William  C.  Brown , III


William is a proud West Virginian whose practice focuses on creating, growing, defending, and advising businesses in Huntington and nationwide, generating value for owners and their communities. He helps clients with corporate formation and reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate transactions. His experience also includes representing businesses in contract and real estate disputes, including litigation before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. He also has an international trade compliance practice focused on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and trade sanctions and embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

William has externed with Judge Roderick C. Young, a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Judge Deanis Simmons, a circuit court judge for Virginia’s 28th Judicial Circuit.


  • William & Mary Law School  (J.D., cum laude, 2019)
    • Business Law Review, senior articles editor
    • Elder & Disability Law Clinic, volunteer
    • Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic, volunteer
    • Special Education Advocacy PELE Clinic, volunteer
    • Federal Tax Clinic, volunteer
  • Washington and Lee University  (B.A., cum laude, 2016)
    • Philosophy (Honors) and Classics
    • Sigma Nu Fraternity

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, member
  • Society for International Affairs, member
  • Washington & Lee University, Alumni Admissions Chairman for the Tri-State
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, Latin Mass altar server, choir member, confirmation class teacher, youth group leader
  • Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Charleston Vicariate Pastoral Council, member