William J. Gamble, Jr.

Will Gamble practices in the area of construction, tort and commercial litigation. His commercial practice involves litigating and advising business clients on corporate disputes, officer and director fiduciary liability, shareholder claims, breach of contract, breach of warranty, deceptive trade practices, consumer protection, fraud, professional liability and bad faith claims. His practice also focuses on personal injury claims, including defense of products liability, premises liability, wrongful death, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, worker’s compensation and health care claims.

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Will Gamble practices in the area of construction, tort and commercial litigation. His commercial practice involves litigating and advising business clients on corporate disputes, officer and director fiduciary liability, shareholder claims, breach of contract, breach of warranty, deceptive trade practices, consumer protection, fraud, professional liability and bad faith claims. His practice also focuses on personal injury claims, including defense of products liability, premises liability, wrongful death, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, worker’s compensation and health care claims.

In the insurance context, Mr. Gamble represents insurance companies in declaratory judgment actions and defense of bad faith claims. He actively defends cases involving claims of outrage, whether that involves insurer’s handling of worker’s compensation matters, the burial and cemetery/funeral home context, off-site water and sediment pollution claims, or individuals engaging in intentional torts. He also regularly defends construction defect claims, including defense of developers, manufacturers, professional engineers, general contractors, sub-contractors, and equipment suppliers.

Mr. Gamble is registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster and was a partner with Lyons, Pipes & Cook in Mobile before the firm joined Phelps Dunbar.

Experience

  • Defended a client for violation of trade secrets involving complicated software in paper mills. He secured a dismissal of the case, with prejudice, with no monies being paid by our client.
  • Defended a cemetery involving alleged wrongful conduct. Mr. Gamble entered into a creative confidential contingent settlement, and the contingency subsequently fell in our client’s favor.
  • Defended a homeowner who had been sued for fraud in the sale of his home to subsequent purchasers. Mr. Gamble negotiated a creative settlement involving a buy-back of the home, wherein our client came out better than before the litigation against him.
  • Defended and obtained a dismissal of a construction sub-contractor involving a manufacturing defect.
  • Defended a limited liability company (LLC) involving a contentious buyout of retiring members from this entity. 
  • Defended and obtained a summary judgment for a city municipality based upon alleged improper conduct of its police officers. The summary judgment was upheld on appeal on the grounds of discretionary immunity.
  • Defended and obtained a summary judgment, which was upheld on appeal, for a car dealership in a claim for fraud.
  • Defended a window manufacturer in a claim in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Gamble secured a dismissal of the window manufacturer from the case, with no settlement monies paid by the client.
  • Represented a business prosecuting a civil case against a software manufacturer involving breach of contract and deceptive trade practices. Mr. Gamble was able to negotiate, for the plaintiff, an agreeable confidential settlement on behalf of the client.
  • Represented an insurance carrier for bad-faith failure to defend. Mr. Gamble intervened into the settlement discussions with the underlying case and produced a favorable result for both the insured and the insurer.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Florida State Bar
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties (Florida) Bar Association
  • Paul Brock Inns of Court
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (Past President, Young Lawyers Section)
  • Mobile County Pro Bono Program
  • 2012 Alabama Leadership Initiative (Participant)
  • Preschool for the Deaf and Blind (Board of Directors)

Recognition

  • Alabama Super Lawyers - Rising Stars