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Butler Snow Attorney J. William Rose, Jr. Appointed to Alabama Code of Ethics Reform and Clarification Commission

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that J. William Rose, Jr. has been appointed to serve on the Alabama Code of Ethics Reform and Clarification Commission, a newly-formed entity created by the legislature on March 28, 2018.

The new commission will be comprised of three appointed state representatives and three appointed senators working alongside Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, his chief deputy, the legal advisor to the governor, the executive director of the Alabama Ethics Commission and other stakeholders.

“We are proud of Bill for his appointment to this newly created, and important commission,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman, Butler Snow. “He is a gifted and experienced attorney who is deeply committed to his community and the state of Alabama, and he will serve the people well.”

The Alabama Legislature created the Alabama Ethics Commission in 1973. Its mission is to ensure that public officials are independent and impartial; that decisions and policies are made in the proper governmental channels; that public office is not used for private gain; and, that there is public confidence in the integrity of government.

Rose has practiced law for more than 40 years in the areas of taxation, business, estates and white collar criminal defense and is AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. He has been named Best of the Bar by Birmingham Business Journal and is a founding director of the Birmingham Bar Foundation. He has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Litigation: general commercial – Alabama, and by Best Lawyers in America® in estates and trusts, commercial litigation and tax law. Rose was also named Tax Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America®. He was previously recognized by Super Lawyers®, Mid-South Super Lawyers and Alabama Super Lawyers.

Rose is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar, Birmingham Bar Association (Past President), American Health Lawyers Association, University of Alabama Federal Tax Clinic (Past President), Alabama State Bar’s Permanent Code (Ethics) Commission (Past Chairman) and Duke Alumni Club of Alabama (Past President). He is admitted to practice in Alabama, the U.S. District Courts of Alabama: northern and middle, the U.S. Court of Appeals: 5th Circuit and 11th Circuit and the U.S. Tax Court.

He earned an undergraduate degree from Duke University and master of laws in taxation from New York University. Rose received his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama.