William Dudley Motlow, Jr.

William Dudley Motlow, Jr.: Attorney with Porterfield, Harper, Mills, Motlow & Ireland, P.A.



- Partner: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

- AV Rating

Published Works

- The Constitutionality of Punitive Damages and the Present Role of Common Law Malice in the Modern Law of Libel and Slander, initially published in Cumberland Law Review, Vol. 10 Number 2 (Fall 1979);

- also published in PEAL - Publishing Entertainment Allied Fields Law Quarterly;

- portions published in Sebert, Thompson, Gross & Robertson, Remedies: Damages, Equity & Restitution

Honors - Awards - Community Involvement

- University of Alabama in Birmingham -Dean's List

- Cumberland School of Law -Dean's List -Cumberland Law Review - Associate Editor -Trial Advocacy Board

- AV Rating

- Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ALDA) - Board of Directors (2005-2008; 2009 to present); Vice President (2005)

- Real Island Volunteer Fire Dept - Legal Advisor and Board Member

Professional Associations and Memberships:

- Recognized in Alabama Super Lawyer's Magazine

- Top Attorney in Alabama as published in Business Alabama

- Alabama Defense Lawyers Association - Secretary (formerly on Board of Directors for 6 years)

- Birmingham Bar Association (formerly on Grievance Committee)

- Trial Attorneys of America

Representative Clients

- Terex Corporation

- Travelers Insurance

- Electrolux/White Consolidated Industries

- RealtySouth

- Glatfelter Claims Management, Inc

Past Employment Positions

- Alabama Attorney Generals Office, Assistant Attorney General, 1980-1982

- Emond & Vines, Associate, 1982-1983

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Appeals and Briefs
  • Automobile
  • Class Action Defense
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Governmental Entity Liability and Trucking Law
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-677-0155  Phone
(205) 949-3713  Phone
(205) 980-5001  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, B.S., Business Management
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, J.D., cum laude, 1980
Year of First Admission:
1980, U.S. District Court - Southern District of Alabama; 1981, U.S. District Court - Northern District of Alabama; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals - 11th Circuit; 1980, U.S. District Court - Middle District of Alabama; 1980, Alabama
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