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William R. Lancaster


Phone: 251-405-1300
Fax: 251-432-6843


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, 1982, J.D.
  • Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, 1979 B.A. Honors: Cum Laude Major: History

Awards and Recognition

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell©
  • 2022 Best Lawyers (Mobile, AL) Employment Law-Management. Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Admitted In

  • Alabama, 1992
  • Texas, 1991
  • Mississippi, 1982
  • Tennessee, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1994

Bill Lancaster is a partner at Armbrecht Jackson LLP where his practice consists of the defense of employment, workers’ compensation, professional negligence, nursing home negligence, and product liability claims. Over the last 38+ years he has handled a variety of cases throughout the Southeast and has tried over 100 jury and non-jury cases to judgment. After earning his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Millsaps College and his juris doctor from the University of Mississippi, Bill practiced in Mississippi for nine years before moving to Mobile in 1991. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama and Mississippi. Bill is also licensed in Texas and Tennessee and is admitted to practice in the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and the Eleventh Circuits. Bill has earned an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell and been named as an Alabama “Super Lawyer” in Employment Litigation Defense in 2008, 2009 and 2015. Bill has been registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster for a number of years, and is a qualified Appellate Mediator. Bill also serves as a Bar Commissioner for the Alabama State Bar and is a member of the Mobile Bar Association Executive Committee.


“A Practical Approach to the Punitive Damages Trial: How, When, Where, and Why”, The MDLA Quarterly, Spring, 2006

Representative Cases

  • Ex Parte Fryfogle, 742 S. 2d 1258 (Sp Ct of Al 1994)
  • Vines v. Windham, 606 So. 2d 128 (Sp Ct of MS 1992)
  • Russ v. International Paper, 943 F. 2d 589 (USCA 5th Cir 1991)
  • Harbert International v. James, 157 F. 3d 1271 (USCA 11th Cir 1998)
  • Pettibone v. Tyson, 794 So. 2d 377 (Ala. 2001)
  • Providence Hospital v. Mabins, 835 So. 2d 214 (Ala. Civ. App. 2002)
  • Daughtry v. Army Fleet Support, et al., 925 F. Supp. 1277 (M.D. Ala. 2013)
  • Bradley v. Army Fleet Support, LLC, 54 F. Supp. 3d 1272 (M.D. Ala. 2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar Member
  • Mississippi Bar Member
  • State Bar of Texas Member
  • Tennessee Bar Member
  • Mobile Bar Association Member
  • The Defense Research Institute Member
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Member
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Member