Mr. Robert L. Williams

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Robert L. Williams has represented hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other healthcare providers and insurers in the defense of professional liability claims since 1981. His litigation practice also encompasses other professional liability matters, surplus lines and reinsurance matters, and the defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims. Active in the defense and healthcare liability bar, he is a frequent speaker on medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and the Defense Research Institute, among others.
A graduate of Auburn University and the University of Alabama School of Law, Mr. Williams holds a master's degree in psychology and taught psychology at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia before beginning his law practice. He is also an accomplished photographer and licensed Realtor .


Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2016, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Birmingham
Best Lawyers In America, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Publications & Presentations

Unnecessary Surgery Based on a False Positive Diagnosis , Failure to Identify, Isolate and Protect Vital Structure During Surgery , Erroneous Medication Prescription and Medical Device Malfunction , Common Themes and Defenses in Medical Malpractice, National Business Institute, December 2008
Your Legal Position: Issues in Healthcare Litigation , Alabama Ophthalmology Administrator Seminar, Fall 2008
Dynamic Techniques for Using Expert Witnesses and Settlement Strategies in Complex Malpractice Cases , Tackling Advanced Medical Malpractice Issues, National Business Institute, September 2008
Perinatal Risk Management , 4th Annual Alabama Perinatal Conference, August 2008
Successful Medical Malpractice Suits , National Business Institute, December 2007
Effectively Using Medical Evidence in Court , National Business Institute, May 2007

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Business Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Dental Negligence
  • Hospital Law
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Drone law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205.533.9671  Phone
205-588-1322  Fax
University Attended:
Auburn University, M.S., 1974; Auburn University, B.S., 1973
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1981, Alabama


Alabama State Bar
Birmingham Bar Association
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute


Peer Reviews



Birmingham, Alabama

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