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William Vann Burkett

William Vann Burkett

Hodges Trial Lawyers P.C.
  • Real Estate Law, Personal Injury, Business Law ...
  • Alabama
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I was born in Huntsville, Alabama and grew up working in and around my parents’ local small business. I graduated from Randolph School (13’) where I was a member of the inaugural football team. I also played on the golf team and trumpet in the school band. After graduation, I attended Auburn University. I graduated cum laude in 2017 with a Batchelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

From there, I attended Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. During my time at Cumberland, I served as a Junior Editor for the Cumberland Law Review and on the board as the Online Research Editor. I authored an article on Alabama property law and eminent domain titled: “Southern Takings: Alabama Eminent Domain, Inverse Condemnation, and Regulatory Takings” 50 Cumb. L. Rev. 211 (2020). I received seven best paper awards including: Contracts I & II, Constitutional Law I, Property, State Constitutional Law, State and Local Taxation, and Advanced Evidence. I was also fortunate to serve on the Honor Court and as an Academic Support Mentor. At Cumberland, I had the opportunity to study under one Federal Circuit Judge, two Federal Magistrate Judges, and a Municipal Court Judge. I graduated magna cum laude from Cumberland School of Law in 2020.

My wife Alessandra and I were happy to return to Huntsville after I finished law school. We have made our home here and she is working in outside sales for United Rentals, Inc.

I handle personal injury, property, and civil litigation matters. Whether it is a contract, injury case, or real estate dispute; Hodges Trial Lawyers is prepared to guide you through the legal process. I enjoy hearing the life stories of our diverse clients and working hard to achieve their objectives. Being raised around a small business, I understand what it takes to get the job done.

When not practicing law, I enjoy spending time outdoors, working on my old Jeep, and playing golf

Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, 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
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
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  • Contingent Fees
    Please call for details. Fees are determined on a case-by-case basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama State Bar Association
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Hodges Trial Lawyers P.C.
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Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. (2020) | Law
Publications: “Southern Takings: Alabama Eminent Domain, Inverse Condemnation, and Regulatory Takings” 50 Cumb. L. Rev. 211 (2020).
Honors: Graduated magna cum laude Best paper awards: Contracts I & II, Constitutional Law I, Property, State Constitutional Law, State and Local Taxation, and Advanced Evidence.
Activities: Law Review Executive Board Member Treasurer of Christian Legal Society
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Auburn University
B.S. (2017) | Business Administration
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
Alabama State Bar  # 3010F63Y
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Activities: Practicing Attorney seeking justice for each and every client.
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American Association for Justice
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Activities: Dedicated member seeking justice of his clients.
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Speaking Engagements
Evaluating Sale for Division Cases, Hodges Trial Lawyers, P.C. Toy Drive CLE, Athens-Limestone Public Library
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Legal Answers
29 Questions Answered
Q. I have a personal judgment against me If I open a LLC with a partner will any assets that the new llc acquires
A: LLC's are typically treated as separate legal "persons" under the law. While an LLC may provide valuable legal protection and tax advantages, they cannot be used to defraud or avoid paying debts. A court may treat each situation as unique and apply the doctrine of "piercing the corporate veil" if found appropriate. If allowed the creditor could then reach the LLC's assets. It sounds like your situation is complex. You should contact a local lawyer to advise you on how best to structure and operate your new business to legally avoid risk of un-related debt collection.
Q. We have a basketball goal on our porch and the landlord has stated that it has to be removed. The lease doesn't say
A: Generally, the rights and duties of both the landlord and tenant are controlled by the lease agreement. However, Section 35-9A-302 allows a landlord to adopt and enforce rules and regulations regarding the conduct and use of the premises. So long as the rule falls within the statutory requirements it is unlikely that a Court would remove the rule. Given that the devil is in the details you should contact a local attorney to seek specific advice as to your lease and situation. Perhaps that attorney can give you guidance as to how to reach a resolution to this issue with your landlord.
Q. Would a medical lien against my brother affect my half of the property we own together since I don’t owe them
A: Generally, a lien will attach to only the interest of the person who incurred the debt. However, there are many different liens under Alabama Law. It is possible that the lien may receive some kind of legal preference. However, if the property is owned 50-50 and the property is sold, the lien holder should only be able to take the other owners "half" of the proceeds. Because these issues can be so fact specific you should contact a local real estate attorney to discuss all of the details and develop a legal strategy.
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Hodges Trial Lawyers, P.C.
320 Clinton Avenue East
Huntsville, AL 35801
Telephone: (256) 539-3110
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