William “Bill” Brabec came to Adams and Reese in 2003 after serving as a litigation partner at an international commercial law firm. He leads the firm’s Business Litigation Group and Commercial Dispute Resolution Team and is the Senior Trial Attorney for the Jackson office. He oversees large and dangerous cases for commercial clients, including business and insurance concerns, in both state and federal courts. He is also a member of the firm’s Motor Carrier Emergency Response team.
Bill is known as a hard-nosed litigator, willing to take on the largest cases with confidence, but also as a mentor to younger litigation partners and associates interested in developing their full potential as trial attorneys. Understanding that his clients are in the business of making a profit, he tailors his cases to complement his clients’ objectives. Litigation is only one of the tools he can employ to deliver on his clients’ short-term and long-term business goals.
His other significant contributions include:
Concluding a substantial business dispute in a manner that is expected to bring thousands of jobs to Mississippi. Not only did this case involve difficult legal and procedural issues, excellent opposing counsel, challenging facts and witnesses from around the world, it also required extensive teamwork with management to navigate thorny political and business issues and keep the project on track. Hybrid Kinetics Automotive Holdings, Inc. v. Hybrid Kinetics Automotive Corporation, United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.
Participating in the five-year review of decisions for the Mississippi Economic Council’s evaluation of the Mississippi Supreme Court that led to the adoption of significant tort reform and a pro-business shift of the court.
Experience in commercial litigation involving contractual disputes, trademark, fiduciaries, securities fraud, U.C.C., professional errors and omissions and director and officer liability.
Being named a Super Lawyer® for business litigation in Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee, and the Chambers USA - Litigation: General Commercial, and in Best Lawyers® for Insurance Litigation.
A depth of knowledge about insurance counseling and litigation for admitted surplus lines and excess insurers and re-insurers, as well as complex class actions, multi-district litigation and mass-joined claims, premises liability, tort and wrongful death defense.
Bill is also well versed in banking and lender liability defense, defense of businesses in environmental litigation, catastrophic casualty losses, oil and gas well fires and trucking collisions and products liability defense (pharmaceuticals, firearms, all terrain vehicles, commercial equipment, gas appliances, welding rods).
He is a frequent speaker on the subjects of civil trial practice and procedure, as well as insurance law and practice. He is committed to his family and in his spare time enjoys skeet shooting, duck hunting and Ole Miss football.