William R. Lunsford

Bill's Profile

Bill is a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper’s Huntsville office and a member of several practices in the firm’s Litigation Section including the Construction Litigation, Healthcare Litigation and Business Litigation practice groups. He has substantial experience representing public and private entities in both state and federal courts. His expansive litigation practice includes matters involving contract disputes (both private and government contracts), construction litigation, lender liability actions, trademark and copyright infringement actions, commercial real estate disputes, landlord-tenant litigation, shareholder disputes, personal injury actions, product liability claims, civil rights litigation and class actions.

With a significant portion of his litigation practice concentrating in the construction and real estate sectors, Bill is frequently representing owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals in disputes before courts and arbitration panels arising out of commercial, industrial, mixed-use and residential construction projects. He advises clients on matters related to all phases of construction, including contract negotiation, AIA contract requirements and restrictions, design defects, issues of workmanship, warranty and payment claims, liquidated and delay damages, rights under Alabama’s Prompt Pay Act and lien rights.

In addition, Bill is actively involved in the representation of healthcare institutions, physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and other medical professionals and personnel in a variety of matters, including medical malpractice litigation, civil rights actions, contract disputes, license and disciplinary actions. His healthcare practice focuses in part upon correctional healthcare providers on various matters, including risk management issues, consent decree compliance, regulatory compliance, staffing, licensure and credentialing issues, the development and implementation of policies, procedures and protocols, informed consent and third-party provider issues.

“Bill has become our expert on all large cases. He has more experience in these large class- action type matters than any of our other outside counsel. ” — Client Testimonial

Bill's Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Construction Law (2018-present)

Bill's Affiliations and Civic Involvement


  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Executive Board
  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class III
  • Alabama State Bar Inaugural Mentor Program
  • Leadership Huntsville-Madison County, Connect Class I
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Lynette Potter
Legal Assistant
Katherine "Katie" Brakke
State Bar:Alabama
U.S. Court of Appeals:Eleventh Circuit
University of Alabama School of Law (2000, J.D., American Bar Association National Trial Team; NACDL Trial Team; George Peach Taylor Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy (1998-2000))
Samford University (1997, B.A., Samford Ambassadors, President; Omicron Delta Kappa)
August 15, 2019
130 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 130 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting att...
August 15, 2018
Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 116 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their areas of practice in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Included in...