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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 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.

  • Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Law (2019-2022)
  • Best Lawyers’ – Birmingham Employee Benefits Law (ERISA) “Lawyer of the Year” (2017, 2020, 2022)
  • Best Lawyers’ – Birmingham Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2012, 2013, 2015)
  • Best Lawyers’ – Birmingham Litigation – Trusts & Estates “Lawyer of the Year” (2014, 2021 & 2023)
  • “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 (2022 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 – (2017 – present)
  • Birmingham Magazine 2020 Top Attorneys- Legend recognition & Probate Law
  • Member – Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member – Alabama State Bar Association
  • Alabama Law Institute (currently serving on its Standing Trust Committee)
  • Estate Planning Council of Birmingham (former Director)
  • 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)

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