Sonny WillsOf Counsel | Medical Devices and Drugs
Sonny Wills joined Beasley Allen in February 2015. He is working in the firm’s Mass Torts section, primarily handling cases related to the blood thinner Xarelto, which has been linked to serious side effects including internal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleed and death. Xarelto blood thinner litigation has been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana, who presided over suits against Merck & Co. over its medication Vioxx. The Vioxx litigation resulted in a $4.85 billion settlement in 2007.
Prior to joining Beasley Allen, Sonny clerked in the mass torts section at a firm in Birmingham as a law student, and became an associate attorney in the mass torts section at that firm after graduating from law school. While there, he worked on numerous defective medical product and dangerous drug cases, served as class counsel for the nationwide Pigford II USDA loan discrimination claim, participated in the BP Deepwater Horizon claim process and assisted in environmental law cases in Delaware and Alabama.
Sonny serves in the Montgomery County Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, and he’s a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar and Alabama Association for Justice. He was recognized as a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Group in 2014 and 2016. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys younger than 40 who have practiced law less than 10 years are selected as rising stars.
Sonny is from Prattville, Ala., and graduated from the University of Alabama in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration. While in college, Sonny was a Member of Sigma Nu fraternity and participated in the University of Alabama branch of the Small Business Administration: Small Business Mentor Program, served on Student Government Association committees and was actively involved in the Interfraternity council.
Sonny earned his J.D. from Birmingham School of Law in 2010. While in law school, Sonny was a member of the Student Bar Association and Alabama Association for Justice.
Sonny is married to the former Meredith Brown of Montgomery and they have a young daughter, Townson. They are active members of First Baptist Church Montgomery. In his free time Sonny enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
- Alabama State Bar
- American Bar Association
- Alabama Association for Justice
- Montgomery County Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
- Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014 and 2016)
- Birmingham School of Law (J.D. 2010)
- University of Alabama (B.S. 2005)
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