William J. Gamble was born in Selma, Alabama and attended the Selma Public Schools. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1964 and obtained a Law Degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1967. While in law school, he served on the Alabama Law Review and was a member of Phi Delta Phi. Mr. Gamble began practicing law in Selma, Alabama in 1967 with the law firm of Gamble & Gamble, which is now the firm of Gamble, Gamble, Calame & Jones, LLC. A partner in the firm, he has held a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating for many years, and has served on several Alabama State Bar Association committees. He is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, served as its president from 2005-2006, and is a member of DRI. Mr. Gamble is a past President of the Dallas County Bar Association and a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation. As a member of the Alabama Law Institute, he has served on a number of the Law Institute’s sub-committees, including drafting legislation for the Landlord Tenant Act, Uniform Transfer to Minors Act, Alabama Mortgage Satisfaction Act, Uniform Partition of Heirs Act, and other real estate-related issues. He has been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama an the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Mr. Gamble has been active in many community and state organizations. He is the past President of the Cahaba Center for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, past President of the Selma Rotary Club, past President of the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Selma City School Board, and has served on many civic boards and committees. He is a member of Class IV of Leadership Alabama. Mr. Gamble has also been active in his Church, both on a local and Diocesan level. He is a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where he has served on its Vestry and taught Senior High School Sunday School for over 25 years.
Married to Jean Soule “Bunny” Gamble, Mr. Gamble has three children, six grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren