William C. Bradford, Jr.

Of Counsel

318-934-0227
wbradford@bwor.com

William C. Bradford, Jr.

Of Counsel

318-934-0227
wbradford@bwor.com

 
William is a 2006 graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans and a 2009 graduate of the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. While attending the Southern Law Center, he served as a founding editor for the Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty, the vice-chair of the Moot Court Board, vice-president of the Black Law Student Association, and the chancellor’s teaching assistant.

After graduating from law school in 2009, he accepted a position with a Shreveport area law firm and later joined the Malone Law Firm in 2012. There his passion for government relations and the democratic process was increased. William was appointed and confirmed City Attorney by Mayor Ollie S. Tyler and the Shreveport City Council in February of 2015. He served as the chief legal officer for the City of Shreveport until December 28, 2018.

He is a member of the Shreveport Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Black Lawyer’s Association of Shreveport-Bossier, American Inns of Court and Omicron Kappa Delta Fraternity. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, a member of the Louisiana Bar Association Diversity Sub-Committee, is a 2015 recipient to the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40” award, is a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Recipient for the Southern University Law Center, is a 2018 recipient of Dillard University’s “40 Under 40” Award, and is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He is a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church and is married to Dr. Sonja Gennuso-Bradford.

William is a 2006 graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans and a 2009 graduate of the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. While attending the Southern Law Center, he served as a founding editor for the Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty, the vice-chair of the Moot Court Board, vice-president of the Black Law Student Association, and the chancellor’s teaching assistant.

After graduating from law school in 2009, he accepted a position with a Shreveport area law firm and later joined the Malone Law Firm in 2012. There his passion for government relations and the democratic process was increased. William was appointed and confirmed City Attorney by Mayor Ollie S. Tyler and the Shreveport City Council in February of 2015. He served as the chief legal officer for the City of Shreveport until December 28, 2018.

He is a member of the Shreveport Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Black Lawyer’s Association of Shreveport-Bossier, American Inns of Court and Omicron Kappa Delta Fraternity. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, a member of the Louisiana Bar Association Diversity Sub-Committee, is a 2015 recipient to the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40” award, is a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Recipient for the Southern University Law Center, is a 2018 recipient of Dillard University’s “40 Under 40” Award, and is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He is a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church and is married to Dr. Sonja Gennuso-Bradford.

William is a 2006 graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans and a 2009 graduate of the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. While attending the Southern Law Center, he served as a founding editor for the Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty, the vice-chair of the Moot Court Board, vice-president of the Black Law Student Association, and the chancellor’s teaching assistant.

After graduating from law school in 2009, he accepted a position with a Shreveport area law firm and later joined the Malone Law Firm in 2012. There his passion for government relations and the democratic process was increased. William was appointed and confirmed City Attorney by Mayor Ollie S. Tyler and the Shreveport City Council in February of 2015. He served as the chief legal officer for the City of Shreveport until December 28, 2018.

He is a member of the Shreveport Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Black Lawyer’s Association of Shreveport-Bossier, American Inns of Court and Omicron Kappa Delta Fraternity. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, a member of the Louisiana Bar Association Diversity Sub-Committee, is a 2015 recipient to the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40” award, is a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Recipient for the Southern University Law Center, is a 2018 recipient of Dillard University’s “40 Under 40” Award, and is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He is a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church and is married to Dr. Sonja Gennuso-Bradford.

 
William is a 2006 graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans and a 2009 graduate of the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. While attending the Southern Law Center, he served as a founding editor for the Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty, the vice-chair of the Moot Court Board, vice-president of the Black Law Student Association, and the chancellor’s teaching assistant.

After graduating from law school in 2009, he accepted a position with a Shreveport area law firm and later joined the Malone Law Firm in 2012. There his passion for government relations and the democratic process was increased. William was appointed and confirmed City Attorney by Mayor Ollie S. Tyler and the Shreveport City Council in February of 2015. He served as the chief legal officer for the City of Shreveport until December 28, 2018.

He is a member of the Shreveport Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Black Lawyer’s Association of Shreveport-Bossier, American Inns of Court and Omicron Kappa Delta Fraternity. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, a member of the Louisiana Bar Association Diversity Sub-Committee, is a 2015 recipient to the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40” award, is a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Recipient for the Southern University Law Center, is a 2018 recipient of Dillard University’s “40 Under 40” Award, and is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He is a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church and is married to Dr. Sonja Gennuso-Bradford.

Mr. Adkins’ practice at Blanchard Walker focuses on energy and commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination; mineral landowner and lessee disputes; mineral regulatory issues; and, other aspects of oilfield litigation. 

He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

Mr. Adkins was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined Blanchard Walker in 1988.  He has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, and has appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.

Mr. Adkins’ practice at Blanchard Walker focuses on energy and commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination; mineral landowner and lessee disputes; mineral regulatory issues; and, other aspects of oilfield litigation. 

He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

Mr. Adkins was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined Blanchard Walker in 1988.  He has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, and has appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.

 
William is a 2006 graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans and a 2009 graduate of the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. While attending the Southern Law Center, he served as a founding editor for the Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty, the vice-chair of the Moot Court Board, vice-president of the Black Law Student Association, and the chancellor’s teaching assistant.

After graduating from law school in 2009, he accepted a position with a Shreveport area law firm and later joined the Malone Law Firm in 2012. There his passion for government relations and the democratic process was increased. William was appointed and confirmed City Attorney by Mayor Ollie S. Tyler and the Shreveport City Council in February of 2015. He served as the chief legal officer for the City of Shreveport until December 28, 2018.

He is a member of the Shreveport Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Black Lawyer’s Association of Shreveport-Bossier, American Inns of Court and Omicron Kappa Delta Fraternity. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, a member of the Louisiana Bar Association Diversity Sub-Committee, is a 2015 recipient to the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40” award, is a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Recipient for the Southern University Law Center, is a 2018 recipient of Dillard University’s “40 Under 40” Award, and is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He is a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church and is married to Dr. Sonja Gennuso-Bradford.

Mr. Adkins’ practice at Blanchard Walker focuses on energy and commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination; mineral landowner and lessee disputes; mineral regulatory issues; and, other aspects of oilfield litigation. 

He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

Mr. Adkins was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined Blanchard Walker in 1988.  He has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, and has appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.

Mr. Adkins’ practice at Blanchard Walker focuses on energy and commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination; mineral landowner and lessee disputes; mineral regulatory issues; and, other aspects of oilfield litigation. 

He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

Mr. Adkins was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined Blanchard Walker in 1988.  He has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, and has appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.


Municipal and Regulatory Agencies
Commercial Transactions
Public Finance
Small Business Development
General Litigation
Louisiana
Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006
Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2009
Memberships

Shreveport Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Black Lawyer’s Association of Shreveport-Bossier
American Inns of Court
Omicron Kappa Delta Fraternity
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated

Honors

Chairman of the Board for the United Way of Northwest Louisiana
Member of the Louisiana Bar Association Diversity Sub-Committee
2015 recipient to the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40” award
2015 Distinguished Alumni Recipient for the Southern University Law Center
2018 recipient of Dillard University’s “40 Under 40” Award