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Joseph W. Spransy

Joseph W. Spransy
Joseph W. Spransy was born in Durham, NC, was reared in Chapel Hill, NC, and graduated with a major in mathematics from King College (Bristol, TN) where he was on the Dean's List, was a reporter on the Kayseean student newspaper, and played varsity soccer. After teaching high school in the Virginia public school system for two years, he enrolled in the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, NC. As a law student, he was on the Dean List, was inducted into Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, and was elected Secretary of the Student Bar Association and served as Secretary of the Student Bar Foundation. Upon graduation he received the Van Hecke-Wettach Award, given annually to the Outstanding Citizen of the graduating class of the Law School.

Mr. Spransy practiced with the Birmingham law firm of Bradley Arant Rose & White from 1973 until 1979, when he assumed the leadership of the Law Department of United States Pipe and Foundry Company, Jim Walter Resources, Inc., Sloss Industries, Inc., and their affiliated subsidiaries of Jim Walter Corporation and Walter Industries, Inc. After retiring in October, 2003 as Vice President and Assistant Secretary of U. S. Pipe and Assistant Secretary of Walter Industries, Inc., he opened a solo practice, dividing his time between his offices in Birmingham and Pell City. His practice is dedicated primarily to the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning, probate and estate administration; business, corporations, and commercial law including business mergers and acquisitions; and antitrust compliance.

Areas of PracticeEmployment &
Professional Associations

  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Antitrust Compliance

  • Jaffe & Drennan, Of Counsel P.C. 2004 - Present
  • United States Pipe &
    Foundry Company
    VP, Corporate Counsel & Assistant Secretary, 1979 - 2004
  • Bradley Arant Rose & White
    Associate Attorney, 1973 - 1979
Honors & Awards Education

  • Martindale Hubbell, Peer Rated AV
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1973 Dean's List Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • King College, Bristol, Tennessee - A.B. - 1968 Dean's List Mathematics Major
Bar AdmisssionsProfessional Associations

  • Alabama, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Labor & Employment Law Section, Chair, 1991
  • Business Law Section, Chair, 1995
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Student Bar Association, Secretary
  • Student Bar Foundation, Secretary
  • Ruffner Mountain Nature Cente Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church Trustee and Elder
  • Boy Scout Troop 320, Formerly Troop Committee Chair & Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Birmingham Carolina Club of University of North Carolina Alumni, Formerly President
  • Birmingham Sailing Club, Formerly Commodore
  • Presbytery of Sheppards & Lapsley, Trustee