William H. Robertson, VShareholder | Environmental
Bill grew up in Eufaula, Alabama, and graduated from The Lakeside School in 1995. In 1999, he graduated from Auburn University where he received a B.A. degree in Political Science. While attending Auburn, Bill was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and Pi Lamda Sigma Legal Honor Society. Bill currently serves as Chairman of Sigma Nu's Alumni Advisory Board. In 2010, Bill was selected to lead Sigma Nu's Beta Theta Alumni Chapter as Worthy Commander (President). As Sigma Nu's Worthy Commander, Bill and the Alumni Advisory Board work hand-in-hand with the House Corporation and the Chapter Advisors to provide leadership for both the undergraduate members and the alumni.
Bill received his Juris Doctor from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2005. While attending law school, Bill served as Dean (President) of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity for two consecutive years and was also a member of the Future Trial Lawyers Association. Bill worked here during his tenure at law school as a Staff Assistant at the firm while attending law school, and he was assigned to the firm's nursing home litigation. Bill joined the firm as an Associate in 2005 in the Consumer Fraud section, and was named a Shareholder in January 2012.
In 2013, Bill joined the firm's Toxic Torts section, where he is working on cases related to the BP Oil Spill litigation.
While at Beasley Allen, Bill has handled cases involving mortgage fraud, and specifically cases that involve fraud with the origination and the servicing of mortgages. Bill handled other cases such as insurance bad faith; however, the vast majority of his Consumer Fraud practice involved those cases containing mortgage fraud, where he enjoyed representing consumers against those mortgage companies that try to defraud their borrowers throughout the servicing of their loans by using several different schemes to do so.
Bill has been very active in the Montgomery County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section, and he recently served a two-year term as the President of the MCBA YLS from 2008 to 2010. He also served a two-year term as Ex-Officio of the MCBA YLS' Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012.
Bill takes a leadership role in the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Alabama State Bar (ASB) as well. In May 2010, Bill was appointed to serve as a board member on the ASB YLS' Executive Committee, and he served in that position for both the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 terms. He is also currently serving that same position on the Executive Committee for the 2012-2013 term. As part of Bill's duties as a board member of the ASB YLS' Executive Committee, he was appointed to chair the Admissions Ceremony Sub-Committee. As chairman of the Admissions Ceremony Sub-Committee, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the two admission ceremonies each year where the new admittees are inducted into the Alabama State Bar. Bill also emcees those two ceremonies on behalf of the ASB YLS. Bill served on the ASB YLS' Sandestin Seminar Sub-Committee while concurrently chairing the Admissions Ceremony Sub-Committee in 2011 and 2012, and on that committee he assisted with the organizing and scheduling of the ASB YLS' annual two-day continuing legal education seminar in Sandestin, Florida.
Bill is a member of the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Association for Justice (MCAJ) and was elected to serve as Treasurer. Prior to being elected for that position, Bill chaired the MCAJ's Annual Charity Golf Tournament for two consecutive years and was able to raise substantial sums each of those two years for the benefit of Brantwood Children's Home here in Montgomery.
On Jan. 28, 2009, Bill was a featured guest speaker for the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society at Auburn University Montgomery, and on September 7, 2011, Bill was the featured guest speaker for the Alabama Power Company's Energizers group that is made up of its retired employees.
Bill was selected as a Rising Star in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of Super Lawyers in the field of Consumer Fraud. He has also earned a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.
Bill is married to the former Leslie Gaither of Eufaula, and they have two children: Henry (4) and Lucille (2). They are members of First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, where Bill serves on FUMC's Children's Council.
- Alabama (2005)
- U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama (2005)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit (2009)
- Alabama State Bar Association - Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Section
- American Association for Justice
- Alabama Association for Justice
- Montgomery County Bar Association - Past President, Young Lawyers Section
- Montgomery County Association for Justice - Treasurer
- American Bar Association
- Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Sigma Nu Alumni Chapter - President (Worthy Commander)
- Father Walter's Memorial Golf Tournament - Chairman, Board of Directors
- Super Lawyers
- AV Rated
- Thomas Goode Jones School of Law (J.D., 2005)
- Auburn University (B.A., 1999)
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