William Cruse Sr.

William Cruse Sr.

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  • Real Estate Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Law ...
  • Mississippi
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William "Bill" Cruse grew up in Pearl River County. He graduated from Picayune Memorial High School in 2001 and originally attended Pearl River Community College in 2003. He transferred to Mississippi College, where he graduated with a chemistry degree in 2005. Then, he graduated from the Mississippi School of Law in 2009 and began practicing that same year. His parents, Fred and Dianne Cruse, founded Fred’s Westside Pharmacy in Picayune, and his brother, Gordon Cruse, owns the pharmacy.

Bill spent 10 years in Jackson working as a youth minister and Director of Youth Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi before and during his time in law school. He then returned to Picayune to practice law. He enjoys helping clients through the process of estate planning, real estate, closing, and navigating business legal issues. He successfully guides clients through major life transitions so they can thrive in the future.

He and his wife Morgan Cowart Cruse were married in the summer of 2005 and they have three children. His family and his work in Jackson inspired him to move back home and help the people and businesses where he grew up. He doesn’t take this privilege and responsibility lightly. Bill is a member of Kiwanis and a lifelong member of Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Mu.

To contact Bill, please call the office at 769-242-2500 or email him at bill@picayunelaw.com.

Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    We accept contingent fees on collections and personal injuries.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Picayune Law, PLLC
- Current
Patch & Bryan, PLLC
Director of Youth Ministries
St. James' Episcopal Church
The Cruse Legal Firm
Law Clerk
Ferguson & Fike
Mississippi College School of Law
J.D. (2009)
Activities: Phi Delta Phi:
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Mississippi College
B.S. (2005) | Chemistry
Honors: President's List
Activities: American Chemical Society: Delta Epsilon Chi, Vice President
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Pearl River Community College
Honors: Most Distinguished Student, MS-LA Region Outstanding Student Award, PRCC: President's List
Activities: Phi Theta Kappa, President
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Professional Associations
Pearl River County Bar Association
- Current
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The Mississippi Bar  # 103285
- Current
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ALTA Best Practices Certified
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Picayune Law, PLLC
1016 Sixth Ave., STE A
PO Box 878
Picayune, MS 39466
Telephone: (769) 242-2500
Fax: (769) 242-2502
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