William A. Austill

Bill Austill








William A. Austill

Birmingham Office

October 30, 1960;  Mobile, Alabama

Admitted to Bar: 
September 1987, Alabama
University of Alabama (B.S. 1983) Cumberland School of Law (J.D. 1987)

∙           Cumberland Law Review, Member

∙           American Jurisprudence Award, Alabama Civil Procedure

∙           American Jurisprudence Award, Federal Civil Procedure

Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell.

*          Practiced law for 7½ years with the firm of Clark & Scott, P.C., Birmingham, Alabama (1987-1995).

*          Practiced law for one year as a shareholder with the firm of Woodall & Maddox, P.C., Birmingham, Alabama (1995-1996).

*          Currently practicing law as shareholder with Austill Lewis  Pipkin & Maddox, P.C. (formerly Woodall & Maddox, P.C.) Birmingham, Alabama.

Professional Associations
American Bar Association; Alabama State Bar; American Transportation Association; Transportation Lawyers Association; Birmingham Bar Association; Alabama Defense Lawyer’s Association; Defense Research Institute; Alabama Claims Association; Workmen’s Compensation Claims Association; Chairman – Workmen’s Compensation Claims Association Legislative Committee 1995-96; Atlanta Claims Association; Alabama Self Insured’s Association.


Specific Areas of Practice:
Civil Litigation; Insurance Defense, Insurance (Bad Faith, Fraud, Coverage Issues), Litigation, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Workers’ Compensation. Trials in all State and Federal Courts.  Appeals in both State and Federal Courts.


Reported Opinions:
Canal Indem. Co. v. Regency Club Condominium Owners Ass’n, Inc., slip opinion (M.D.Ala. 2011); Canal Indemnity v. Dueitt, slip opinion, (S.D. Ala. 2011); Ex parte Lugo de Vega, 65 So.3d 886 (Ala. 2010); Jones v Ruth, 31 So.3d 115 (Ala.Civ.App. 2009); Nolen v. Frit-Car, Inc., not reported in F.Supp. 2d (S.D.Ala. 2008); Sasser v. Ryder Truck Rental, 2008 WL 45736 (M.D.Ala., 2008); Edwards Motors, Inc. v. Hudgins, 957 So.2d 444 (Ala. 2006); Kohler Co., Inc. v. Miller, 921 So.2d 436 (Ala. Civ. App. 2005); Ex parte Gray, 898 So.2d 760 (Ala. 2004); Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. v. Gray, 898 So. 2d 753 (Ala. Civ. App. 2004); Mastec North America, Inc. v. Holton, 886 So.2d 87 (Ala. Civ. App. 2004); Ex parte Holton, 886 So.2d 83 (Ala. 2003); Mastec North America, Inc. v. Holton, 886 So.2d 79 (Ala. Civ. App. 2002); Landstar Ranger v. Kent, 828 So.2d 322 (Ala. Civ. App. 2002); Steadman v. Central Alabama Title Co., Inc., 812 So.2d 296 (Ala. Civ. App. 2001); Ex parte Steadman, 812 So.2d 290 (Ala. 2001); American Termite & Pest Control, Inc. v. Riley, 775 So. 2d 179 (Ala. 2000); Smith v.  State Farm Ins.  Co., 730 So.2d 125 (Ala.  1999); Ex Parte Boles, 720 So.2d 911 (Ala 1998); Glenn v.  Flowers Specialty Foods of Mont., Inc., 718 So.2d 1137 (Ala.  Civ.  App.  1998); Lee v.  Burdette, 715 So.2d 804 (Ala 1998); Underwood v. Mid-South Steel, Inc.,(No. AV 93000499) (Opinion rendered Sept. 2, 1994); Ex parte Ellenburg, 627 So.2d 398 (Ala. 1993); Rogers v. Flowers Specialty Foods, Inc., 621 So.2d 1339 (Ala.Civ.App. 1993); Patrick v. Femco Southeast, Inc., 590 So.2d 259 (Ala. 1991); Daubert Coated Products, Inc. v. Twilley, 589 So.2d 733 (Ala.Civ.App. 1991); Phillips v. J.H. Transport, Inc., 565 So.2d 66 (Ala.1990); Renfroe v. Goldkist, Inc., 559 So.2d 61 (Ala. Civ. App. 1990); Goldkist, Inc. v. Jones, 537 So.2d 39 (Ala. Civ. App. 1988); Goldkist, Inc. v. Oliver, 526 So.2d 588 (Ala.Civ.App. 1988).


Alabama Workers Compensation Manual, William A.  Austill (1995-2000); Alabama Workers Compensation Law – A Manual for Employers and Claim Handlers, William A.  Austill and Conley W. Knott (2001-2).


Speaking Engagements:
Council on Litigation Management (March 2011); Last Chance Seminar for AWCO (November 2003, November 2005); Montgomery Claims Law Seminar (October 1998); State of Alabama Department of Industrial Relations Seminars (1998-20012); Alabama Self Insurers Association Seminar (August 1998, August 1999, August 2005, August 2010, February 2012); Alabama Workers’ Compensation Organization Seminars (May 1997, May 1998, May 1999, May 2000, May 2005); Montgomery Claims Law Seminar (October 1997); Nationwide Insurance Company SIU Seminar (June 1997).


Junior League of Birmingham Men’s Committee; JAYCEES; Boy Scouts of America Den Leader; Volunteer coach through YMCA and Mountain Brook Sports for soccer, football and basketball.