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For nearly 40 years, Bill has focused his practice on construction claims and disputes and on federal procurement law. Bill is the first of only two Mississippi lawyers ever invited to be a Fellow in the select American College of Construction Lawyers, and he is among only a handful of lawyers in the country to be both an ACCL Fellow and also to be elected as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Bill is a Master of the Bench (highest rating) and has served as president of the central Mississippi chapter of the American Inns of Court. He was honored by a unanimous Joint Resolution of the Mississippi House and Senate as an “Outstanding Mississippian."


American College of Construction Lawyers, Fellow; American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow; International Society of Barristers, Fellow; Mississippi Bar Foundation, Fellow; 2014 Mississippi Lawyer of the Year; Who's Who Legal: Construction (2015-2019); The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year for Jackson, Construction Law (2016, 2019)

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association; Mississippi Bar Association; International Society of Barristers


JD, University of North Carolina School of Law (1975); AB, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1972)