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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.


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


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


With labor relations department, Alabama Power Company, Birmingham, 1960-1967;administrative partner, Burr and Forman and predecessor firm Thomas, Taliaferro, Forman, Burr& Murray, Birmingham, since 1967. Adjunct Professor Birmingham School Law, U. Alabama, 1974-1978.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: outdoor activities, cooking.


Married Betty Timberlake, September 30, 1961. Children: Elizabeth T. Knight Hubbard, Mary Virginia.