Justin G. Williams

Justin G. Williams

justin@tannerguin.law

Phone: 205-633-0218

Justin G. Williams is a partner in the firm’s Civil and Commercial Litigation practice as well as the firm’s Corporate and Municipal Bankruptcy practice. Justin’s practice focuses on representing companies in all types of business disputes, including the representation of both creditors and debtors in complex bankruptcy proceedings, workouts, and restructurings. Through his practice, Justin also covers the scope of environmental law, local government law, workplace issues, general business, and commercial law. His litigation experience includes employment litigation, commercial litigation, construction litigation, class action defense, probate litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and real property litigation in major counties throughout the state of Alabama. Justin also has significant experience counseling, representing, and defending banks, industrial boards, and municipalities throughout the southeast. As a result of his exemplary legal practice, he has received recognition in Super Lawyers.

Practice Areas

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate and Municipal Bankruptcy
  • Labor and Employment
  • Municipal Law

Education

  • Juris Doctor, The University of Alabama, 2001, cum laude
    • Senior Associate Editor (1999-2001), The Journal of the Legal Profession
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, The University of Alabama, 1997, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2001
  • Mississippi, 2013
  • Tennessee, 2018

Court Admissions

  • Alabama Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Middle Districts of Alabama
  • Mississippi Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

Affiliations

  • Red Elephant Club – Tuscaloosa Charter Member
  • Tuscaloosa Tip-Off Club (Board of Directors and Past President)
  • Tuscaloosa Sports Foundation, Inc. (Founding Member and Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class 9-2013
  • Leadership Tuscaloosa, Class of 2008
  • American Bar Association Section Advisor, Uniform Commission Committee, Drafted Model Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act
  • Alabama State Bar (Member, Sections of Environmental, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, and Young Lawyers)
  • Tuscaloosa County Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Theatre Tuscaloosa (Past Member of Board of Directors)
  • West Alabama Environmental Roundtable (Past Member)
  • West Alabama Brownfields Task Force (Past Member)
  • Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama (Various Positions)
  • Designated as a Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official through the Alabama Planning Institute, the University of North Alabama and the Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association
  • Member of the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution State Court Mediation Roster (2011)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Association for Municipal Attorneys

Articles, Publications, and Honors

  • 2016 Super Lawyers
  • 2015 Super Lawyers
  • The ADA and Bar Examinations: The Relationship Between Applicants, Physicians, and Law Examination Boards in Light of Ware v. Wyoming Board of Law Examiners, The Journal of the Legal Profession, Vol. 25, 2000-2001
  • "Is It Clean?  Environmental Issues to Consider in Commercial Real Estate Deals", Tuscaloosa Business Ink
  • “Are You Passing Down Your Company's "Deep Smarts"?”, Tuscaloosa Business Ink
  • "How to Avoid Personal Liability in Your Business Dealings", Tuscaloosa Business Ink
  • "Business Practices You Can't "Fail" to Do", Tuscaloosa Business Ink
  • "Top Ways to Stay Out of a Lawyer's Office", Tuscaloosa Business Ink
  • "Bankruptcy Reform is Here - Are You Ready?", Tuscaloosa Business Ink
  • "Four Questions to Ask When You Buy Commercial Real Estate", Tuscaloosa Business Ink
  • "Are You a Lobbyist?  It Pays to Know (Part II)", Tuscaloosa Business Ink
  • "Are You a Lobbyist?  It Pays to Know (Part I)", Tuscaloosa Business Ink