Bill grew up in Pulaski County, Missouri and graduated from Dixon High School. Serving in the military, he deployed as a Sapper Platoon Leader leading route clearance and counter-IED patrols in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He continued to serve as an engineer officer in the Missouri National Guard and was activated for multiple state emergency operations and overseas humanitarian missions. During his military service, he has earned skill identifiers in electronic warfare and strategy. Bill is an Honor Graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Bill earned his bachelor’s degree and juris doctor from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. He was awarded Top Ten Oral Advocate his first year in law school and became the Associate Editor in Chief of the Missouri Law Review. Bill worked as a Rule 13 caw clerk at the Cole County and Boone County Missouri prosecutor’s offices and completed externships at the United States Department of Justice and Missouri State Legislature. He previous served as the City Prosecutor for St. Robert and as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Pulaski County, Missouri where he tried criminal cases and represented the state of Missouri in civil hearings. He served as a civil, administrative and labor attorney and was a Special Assistant United States Attorney as a Department of Defense civilian. Bill litigated numerous employment law cases on behalf of the government. Bill also served as a supervisory attorney advisor overseeing cases in federal torts, civil and commercial disputes and domestic relations law.
Bill have been an adjunct professor for six years teaching courses in Criminal Law, Court Procedure, Business Management, Evidence, Administrative Law, Environmental Law and Corporate Ethics. Bill was elected to three terms as the Pulaski County Bar Association President. He holds a Series 65 Investment Advisor certification.
Bill’s practice focuses on state and federal civil litigation, business and real estate transactions, labor and employment law, appeals, education law and family law.
In his spare time, Bill is an avid reader, and he enjoys hunting, fishing and carpentry. He lives with his wife, Teresa, and their four children in Waynesville, Missouri.