William attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics with a minor in French.  He then worked for the United States Treasury Department as a bank examiner before attending law school.  The unique insights gained through his life help him dig up evidence other attorneys miss.

Before opening his own practice, William worked with the Watkins-Boulware; Shughart, Thompson & Kilroy; and Murphy-Taylor firms for ten years, gaining experience and working on cases involving personal injury, product liability and corporate fraud with damages ranging from $1,000,000 to $200,000,000.  He has extensive experience at all levels of state and federal court with numerous published appellate opinions.


William has worked hard to build a reputation as a lawyer who does not shy away from difficult cases or difficult attorneys.  William is straightforward, creative, tenacious and understands how to speak to judges and juries with an open heart and nerves of steel.  He is a proud graduate of the Trial Lawyer's College in DuBois, Wyoming.


Not only does William care about his clients, but his community as well. Over the years, William has volunteered by serving at the Open Door Food Kitchen, working with the Boy Scouts, serving as President and Secretary of the Pony Express Chapter of the Missouri Pilot's Association, cooking and serving meals at the local Special Olympics annual track meet, teaching business concepts to children through the Junior Achievement program, and actively serving as an officer in his Masonic Lodge—Charity Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 and as a Board Member for the Masonic Home of Missouri—a not-for-profit that provides millions of dollars of assistance to children, freemasons and their widows across the state of Missouri every year. 

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The Bird Law Firm Medical Malpractice in Missouri

When you experience an injury, everything can change - we know that at The Bird Law Firm.  With over 23 years of experience fighting for justice for the injured and achieving outstanding results, you can focus on recovering, instead of finding yourself overwhelmed and worried about your court case.


​William Bird grew up under the guidance of his grandfathers who both served in the Pacific during World War II.  From them he learned the value of determination, hard work and the role that attitude plays in every endeavor.