William P. "Bill" Burgess

Service Areas

Family Law


Mr. Burgess’ practice is focused family law. He regularly advises clients about divorce, alimony, marital agreements, paternity, child custody, child support, parental rights, and visitation rights.

He frequently provides continuing legal education (CLE) to attorneys on domestic relations.

Honors and Awards


  • Selected by his peers for inclusion The Best Lawyers in America since 2020, Mr. Burgess is listed in the areas of family law, family law arbitration, and family law mediation.
  • Rated AV by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. An AV rating indicates that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Professional Affiliations

  • Alabama Bar Association 
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
    President, 2001-2002
    Vice President 2000-2001
  • Madison County Inns of Court
    Executive Committee, 2005


  • J.D., 1973, University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • B.A.,1971, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 1973

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts
    Northern District of Alabama
    Middle District of Alabama
  • All Alabama Courts

Other Experience

  • Member, Madison County Judicial Commission, 1998-2004
  • People’s Law School on Domestic Relations in Alabama
    Faculty, 2000-2004, 2008
  • Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama (1987-1991)
  • Legal Services Corporation of North Central Alabama
    Chairman, Board of Directors, 1985-2000




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