Capell & Howard P.C. Attorneys At Law Montgomery & Auburn/Opelika, AL

M. Courtney Williams


(334) 241-8054


Courtney Williams currently serves as the Managing Director of the firm. His law practice involves advising companies and their owners on all aspects of their business, including employee benefits, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, securities, as well as federal, state and local tax matters.

Courtney advises clients with regard to planning, formation, operation and termination of companies, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as tax and securities issues. He also represents clients with respect to federal, state and local tax matters and advises clients regarding proposed Alabama tax legislation.

Courtney regularly represents clients in connection with the formation, operation and termination of employee benefit plans. In addition to the design and drafting of these plans, he handles compliance matters involving the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor.



LL.M., Taxation, New York University, 1999

J.D., summa cum laude, The University of Alabama School of Law, 1997

B.S.B.A., Accounting, cum laude, Auburn University, 1994

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 1997

Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to the Honorable Alex T. Howard, United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

Honors and Awards

The Best Lawyers in America – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law

Best Lawyers – Montgomery Tax Litigation & Controversy Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022

Best Lawyers – Montgomery Tax Law Lawyer of the Year, 2017

Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award

Order of the Coif

Hugo L. Black Scholar

Bench and Bar Honor Society

Publications and Lectures

Alabama’s Master Guide to State Taxation, Tax Analysts’ State Tax OneDisc (2001)

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

Graduate Editor, Tax Law Review (New York University)

Alabama Law Review, Senior Editor

Alabama State Bar

American Bar Association

Montgomery Estate Planning Council

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 100

The Montgomery Academy, Board of Trustees

Alabama State Bar – Tax Section, Chairman (2007-2008)

Alabama Federal Tax Clinic, Inc., Board of Directors (2005-2013)

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors (2001- 2008)

Montgomery City-County Public Library, Board of Trustees (2010-2018)

Contact Information

150 South Perry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

p: (334) 241-8054

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Legal Assistant

Deanna Shields

p: (334) 241-8023

f: (334) 323-8888