Anil Mujumdar is Of Counsel with Dagney Johnson Law Group in Birmingham, Alabama and a Visiting Lecturer in Law at The University of Alabama School of Law. He is the fourth of five generations of lawyers in his family.
For most of his career, Anil has concentrated his practice in the area of white collar criminal defense, dating back to his time working in private practice with former U.S. Attorney and current U.S. Senator Doug Jones. In addition to his white collar work, Anil is counsel in statewide prison conditions litigation brought to improve accessibility and mental health care for people with disabilities incarcerated in the Alabama prison system. He represents survivors of human trafficking in civil litigation and victims of child abuse and child sex abuse. Anil also represents cities and counties in the national opioid multidistrict litigation, which the Washington Post has described as “the largest civil action in U.S. history.”
At Alabama Law he teaches Introduction to Law to first year law students, Introduction to U.S. Law to students in the international L.L.M. program, Poverty Law to the J.D. students, and coaches the BLSA Moot Court Team.
He is one of twelve members of the ACLU’s national Executive Committee, serves on the ACLU’s national Board of Directors and is past-President of the ACLU of Alabama. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for AIDS Alabama and serves on the boards of directors for Legal Services of Alabama, I See Me, Inc. (a local non-profit dedicated to increasing reading skills among of children of color), and the Sojourn Project (a national non-profit that organizes week long civil rights tours of the Deep South for high school students). He previously has served on the boards of directors for Alabama Appleseed, the Magic City Bar Association, and the South Asian Bar Association Foundation as its President. Since 2010, Anil has co-authored the LexisNexis treatise on Alabama Civil Procedure and has taught as an adjunct at Stillman College, Miles Law School, and The University of Alabama.
Anil received his B.A. in English from Birmingham-Southern College, where he ran varsity cross-country and served as SGA President; an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Alabama; and a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.