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Brian Williams’ practice includes estate planning, estate and trust litigation, estate and trust administration, federal and state tax, and corporate and business transactions and issues. He practiced for 6 years as an in house counsel for a publicly traded corporation before entering private practice with his present firm in 1986.
Brian graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1976, B.S. degree/accounting major. He obtained his J.D. degree in 1979 from Cumberland School of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation (with honors) from the University of Alabama in 1985.
He was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1979 and also has been admitted to practice in the U. S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, the U. S. Tax Court, and the Fifth and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals
“Litigation - Trusts & Estates” Lawyer of the Year - Best Lawyers’ 2014 Birmingham
“Tax Law” Lawyer of the Year - Best Lawyers’ 2013 Birmingham
“Litigation & Controversy – Tax” Lawyer of the Year - Best Lawyers’ 2012 Birmingham
“Alabama Top 50” in Super Lawyers Alabama, 2011 edition
Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, elected 1998
Peer review rated Preeminent AV by Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America since 2001 (2014 practice areas: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Litigation & Controversy - Tax, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates)
Super Lawyers since 2008 (Estate and Trust Litigation)
Birmingham Magazine as one of Birmingham’s “Top Attorneys” (Trusts and Estates)
Alabama Law Institute (currently serving on its Standing Trust Committee)
Estate Planning Council of Birmingham (former Director)
American, Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations
American Bar Association Section of Taxation
Tax Section of the Alabama Bar Association (former Chairman)
Former President and Director of the Federal Tax Clinic (President in 2006)
Instructor for the Southern Trust School (teaching Estate Planning)Birmingham Estate Planning Study Group (serves as moderator)