William L. Middleton, III

Firm: Eyster Key
Location: Huntsville - AL

  • 402 E. Moulton Street
    Decatur, Alabama 35602
  • Tel : 256-353-6761
  • Fax : 256-353-6767

Billy Middleton has over 30 years of litigation experience during which he has tried over 200 cases to verdict. Recognized by his peers who awarded him for over 15 years the highest possible rating among attorneys, Mr. Middleton’s practice focuses primarily in workers’ compensation, personal injury, social security law and insurance law.

He is also a registered mediator. Mr. Middleton has participated in trials in both State and Federal Court and engaged in Appellate practice before the Supreme Court of Alabama, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals and Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

He is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, Alabama Bar Association, and Defense Research Institute. He is frequently asked to lecture at seminars and continuing education programs on workers’ compensation issues. He was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1984 after graduating cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1984. He is also admitted to practice before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, and U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

Originally from Montgomery, Alabama Mr. Middleton is a life-long Alabama resident. He moved to Decatur in 1984, and has been active in the community and in civil organizations including Kiwanis. He is a sports enthusiast, including college athletics, golf and hunting.

Eyster Key

In or about 1884, John C. Eyster embarked on the private practice of law in Decatur, Alabama. From those roots, the Eyster firm began and was a family firm until approximately 1964 when John S. Key joined the firm. From its beginning to the present, the firm has engaged in the general practice of civil law, with a later emphasis on insurance defense litigation and taxation. The firm has gradually grown to be one of the largest and most diversified firms in North Alabama, continuing to provide quality legal services for a cross-section of the entire community in Morgan and surrounding counties in the Tennessee Valley region and throughout the state of Alabama.

The firm engages in general civil litigation in all courts, including personal injury, product liability, professional liability, class actions, insurance, corporate, probate, domestic, municipal, mediation, and workers’ compensation. The litigators in the firm are members of the Defense Research Institute, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. Five members of the firm are certified mediators and listed by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution on the Alabama Arbitrator Roster. J. Glynn Tubb is the Decatur area representative of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and former Director of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. William Middleton is Morgan County’s only Workers’ Compensation Appellate Mediator, and Nick Roth is one of Alabama’s Super Lawyers and was peer-selected as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

EysterKey has provided sophisticated advice and aggressive representation to meet the needs of public companies, small private businesses, government entities, and individuals. From complex nationwide class action litigation to divorce disputes, from business start-ups to estate planning and will preparation, from products liability and injury lawsuits to insurance and workers’ compensation cases, EysterKey attorneys have distinguished themselves by their expertise, responsive service, and cost effective solutions for their clients. Large enough to have the resources the firm’s clients need, EysterKey remains small enough to provide the personalized service and responsiveness the firm’s clients want and deserve.