William B. Stewart


Phone: (205) 874-0375
Fax: (205) 874-3275
P.O. Box 530910
Birmingham, AL 35253

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William Stewart counsels healthcare, emerging business, and intellectual property clients of Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt. An Anniston native, he joined the firm in 2000.

A frequent speaker at legal education courses, William has been named to Best Lawyers in America (Healthcare), and Corporate Counsel’s Top Healthcare Lawyers registries. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Birmingham Bar Association.

William holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hospital and healthcare administration. He is a graduate of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, where he served as an associate editor of the Cumberland Law Review.

Fishing, wing shooting, photography, collecting art, cooking, and civil rights history are among William’s personal interests. He has also been an active volunteer leader in the Birmingham community with the Boys Scouts of America.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1990
  • Alabama, 1990


  • University of Alabama Medical Center, Clinical Pastoral Education Internship, 2013
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, J.D., 1990
    Honors: Associate Editor of Cumberland Law Review
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, M.S.,
    Hospital and Health Care Administration, 1980
  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, B.S., Health Care Management, 1978

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Business Law, Intellectual Property, and Health Law Sections)
  • American College of Medical Practice Executives, Board Certified
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association

Previous Positions

  • Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville, LLP, Associate/Partner, 1990-2000
  • The University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, PC, Director of Business Development, 1983-1987
  • Brookwood Medical Center, Assistant Administrator, 1980-1983

Published Works

  • Review of False Claims Act and Related Laws - Alabama Edition, (Co-author L.M. Jackman), American Health Lawyer Monograph, 2008
  • R.I.C.O. Actions Involving Intellectual Property, American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section White Paper, Section Discussing Decisions of the Eleventh Circuit, 1994
  • Labor and Employment Law Issues in Health Care (Co-Author: J.N. Nolan), Alabama Hospital Law Manual, 1992
  • Vicarious Liability of a Health Maintenance Organization for Acts of Independent Contractor Physicians,2 Medical Malpractice Reports 114, 1989

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America (Healthcare Law)
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • Corporate Counsel's Top Healthcare Lawyers Registry
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Contracts
  • Volunteer Alumnus of the Year, Cumberland School of Law, 1998


  • Pastoral Care Associate (Volunteer), UAB Medical Center, 2014-Present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Vulcan District Chairman, 2000-2002
  • Fastix, Incorporated (now Ticketmaster), Director, 1986-1993
  • UAB Graduate School in Health Administration, Adjunct Faculty Member, 1983-1990
  • Complete Health HMO (now United Healthcare), Founder and Director, 1986-1987
  • Journal of Medical Group Management, Editorial Board Member, 1983-1985