A. Grady "Bo" Williams IV

Partner

  • Mobile

    251-441-8229 office

  • London

    011-44-207-929-4765 office

  • Resident in the Mobile office

Bo Williams is licensed in Alabama and Florida and practices in the areas of insurance, litigation, and admiralty. He focuses his practice on complex first-party and third-party insurance coverage, litigation and counseling. Mr. Williams represents various Underwriting Syndicates at Lloyd's and domestic market insurers in first and third-party bad-faith matters and routinely represents their insureds in litigation throughout Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and the Southeast.

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Bo Williams is licensed in Alabama and Florida and practices in the areas of insurance, litigation, and admiralty. He focuses his practice on complex first-party and third-party insurance coverage, litigation and counseling. Mr. Williams represents various Underwriting Syndicates at Lloyd's and domestic market insurers in first and third-party bad-faith matters and routinely represents their insureds in litigation throughout Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and the Southeast.

His litigation practice is wide-ranging and includes professional liability, business litigation, construction, personal injury and wrongful death. A significant part of his practice is additionally devoted to representing clients in the marine industry where he handles personal injury, product liability, vessel arrests and various other matters in admiralty. 

Mr. Williams was with Lyons, Pipes & Cook in Mobile before the firm joined Phelps Dunbar in 2010.

Experience

  • Representation of Underwriting Syndicates at Lloyd's and domestic market insurers in various claims and coverage disputes, including first and third-party bad faith.
  • Counseling of numerous corporate clients in contract analysis, litigation, and other business matters.
  • Representation of accounting and finance professionals in litigation concerns.
  • Representation of developers, owner associations, contractor and subcontractors in commercial and residential construction litigation.
  • Representation of builders, owners, and developers in multi-plaintiff/multi-case drywall litigation.
  • Representation of commercial dock owner in barge breakaway and allision case against foreign, commercial subsidiaries of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Representation and counseling of shipyards, marine equipment companies, and barge/tug charterers in numerous contract and litigation matters, including multiple matters arising out of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • Representation of vessel dealers, manufacturers, and others in marine personal injury, Jones Act and Longshore Act, product liability, and capsizing/sinking cases.
  • Representation of vessel owners, charterers, and others in arrest, collision, allision, and pollution cases and United States Coast Guard investigations.

Insights

Publications
  • "Basic Do's and Don'ts of Construction Contracts," Alabama Utility Contractors Association Newsletter (September 2014)
  • "Survey of State Expert Qualification Requirements," Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (2011)
  • "Update on Eleventh, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits," Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (2010)
Speaking Engagements
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, St. Simons Island, Georgia (2011)
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Charleston, South Carolina (2010)
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • The Florida Bar
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Baldwin County Bar Association
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section - Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee)
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Proctor in Admiralty, Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Defense Research Institute (Construction Law, Construction Defect and Design Professional Committees)
  • The Morgan Thompson Foundation (Board of Directors)
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Board of Directors, 2009-2010, Editorial Committee, 2012-2016)
  • Supporting Educational Enrichment in Daphne’s Schools (Board of Directors, 2010-2016)
  • Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Mobile

Recognition

  • Alabama Super Lawyers - Rising Stars