Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Will's Profile

Will is Of Counsel with Maynard’s Correctional Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on representing correctional staff, agencies, officers, and officials throughout numerous issues related to correctional institutions. Will has a demonstrated history of handling complex litigation matters.

Prior to joining Maynard, Will served for six years as an Assistant District Attorney with the 30th Judicial District in Memphis, Tennessee, where he handled comprehensive criminal prosecutions through trial. Before assuming this role, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Camille McMullen and the Honorable Ross Dyer in the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. Will received his J.D. from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. While enrolled, he earned first place in the New York School of Law National Writing Competition and received the Pro Bono Program Platinum Level Dean’s Award, among a multitude of additional accolades. Will also holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Memphis.


State Bar: Alabama (Pending), Tennessee

  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
    • (2016, J.D. First Place in the New York University School of Law National Writing Competition, Moot Court Executive Board: Chief Justice for Advanced Moot Court, National Mock Trial Team, National Moot Court Team, Certificate in Advocacy, and recipient of the Joe A. Moore Scholarship for Excellence in Oral Advocacy)

  • University of Memphis
    • (2012, B.A. in Political Science)


Honorable Ross Dyer
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Honorable Camille McMullen
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Monday, January 30, 2023

Maynard Cooper & Gale Welcomes Three Attorneys to Growing Team

Maynard is pleased to announce the addition of three attorneys to our corporate, insurance & financial services, and correctional litigation practices. Bryan Judd, Associate, Corporate, BirminghamSoo Yeon Kim, Of Counsel, Insurance & Financial Services Litigation, New York CityWill Cranford, Of Counsel, Correctional Litigation, Huntsville These experienced attorneys will play an...

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