught by Judge Popovich at the European Court of Human Rights, and travelled to Strasbourg, France to tour the Court and meet her fellow student collaborators in Belgrade, Serbia.
Outside of work, Priscilla enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Ella and Sophie, cooking, and cheering on the Crimson Tide each football season. She is also a member of the Junior League of Birmingham, Birmingham Bar Association, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and Mississippi Bar.
Alabama Mississippi U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
University of Alabama, B.S., magna cum laude Washington & Lee University School of Law, JD,
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Birmingham Bar Association Alabama Defense Lawyers Association