William P. Gray, Jr. has been practicing law for over 45 years, including having served as Chief Legal Advisor for Republican Alabama Governor Fob James. As legal advisor to the governor, Bill was the Governor's primary litigator and was also the key negotiator in large transactions for the state of Alabama. He was actively involved in finalizing the location of Mercedes' automotive manufacturing presence in the state of Alabama and was instrumental in securing the $450 million Boeing Delta IV booster facility to Decatur, Alabama.
In 1999, Bill moved his practice to Birmingham, Alabama, where he has been practicing law ever since. Bill Gray is primarily hired by insurance companies whether its to defend them in claims of bad faith, breach of contract, or fraud, or to defend their insureds from wrongful death, products liability, employment liability, and other corporate liability and catastrophic loss claims. Bill also has defended a number of Alabama sheriffs from the numerous very unique claims that are brought against them in state and federal court.
Throughout his career, Bill has litigated hundreds of cases in nearly every county in the state of Alabama, having tried over a hundred jury cases to conclusion and winning an overwhelming number of them against all odds.
Bill is licensed and admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama, all federal districts in Alabama, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar, Birmingham Bar Association, and Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.