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William F. Gardner, American Lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1959, United States District Court Justices (northern, middle, southern districts) Alabama, United States Court Appeals (5th cir, 11th circuit); Supreme Court Alabama. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers.


Gardner, William F. was born on April 24, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Lucien D. and Amy Y. (Young) Gardner.


University of Alabama (Bachelor of Arts, 1956). University of Virginia (Bachelor of Laws, 1959).


Worked at Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal (Birmingham, Alabama) specializing in General Civil Practice. Real Estate, Litigation, Insurance, Corporation, Banking, Consumer Finance, Trusts and Estates, Taxation, Environmental, Admiralty, Employment, Construction, Antitrust, Securities, Labor and Employee Benefits Law. Trials in all State and Federal Courts.

Admitted to the bar, 1959, Alabama. Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta. Order of the Coif. Member, Raven Society.

Author: "The Development of the Meaning of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964," 23 Alabama Law Review 451. "The Development of the Substantive Principles of Title VII Law," 26 Alabama Law Review 1. "Expert Witness in Employment Discrimination Cases, 5 Litigation 18.

Contributor to Schlei and Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law, 2nd Education, 1983. Chairman, EEO Committee, Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association, 1975-1976. Member: Birmingham and American Bar Associations.

Alabama State Bar. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. The firm maintains full-service law offices in Birmingham and Mobile, the two largest cities and economic centers in Alabama. The strategic north-south location of our offices and their respective spheres of practice give us an ongoing statewide presence.


Member, Raven Society. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.


Married Melanie Terrell, October 20, 1961. Children; John L., Robert T.