Peter F. Burns, William M. Cunningham, Jr., and Peter S. Mackey are highly regarded in the legal profession and in their community as experienced and effective civil litigators. The law firm of Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. provides responsible representation in various practice areas of civil litigation, including wrongful death, business disputes, nursing home abuse, medical and legal malpractice, and much more. The attorneys and staff are committed to providing the most comprehensive representation possible. Every client is regarded as an individual and benefits from the resources that the firm has at their disposal as a result of a long and distinguished history of practice.
William (Billy) M. Cunningham, Esq. has over thirty years of experience and success representing both individual and business clients in civil litigation matters. His practice involves personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, business litigation, environmental law and insurance matters. Mr. Cunningham is licensed to practice in the state and Federal courts of Alabama and Mississippi, as well as the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has represented the 13th Judicial Circuit as a Bar Commissioner, served on the State Bar Disciplinary Panel and is a member of the Board of Directors for Legal Services Alabama.
Mr. Cunningham is an “AV” rated lawyer according to Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating a lawyer can receive, as adjudged by his peers in the legal profession. Mr. Cunningham is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is certified as an Alabama Mediator. In addition, he is affiliated with the following professional organizations: American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group, Mobile Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Alabama Association for Justice, Mississippi Bar Association, and Mississippi Association for Justice.
After graduating from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He subsequently attended Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduation in 1974, he returned to active duty for four years. He resigned his commission and was discharged in 1978. He returned to Mobile and joined the law firm of Sintz, Pike, Campbell & Duke.
Mr. Cunningham’s wife, Kathryn Northcutt Cunningham, is a retired internal medicine doctor. She now consults with the firm assisting in medical litigation matters.
Mr. Cunningham has served on numerous civic boards and organizations. He is actively involved with the Cpl. Joseph Whitehead Detachment #1370 of the Marine Corps League, Gulf Shores, Alabama where is serves as the Judge Advocate.
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