Shaw Bransford & Roth & SEA Announce the Passing of SEA General Counsel Bill Bransford

The law firm of  Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C. and the Senior Executives Association (SEA) announce with great sadness the passing of  William L. Bransford, law firm partner since 1983 and SEA’s General Counsel since 2000, after a long illness.

SEA President Carol Bonosaro said, “Bill’s contribution to SEA’s legislative achievements has been exceptional and his wise counsel invaluable. He was deeply committed to fairness and respect for federal employees in general and career executives in particular. All career executives owe him a debt of gratitude. Until the end he dedicated his time, passion and expertise to SEA’s cause. He firmly believed in the value of the career leadership corps to a strong, effective government. He was an SEA champion and friend. Bill will be greatly missed and will be in our thoughts and hearts for a very long time.”

Law firm partner Debra Roth said,

Bill had a deep passion for the law and for representing his clients. He led the firm by advocating the value of fairness, compassion and professionalism which carried through in both his public and private life. Bill’s legacy is that he practiced law like a gentleman. He perfected the art of zealousness for his clients, while practicing with the utmost civility and respect for the process. He was a great mentor to every attorney and employee who walked through the door and he left his mark on every one of them. Not only was he my law partner and colleague, he was my friend.

This legacy he leaves the law firm and SEA he also leaves to the federal community. Bill was a true friend to federal employees. He cared about the entire civil service and dedicated his career to ensuring that the spirit and promise of public service was fulfilled.

There is only one Bill Bransford. He is irreplaceable and he will be deeply missed. He will always be in our hearts.

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