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William J. Williford

870 Fairview Avenue, Ste. 5
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101


Will is a native son of Kentucky – born in Louisville-Jefferson county but raised and hailing from Wax, Grayson county – and started his legal career working as attorney Mike Breen and judge Kerry Morgan's law clerk at the age of 18 immediately after high school.


He later joined the United States Army, serving in the Judge Advocate General's Corps as a non-commissioned officer (Staff Sergeant / E-6) for two enlistments; was a paratrooper in the 82d Airborne Division, Joint Special Operations Command, and 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne); and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) where he was awarded the combat action badge. While in uniform, he was also awarded the North Atlantic Treaty Organization International Security Assistance Force Medal Ribbon (NATO ISAF), the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon with bronze star device, the National Defense Service Ribbon, the Army Good Conduct Medal with two knot device, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with double bronze oak leaf cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal Ribbon, parachutist badge, Chilean foreign parachutist wings, and the Army Meritorious Unit Citation with double bronze oak leaf cluster. Attentive to veteran issues, Will is a Department of Veterans Affairs accredited attorney, a Disabled American Veterans Life member (DAV), and a Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Legacy Life Gold member. Will is also a volunteer for Hospice of Southern Kentucky in the Veteran to Veteran program and has proudly served on the Kentucky Bar Association Military Law Committee since 2024 when he was appointed by the KBA President.


  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee


  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • A three-time graduate of Western Kentucky University, Will holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. & M.A. in English; he received his J.D. from Nashville School of Law.  
  • Will was a member and Vice President of his law school Honor Council, a keynote speaker (Benedictarian) at his law school graduation, and was voted by his graduate program English professors to receive The Outstanding Master of Arts Student Award.
  • He also has a rank II Kentucky teaching license issued by the Kentucky Department of Education (EPSB ID No.: 201237927).


Will is a licensed attorney in both Kentucky (Member Id: 99844) and Tennessee (BPR No.: 039888). He is also a member of the American Bar Association (Member Id: 05785789), the Tennessee Bar Association, the Bowling Green – Warren County Bar Association, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, and is a Kentucky Bar Foundation Life Fellow.


  • 2023 Bowling Green Daily News Best of Bowling Green: Best Personal Injury Lawyer
  • 2023 Bowling Green Daily News Best of Bowling Green: Best Law Firm
  • 2024 Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers(NAOPIA): Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in Kentucky


He primarily practices in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death; this includes automobile, trucking, and motorcycle accidents, product liability, bad faith insurance claims, on-the-job injuries, premises liability, and other tort actions.


  • Attorney William Williford representing Plaintiff(s):
  • Kentucky - Barren Circuit Court 13-CI-00487 / Velma Decker, et al. v. Greg Meredith, et al. v. Scotty's Contracting and Stone, LLC and VanMeter Contracting, Inc.: judgment: $22,500,000.00. (December 2023) (Bowling Green Daily News article) (WBKO article)
  • Kentucky - Warren Circuit Court, Division II, 18-CI-00162 / Doyel v. Neblett & State Farm: unanimous jury verdict: $545,000.00. (April 2023) (WBKO article)