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William N. Clark


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Areas of Practice:

White Collar Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense
Family Law
Personal Injury
Civil Litigation
Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions:

Alabama, 1971
U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1972
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1972
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1976


The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1971 J.D.

Law Review: Managing Editor, Alabama Law Review, Omicron Delta Kappa; Vice President, Bench and Bar, 1970 – 1971

United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1963 B.S.

Published Works:

Plea Bargaining: A Primer. or Defense Council, Cumberland Law Review, Iss. 9, 1978

What a Civil Practitioner Needs to Know About the Defense of White Collar Crime, The Alabama Lawyer, Sep. 47, 1986

Congressional Investigations: Their Effort on a Witness Right to a Fair Trial, Atlanta Law Review, Iss. 22, 1970

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Adjunct Professor, Evidence, University of Alabama School of Law, 1979
Adjunct Professor, Criminal Procedure, University of Alabama School of Law, 2000
Adjunct Professor, Business Fraud, University of Alabama School of Law, 2001

Has taught numerous seminars in the areas of white collar criminal defense, criminal defense, family law and ethics

Honors and Awards:

Recipient, Award of Merit, Alabama State Bar, 1981

Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Roderick P. Beddow, Sr. Award

Alabama Institute for Continuing Legal Education Judge Walter P. Gewin Award

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of white collar criminal defense, criminal defense, DUI defense, and family law

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Birmingham Bar Association, 1978 – 1980 Member, Executive Committee

Birmingham Bar Association, 1987 – 1988 Secretary-Treasurer

Birmingham Bar Association, 1992 – 1993 President Elect

Birmingham Bar Association, 1993 – 1994 President

American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, 1984 – 1985 Vice Chairman, State Legislation Committee

American Bar Association, 1994 – Present White Collar Crime Committee

Alabama State Bar, 2002 – 2003 President-Elect

Alabama State Bar, 2003 – 2004 President

Alabama State Bar, 1975 – 1981 Chairman, Indigent Defense Committee

Alabama State Bar, 1983 – 1985 Chairman, Federal Judiciary Liaison Committee

Alabama Law Institute, Chairman, Children’s Code Committee

Alabama Law Institute, Member, Executive Committee

Alabama Law Institute, Member, Committee on Alabama Rules of Evidence

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Member, Criminal Procedure Committee

Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Member, Rules of Evidence Committee

Birmingham Bar Foundation, 1996 – 1997 President

University of Alabama Law School Foundation President

Past Employment Positions:

Judge Walter P. Gewin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Law Clerk, 1971 – 1972

AUS, Ret., Major Gen.

United States Army, Served as an Infantry Officer in the United States, Germany and Vietnam, 1963 – 1968

United States Army Reserve, Retired as Major General, 1968 – 2000


Omicron Delta Kappa
Phi Alpha Delta


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