Ridge Park Place, Suite 3000
1130 22nd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 259-1039 (direct)
(205) 251-5479 (fax)
Jennifer Fox, Legal Assistant
(205) 328-6643

William H. McKenzie, IV

William McKenzie is, first and foremost, a courtroom litigator.  He is also an industry thought leader on the topic of results-based communication.  William serves as outside general coverage counsel for a large international corporation and litigates its cases all over the United States.  He serves as Chair of DRI’s Insurance Coverage Committee for its Retail and Hospitality Sector.  His diverse practice emphasizes quick resolutions to all matters of complex litigation.  So he understands the importance of being efficient with defense costs, providing excellent communication, and focusing efforts on the leverage points of each case to reach a prompt solution.

William made partner at NWKT in 2012 and has been selected 8 times as a “Rising Star” by Alabama Super Lawyers® magazine.  He has been quoted and featured in publications by the International Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute and Business Alabama magazine.  He serves on the Trial Tactics and Damages Committee of the Defense Research Institute and is a featured keynote speaker at legal seminars across North America.

William is happily married, a proud father of three children, and loves serving in his church.  In his spare time, William coaches his kids’ sports teams and enjoys hunting and fly fishing.  He lives every day with great joy.

Practice Areas:

  • Complex Commercial and Construction Litigation. Transportation Litigation and Product Liability Defense. Insurance Coverage and Litigation. Sex Trafficking. COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage Claims.


  • University of Mississippi; B.B.A. Banking and Finance (with distinction)
  • University of Mississippi School of Law; J.D. (with distinction)


  • Alabama State Bar
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • All U.S. District Courts in Alabama and Mississippi

Professional Affiliations:

  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Trial Tactics and Damages Committee
    • Chair of Insurance Coverage Committee
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance