Faculty Profile: William Seale

William SealeBush Brothers & Company1016 E. Weisgarber Road Knoxville, TN 37909-2683 Work Phone: (865) 450-4138Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (5)
  • Corporate Counsel Forum 2018
  • Corporate Counsel: General Counsel Roundtable
  • Corporate Counsel Forum 2016
  • Corporate Counsel 2013: E-Verify
  • Corporate Counsel Forum 2013: What's New?

Bill Seale received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering with High Honors from the University of Tennessee and his law degree from the University of Tennessee.

After graduating from Law School, Bill served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps from 1977 to 1981 and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1979 to 1981.

After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Marines, Bill entered into the private practice of law with the firm now known as Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC, in 1982.  He was the Managing Member of the firm from 2000 to 2004 and practiced law in the areas of labor and employment, with a particular emphasis on NLRB defense work, union avoidance, collective bargaining, contract administration, Equal Employment Opportunity, employee relations, wage and hour, affirmative action, ERISA workers’ compensation, occupational safety, and arbitration law.  He has served as an Editor of the Tennessee Bar Association, Labor Law Section Newsletter, and is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Bill was Vice President of Management Resources, Inc., an employment consulting company.  He is currently on the Board of Directors of Young Life and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Bill is a member of the University of Tennessee Letterman’s Club.  He was selected for Best Lawyers in America. 

After retiring from Wimberly Lawson, Bill joined Bush Brothers in October of 2007 in his current position of Vice President and General Counsel, and Board Member of Shoebox Private Trust Company.

Bill and his wife, Cheryl reside in Morristown, Tennessee.