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William Collins Knight

William Collins Knight, American lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1967, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Alabama 1967, United States Court Appeals (11th and 5th circuits) 1967.

Background

  • Knight, William Collins was born on January 24, 1938 in St. Louis. Son of W. Collins and Virginia (Koerner) Knight.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1966.

    Career

    • With labor relations department Alabama Power Company, Birmingham, 1960-1967. Administrative partner Burr and Forman and predecessor firm Thomas, Taliaferro, Forman, Burr & Murray, since 1967. Adjunct professor Birmingham School Law, University Alabama, 1974-1978.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Alabama 1967, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Alabama 1967, United States Court Appeals (11th and 5th circuits) 1967.

    Membership

    Board directors Highlands Methodist Church, Birmingham, 1962-1964, Young Men’s Christian Association, Birmingham, 1968-1970, Better Business Bureau, Birmingham, since 1988, Alabama Foundation Hearing and Speech, 1972-1975, president 1975. Captain United States Army, 1960-1962. Member American Bar Association (house of deals since 1991), Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Alabama State Bar (advisory committee 1985-1986, medical liaison tort reform committee 1985-1986), Birmingham Bar Association (president 1987-1988), International Association Insurance Counsel, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (press 1985-1986), National Association RailRoad Trial Counsel, American Arbitration Association, Redstone Club, Mountain Brook Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Outdoor activities, cooking.

    Connections

    • Married Betty Timberlake, September 30, 1961. Children: Elizabeth T. Knight Hubbard, Mary Virginia.
    • father: W. Collins Knight
    • mother: Virginia (Koerner) Knight
    • spouse: Betty Timberlake
    • children: Elizabeth T. Knight Hubbard Knight
    • Mary Virginia Knight
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    Born January 24, 1938
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