William is Chair of Maynard Cooper's Litigation Section and leader of the firm's ERISA and Group Insurance Litigation Practice Groups. He is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
He brings more than 20 years of experience to his clients; representing insurers and employers nationwide in a litany of employee benefit and insurance disputes involving life, health, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, property and casualty, ESOP, pension and retirement plans and coverages. William has handled matters in more than 20 states including California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. In addition to his ERISA practice, William represents insurers in bad faith, fraud actions and class actions and employers in ERISA 401(k) stock drop, fiduciary class actions and "church plan" litigation.
His extensive experience in the area of ERISA Litigation has been widely recognized by his peers in the industry. William was listed Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – ERISA for 2015 in Birmingham. He frequently speaks on topics related to ERISA litigation at industry and client conferences. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Insurance Law, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants, and Litigation: ERISA. He is listed in the Mid-South Super Lawyers for Employee Benefits.
William was named in the 2015 Who's Who Legal Directory in Pensions & Benefits. He is the only Alabama attorney included in the listing.
William received his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law and holds a B.S. from Davidson College.