Wallace Howard Wills, Jr.
"I was taught from a young age that ‘being nice never goes out of style,’ that the level of success you achieve in any undertaking is derivative of the amount of time and effort that you put into it, and that a goal without a plan to achieve it is only a dream."
~Wallace Howard Wills, Jr.
Upon graduating with honors from Montgomery’s Trinity Presbyterian School, Sonny attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (UA) where he received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration in 2005. Through the UA branch of the Small Business Administration, Sonny worked with Tuscaloosa area business owners to create pro-forma plans and other business models specifically tailored for their entrepreneurial ventures. While an undergrad, Sonny participated in many facets of the Student Government Association and worked closely with members of the UA administration to promote, provide, and improve student safety campus-wide. Sonny spent a semester interning in the State of Alabama Finance Director’s office where he furthered his studies of the practical application of finance in government. He also planned and participated in various UA community service projects. Sonny began his career with Heninger Garrison Davis (HGD) in 2007 as a legal clerk in the Mass Tort practice section, clerking during the day while attending law school at night. While in law school, Sonny participated in the student bar association, Phi Alpha Delta, and the student section of the Alabama Association for Justice. Entering his fifth year at HGD, Sonny has participated in dozens of pharmaceutical and toxic tort suits involving several of the world’s largest corporations. Recently, Sonny served as part of Class Council for the nationwide Pigford USDA loan discrimination class action suit and assisted in toxic tort claims involving the world’s fifth largest steel manufacturer and the T.V.A. coal “fly-ash” dumpsite located in Perry County, AL. The mass tort litigation process can be very time consuming and complex; however, I am committed to providing straightforward, easy-to-understand information regarding potential or pending claims. I sincerely enjoy building relationships and interacting with current or prospective clients while serving their legal needs. Should you have any questions or concerns, no matter how trivial you might think they are, please do not hesitate to contact me. In practically every case, time is of the essence.
- Alabama , 2012
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
- Birmingham School of Law (J.D., 2010)
- University of Alabama (B.S., 2005, Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration; Minor in history and political science)
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
- Alabama State Bar
- Birmingham Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
Recent Publications and Presentations
- (Pigford) Black Famers – USDA loan discrimination suit:
- Delivered presentations to audiences in Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas concerning the claim and how they could participate starting in 2008
- Traversed Alabama from January- May 2012 delivering speeches and guiding clients through the claims process as part of class council
- Claymont – Evraz Steel
- Designed presentation and assisted in its delivery