William Cruse Sr.

William Cruse Sr.

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  • Real Estate Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Law...
  • Mississippi
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William "Bill" Cruse grew up in Pearl River County. He graduated from Picayune Memorial High School in 2001 and originally attended Pearl River Community College in 2003. He transferred to Mississippi College, where he graduated with a chemistry degree in 2005. Then, he graduated from the Mississippi School of Law in 2009 and began practicing that same year. His parents, Fred and Dianne Cruse, founded Fred’s Westside Pharmacy in Picayune, and his brother, Gordon Cruse, owns the pharmacy.

Bill spent 10 years in Jackson working as a youth minister and Director of Youth Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi before and during his time in law school. He then returned to Picayune to practice law. He enjoys helping clients through the process of estate planning, real estate, closing, and navigating business legal issues. He successfully guides clients through major life transitions so they can thrive in the future.

He and his wife Morgan Cowart Cruse were married in the summer of 2005 and they have three children. His family and his work in Jackson inspired him to move back home and help the people and businesses where he grew up. He doesn’t take this privilege and responsibility lightly. Bill is a member of Kiwanis and a lifelong member of Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Mu.

To contact Bill, please call the office at 769-242-2500 or email him at bill@picayunelaw.com.

Mississippi College School of Law
J.D. (2009)
Activities: Phi Delta Phi:
Mississippi College
B.S. (2005) | Chemistry
Honors: President's List
Activities: American Chemical Society: Delta Epsilon Chi, Vice President
Pearl River Community College
Honors: Most Distinguished Student, MS-LA Region Outstanding Student Award, PRCC: President's List
Activities: Phi Theta Kappa, President
Professional Experience
Picayune Law, PLLC
- Current
Patch & Bryan, PLLC
Director of Youth Ministries
St. James' Episcopal Church
The Cruse Legal Firm
Law Clerk
Ferguson & Fike
ALTA Best Practices Certified
Professional Associations
Pearl River County Bar Association
- Current
The Mississippi Bar # 103285
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Federal Circuit
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    We accept contingent fees on collections and personal injuries.
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
Picayune Law, PLLC
1016 Sixth Ave., STE A
PO Box 878
Picayune, MS 39466
Telephone: (769) 242-2500
Fax: (769) 242-2502