William A. Mudd, a/k/a “Bill Mudd, was born in Birmingham, Alabama on July 20, 2957. He attended the University of Alabama where he earned a BS degree in Economics in 1979. Bill was a member in good standing of the Alabama Alpha chapter of Phi Delta Theta Social Fraternity and still serves on the House Corporation and chapter Advisory Board of that organization. His father (Edward W.”Ned” Mudd) was a member of that fraternity as were his two uncles (Joseph Paul “Doak” Mudd and Robert H Mudd), along with his grandfather , the brother of his grandfather (William S. Mudd) He then attended the University of Alabama School of Law from which he secured his JD degree in December of 1982. Bill then took a clerkship with the law firm of McDaniel, Hall, Parsons, Conerly, Scott and Lusk, PC ( a law firm started by his grandfather, J. P. Mudd, who played football at the U of A in 1908 and 1909). He passed the Alabama State Bar Exam, secured his license to practice law in Alabama, and became an associate with that law firm in June of 1983 where he worked for 20 years with legendary defense lawyers such as W. J. “Wild Bill” McDaniel, Jack J. Hall and Edward O. Conerly . Bill met Alison Weir Nichols of Jackson, Mississippi in 1981. Bill and Alison were married in 1984. Bill and Alison “manage” 6 cats. They are both avid scuba divers and cat lovers. Bill has served the Greater Birmingham Humane Society for well over a decade as a Board member, Board President and Capital Campaign Director. Bill also enjoys painting and fly fishing. Alison helped found the Black & White City Paper and has served as an Editor for the publication since its inception. Bill has been admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama for approximately 3 decades. His areas of legal practice covers the broad insurance defense field with some 30 years experience in the defense of product liability, automobile/trucking accidents, worker’s compensation, commercial fraud, construction defect cases and the like (with a few odd ball cases including dog and cat bite as well as wrongful dog neuter litigation). Bill is also registered with the Alabama State Court Mediation Roster.
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Whitaker, Mudd, Luke & Wells, LLC
2011 4th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 639-5300 (Main)
Legal Assistant to William A. Mudd and David R. Wells