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William W. Watts, III

Member of the Firm

Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
AV Preeminent

William W. Watts, III

Professional Experience

Bill Watts has nearly 40 years of experience as a trial and appellate litigator. With an emphasis in appellate law, Bill has handled numerous appeals in state and federal courts, resulting in nearly 100 reported decisions. He has also focused his practice in the areas of environmental law and litigation and insurance law and litigation, as well as representing clients in a broad variety of other civil disputes, including intellectual property litigation, products liability, banking litigation, construction litigation, and personal injury litigation.


  • Amherst College, B.A.; Magna Cum Laude, 1974;
  • University of Southern California, J.D.; Order of Coif, 1980

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Alabama
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for Southern, Middle, and Northern District of Alabama


Lawyer of the Year for 2019 for State of Alabama, Appellate Law (Best Lawyers)