Paula Hinton (’79), Trial Partner and Member of the Executive Committee of the international law firm of Winston & Strawn, will deliver Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law commencement address at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at Coleman Coliseum.
Ms. Hinton serves as Global Chair of the Winston Women’s Leadership Initiative, which won the Chambers Award for “Outstanding Firm in Advancing Gender Diversity and Inclusion.” She received her BA, magna cum laude, from The University of Alabama in political science in 1976, and her Masters in Public Administration and Juris Doctorate degree from The University in 1979.
In 1979, Ms. Hinton was named “Outstanding Graduate Student” at the University. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors of The University of Alabama Law School Foundation and its Strategic Planning committee.
Ms. Hinton is a go-to trial lawyer in high stakes litigation. She is recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America for her skills in commercial litigation and mass tort litigation/class actions. She has won some of the largest defense verdicts in Texas history. Ms. Hinton received the Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 and the Corporate Counsel Association’s “National Women in Law Award in 2018. Benchmark Litigation has named her as one of the Top 250 Women in litigation for several years and as a Litigation Star in 2018.