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Bill Burgess is a shareholder in the Family Law practice in the Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. Huntsville office. He handles all matters related to family law for his clients, including alimony, divorce, marital agreements, paternity, child custody, child support, parental rights and visitation rights.

Before joining Maynard Cooper, Bill founded Burgess Graham Canupp PC, one of Huntsville’s most respected firms specializing in family law.

Bill was previously a member of the Madison County Judicial Commission and has served as President of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association. He was a member of the People’s Law School on Domestic Relations in Alabama faculty from 2000-2004 and again in 2008.


Practice areas


  1. Child Support: 20%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Alimony: 20%
  4. Divorce: 20%
  5. Family: 20%



Hourly ($370/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Douglas C Martinson II

    I endorse this lawyer. Bill is the most experienced divorce attorneys in Madison County and Alabama. He is a very strong advocate for his clients and fights for their rights.


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Contact info

Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC

Po Box 18668
Huntsville, AL, 35804-8668


ALAuthorized to practice law197307/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMaynard, Cooper & Gale, PC2014 - Present
ShareholderBurgess Graham Canupp, P.C./William P. Burgess, Jr. P.C.1991 - 2014
Solo PractitionerWilliam P. Burgess, Jr.1981 - 1991
AttorneyLegal Services Alabama1973 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alabama State BarMember1973 - Present
Huntsville-Madison County Bar AssociationPast PresidentN/A
Madison County American Inn of CourtExecutive CommitteeN/A
Madison County Judicial CommissionPast MemberN/A
People's Law School on Domestic RelationsFaculty Member2008 - 2008
People's Law School on Domestic RelationsFaculty Member2000 - 2004
Legal Services Corporation of North Central AlabamaChairman of the Board of Directors1985 - 2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of AlabamaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce on the BeachDivision of RetirementN/A