Brooks Pierce Attorney Honored by the University of Alabama College of Education


Brooks Pierce attorney Collins Saint has been honored by the University of Alabama College of Education as a part of its new efforts to recognize alumni under the age of 40 who are doing good work in the education field. This inaugural class recognizes 15 of the school’s alumni who are upholding the ideals instilled by the school, including fairness and equity, commitment to diversity and a culture of collaboration.

Saint has a passion for education and human rights and uses their background in school counseling to advocate for educational institutions. Since joining Brooks Pierce in September 2017, they have focused much of their work on special education and helping school board members, administrators and teachers understand education law. Saint also advises on meeting the educational needs of individuals, including helping to make sure plans are developed to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities and that school discipline rules are implemented in compliance with the law.

Their work has received recognition within the legal community, such as inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch" for Labor and Employment Law in 2021, being named "Young Lawyer of the Quarter" for April-June 2020 by the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association and receiving the American Bar Association and Bloomberg BNA Awards for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law in 2017.

Saint is involved in the community, including serving as a member of the board of trustees for Triad Stage and recently ending a three-year term on the board of directors of the North Star LGBTQ Community Center, where they served as chair. They also give considerable time to pro bono work to advance LGBTQ+ protections and rights.


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