As a member of Butler Snow’s Products, Catastrophic and Industrial Litigation and Appellate practice groups, Xan focuses her practice on defending product manufacturers in complex litigation and mass tort cases, as well as OSHA-related matters. Xan also has experience advocating for her clients in both state and federal appellate courts and immigration court, and experience acting as amicus counsel as well as special appellate counsel.

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Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2018
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Alabama: Northern, Middle, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 11th Circuit
  • Immigration Courts

Civic Involvement

  • Serving You Ministries, Junior Board, President

Education & Honors

  • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2018
    • Online Research Editor, Cumberland Law Review
    • Associate Justice, Henry Upton Sims, Moot Court Board Executive
    • Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow
    • Finalist, CKP Cup Moot Court Competition, 2018
    • Finalist, Saad Moot Court Competition, 2017
    • Finalist, Donworth Moot Court Competition, 2016
    • Children, Law and Ethics Scholarship
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Linguistics, Minor in History, 2015
    • Liberal Arts Honors College
    • Liberal Arts Honors Saljon Family Scholarship
    • Liberal Arts Fall 2013 Out of State Tuition Waiver
    • Award for Excellence in Hindi
  • Scholar of Merit, Estate and Trust Administration, Spring 2018, : -- Select --
  • Scholar of Merit, International Law, Fall 2017, : -- Select --
  • Scholar of Merit, Civil Procedure, Fall 2015, : -- Select --
  • Externship, United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama, Birmingha, Ala., January 2018 - May 2018
  • Internship, International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands, May 2017 - August 2017

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • ​Co-Author, “Making Use of Dissenting Opinions,” DRI, Certworthy, Vol. 21, Issue 2, November 23, 2020.
  • ​Co-Author, “’The Government Said I Could’ As A Defense During COVID-19,” Law360, June 5, 2020. 
  • Co-Editor, Thomson Reuters Alabama Practice Series: Alabama Criminal Trial Practice Forms, 2018 Edition.
  • Co-Author, Association of Defence Counsel practicing before the International Courts and Tribunals, “Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo and Ble Goude,” 2017.