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•AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
•Rising Star in Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine
•Graduate of the 2016 Alabama Leadership Initiative
•Graduate of the 2015 International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy
•Graduate of the 2013 class of the Birmingham Bar Association’s Future Leaders Forum
•Recognized in 2012 as a “Rising Star” in litigation by B-Metro magazine.
•Obtained a defense verdict for an assisted living facility and the facility’s executive director in a six-day arbitration hearing involving a resident’s allegations of sexual assault.
•Obtained complete dismissal of wrongful death claims against an international security management company.
•Obtained summary judgment in favor of a local disaster-recovery contractor in a wrongful death lawsuit.
•Successfully defended a local bank against claims of false imprisonment, conspiracy, defamation, slander, and conversion.
•Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a franchisee of a world-wide fast-food restaurant in a premises-liability action.
•Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a repossession firm involving allegations of wrongful repossession, trespass, and conspiracy.
•Obtained complete dismissal of wrongful death claims against a nursing home because the plaintiff failed to invoke the arbitration process.
•Successfully defended a local hospital on grounds the plaintiff failed to comply with the statute of limitations.
•Successfully defended a pharmacy accused of causing physical injury as a result of a misfiled prescription.
•Obtained a summary judgment in favor an ambulance company in a suit involving an automobile accident.
•Reached a favorable resolution on behalf of a local accounting firm in an ERISA complaint. Plan participants argued the Plan Administrator breached fiduciary obligations.
•Reached a favorable resolution for a natural gas and energy products company in a dispute over rights to commercially extract coalbed methane gas.
Presentations and Publications
•“Alabama’s Contractor Statute of Repose,” The Alabama Roadbuilder (Fall 2010)(co-author)
•“Medical Literature: Friend and/or Foe in the Medical Malpractice Trial,” Defense Research Institute, Medical Liability and Healthcare Law Seminar (New Orleans, February 2012)
•“From Sale to Science: An Overview of Alabama Dram-Shop Claims and the Impact of Scientific Expert Testimony,” Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal (Spring 2012)(co-author)
•“Hot Topics in Nursing Home Litigation,” Alabama Nursing Home Association Conference (Spring 2016)
News & Insights
•Twenty-Eight SDF Attorneys Named to the 2017 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Umbach, Perkins, Davis, & Vinson Participate in the Alabama Trucking Association’s Annual Mock Trial
•Reed Bates & Will Davis Obtain Defense Verdict After 6-Day Arbitration for Assisted Living Facility
•Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Starnes Davis Florie Announces New Partners
•Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers
•SDF Attorneys and Staff Dedicate Time to Volunteer for Servis Juris Day
•Thirty SDF Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyers 2014
•Three Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Invited to Join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
•Starnes Davis Florie Welcomes New Associates to the Firm
Will and his wife have twin boys and a daughter. The “party of five” enjoy all things outdoors and pulling for the Alabama Crimson Tide and Virginia Cavaliers.
Will is a member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club (Crippled Children's Foundation) and serves on the Executive Board of PreSchool Partners, a Birmingham non-profit organization dedicated to preparing children with quality preschool education.