Brian T. Williams

Brian T. Williams Profile




  • B.S., University of Alabama, 1976 cum laude
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, 1979
  • LL.M., University of Alabama, 1985 (Taxation) (with honors)
  • Admitted - Alabama (1979)


About Brian T. Williams

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 publically traded corporation before entering private practice with his present firm in 1986.

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


  • Best Lawyers'  2017 Birmingham Employee Benefits Law (ERISA) "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers'  2015 Birmingham Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers’ 2014 Birmingham Litigation - Trusts & Estates “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers’ 2013 Birmingham Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year”,
  • Best Lawyers’ 2012 Birmingham Litigation & Controversy – Tax “Lawyer of the Year”
  • “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

Listed in:

  • Best Lawyers in America since 2001 (2019 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)
  • B-Metro Top Flight Attorneys since 2017


  • Alabama Law Institute (currently serving on its Standing Trust Committee)
  • Estate Planning Council of Birmingham (former Director)
  • Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations
  • 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)