William R. Justice was born in Auburn, Alabama 1953.
He graduated from Auburn University 1975, B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting) with highest honor; Phi Eta Sigma freshman honorary; Phi Kappa Phi scholastic honorary; Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary.
He graduated from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University 1978, J. D. magna cum laude; articles editor of Cumberland Law Review.
Justice was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1978, and served as law clerk to Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice James Nelson Bloodworth from 1978-79.
General practice of law in Columbiana, Alabama since August 1979, and his primary areas of practice include municipal and governmental law, zoning and land regulation. real property, probate, and appellate advocacy.
Justice is married with three children, and a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Columbiana where he has been a Sunday School teacher for over 30 years.
He served on the Columbiana Planning Commission, the Columbiana Zoning Board of Adjustments, and the Columbiana Library Board. He is currently 1st vice president of Shelby County Historical Society, and a member of the Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys and International Municipal Lawyers Association. Justice is a Past president of the Shelby County Bar Association.
Representative reported appellate cases:
Agee v. Planning Commission, 408 So. 2d 156 (Ala. Civ. App. 1981)
Boohaker v. Brashier, 428 So. 2d 637 (Ala. 1984)
Clemons v. Mallett, 445 So. 2d 276 (Ala. 1984)
Hamilton v. Town of Vincent, 468 So. 2d 145 (Ala. 1985)
Stagner v. Hardy, 528 So. 2d 871 (Ala. Civ. App. 1988)
Holland v. City of Alabaster, 572 So. 2d 431 (Ala. 1990)
Sims v. Cox, 611 So. 2d 339 (Ala. 1992)
McGuire v. Rogers, 794 So. 2d 1131 (Ala. Civ. App. 2000)
Beachcroft Properties, LLP v. City of Alabaster, 949 So. 2d 899 (Ala. 2006)
Perkins v. Shelby County, 985 So. 2d 952 (Ala. Civ. App. 2007)
Town of Westover v. Bynum, 68 So. 3d 840 (Ala. Civ. App. 2011)
Town of Westover v. Bynum, 103 So. 3d 827 (Ala. Civ. App. 2012)
In re the Incorporation of Caritas Village, 152 So. 3d 1238 (Ala. 2014)
Ex parte Shelby County Board of Equalization, 159 So. 3d 1 (Ala. 2014)
William R. Justice