Ginger Poynter is a practicing attorney and proud mother of four children and four grandchildren. She chose to make the Mobile area her permanent and professional home after her family was transferred to the region in 2004 by the U.S. Coast Guard.
She is the eldest of four daughters born to Leon and Pat Broadway. Her father worked as a master electrician while her mother managed the family’s electrical business. In 1986, Ginger married her high school sweetheart, a Navy seaman who later joined the Coast Guard. Ginger spent her early adult years as a dedicated military spouse and devoted mother to her children, Robin, Christopher, Jonathan and Ashley.
Ginger earned a degree in History from Elizabeth City State University in 1997. Her immediate plans to attend law school were placed on hold while she supported her husband’s assignment to military orders at Kodiak Island, Alaska. While living on Kodiak Island, Ginger worked as a substitute teacher.
After returning to the Continental United States, Ginger was accepted to and enrolled at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As a law student, Ginger served in several leadership roles; chief among them as president of Regent Students for Life, vice president of the Federalist Society, and vice-president of the school’s trial court team. Ginger was also an active member of the James C. Kent American Inn of Court and The Christian Legal Society.
Ginger successfully completed law school as a transfer student to the University of Texas School of Law. Thereafter, she accepted a job with the Travis County Attorney’s Office, in Austin, Texas, working in the Appellate and Domestic Violence divisions. As a Texas prosecutor, she managed all aspects of serious criminal cases from arraignment to appeal. After moving to Alabama, and while waiting for admission to the Alabama Bar, Ginger served as a federal attorney for the Small Business Administration. Ginger was licensed to practice as an attorney in Alabama in 2005. She has been in private practice ever since.
Ginger is in the courtroom on a daily basis. She has tried scores of cases ranging from simple speeding tickets to capital murder in both state and federal court. In addition to her successful criminal defense practice, Ginger maintains an active practice in the area of family law. Ginger is licensed in both Alabama and Texas and is admitted to practice in the 11th and 5th Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Southern District of Alabama.
- Past President of Mobile Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Member of the Paul W. Brock American Inn of Court
- Member of Christian Legal Society
- Member of Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
- Member of the Brevard Hand-Alex Howard Chapter of the Mobile Federalist Society
- Member of Church on the Eastern Shore