Harris, Caddell & Shanks, P.C.
William E. Shinn Jr.
William E. Shinn Jr.

Shinn-BillWilliam E. Shinn Jr.

Phone: 256-340-8041
Fax: 256-340-8040
E-Mail: [email protected]

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Debra D. Harris
(256) 340-8047
[email protected]

Bill Shinn's practice is directed toward general civil litigation, commercial and corporate legal matters, including employment law, municipal and public school law.

Among his clients are the Morgan County Commission and area school boards, which he advises on matters of civil litigation, municipal and educational law and labor and employment issues. Bill’s knowledge of employment law also benefits corporate clients in establishing workable manuals and policies and in defending all types of employment actions, including allegations of civil rights violations and discrimination.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1964
  • Alabama, 1967
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • University of North Carolina Law School, 1964
    • Board of Editors, North Carolina Law Review  
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Order of the Coif
  • Davidson College, A.B., 1961

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Board of Commissioners of the Alabama State Bar, 1996-2002
  • Morgan County Bar Association, President 1978-1979
  • North Carolina State Bar

Civic Activities and Other Experiences

  • Leadership Alabama
  • Mental Health Association Board
  • Decatur Civic Chorus
  • Decatur – Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
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