Title: Lawyer, Retired Military Officer
Company: Redden Mills Clark & Shaw, LLP
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
William N. Clark, Retired Military Officer and Lawyer at Redden, Mills, Clark & Shaw, LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in criminal defense and public defense.
Mr. Clark first became interested in law while studying the profession at West Point. After graduating from the United States Military Academy he served in the United States, Germany, and Vietnam. While serving in the US Army, his interest in law deepened. After achieving the honor of Captain he decided to leave Active Service in 1968, and he would pursue law in his daily line of work and remain in the Army Reserves. He earned a JD from the University of Alabama in 1971 and in that same year was the law clerk to Judge Walter P. Gerwin of the US Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit. In 1972, he joined Rogers Howard Redden & Mills as an associate, and in 1974 made partner at the firm. He has been with the firm ever since and it has since been renamed as Redden, Mills, Clark & Shaw, LLP. Mr. Clark retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 2000 as a Major General. In his last assignment, he commanded the 87th Division which had subordinate units in Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
In his career, Mr. Clark has received a number of accolades during his military service, including the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, and Parachute Badge. He has also been named to Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and is the recipient of the Roderick P. Beddow Distinguished Service Award. Furthermore, Mr. Clark has been recognized with a fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has also served as President of the Alabama State Bar Association and the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama Law Institute, and is a member of the American Law Institute.
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