William L. Waudby - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

William L. Waudby

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 205-244-3894

Bill Waudby, a shareholder in the Firm's Birmingham office, concentrates his practice in products liability, toxic tort, aviation, business torts and commercial disputes. He is an experienced trial lawyer with numerous jury trials in state and federal courts. Mr. Waudby defends manufacturers of heavy equipment, aerial devices, industrial and consumer products, and manufacturers, suppliers and property owners in toxic tort and environmental litigation. Additionally, he counsels companies on product safety, product recalls, and OSHA and MSHA compliance. Mr. Waudby also has significant experience in aviation matters, representing manufacturers, air carriers and airports in cases involving personal injury, premises liability and FAA regulations.

Vanderbilt UniversityWashington and Lee University School of LawJ.D. 1993
Defense Research InstituteBirmingham, Alabama and American Bar Associations

Case History

Recent Representative Matters
  • Defense jury verdict in personal injury action alleging a design defect in heavy mobile equipment.
  • Directed verdict for medical device manufacturer in wrongful death action at close of plaintiff's case.
  • Obtained dismissals for Fortune 100 Manufacturers in numerous death and catastrophic injury cases alleging design, manufacturing and warning defects.
  • Successfully litigated and negotiated inventories of asbestos claims in Alabama, Texas and Multidistrict Litigation for premises owners.
  • Obtained summary judgment for aviation manufacturer based on the government contractor defense.
  • Defended mobile home manufacturer in punitive class-wide arbitration and individual arbitrations over disputed HUD violations and mold claims.
  • Successfully represented surface mining company when MSHA vacated and reduced many safety standard citations and orders.
  • Lead counsel for manufacturer in two recalls with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Office Location

Wells Fargo Tower, Suite 1400
420 Twentieth Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States


Practice Areas

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants