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William E. Cannon Jr.

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Bill Cannon is a native of Leesburg, Georgia and has been practicing law for more than 35 years. He focuses his practice in the area of civil litigation and has extensive experience in complex litigation. Bill enjoys working closely with his clients in finding innovative solutions to the challenges they face. He has a keen interest in professionalism and has been a speaker for orientations on professionalism at law schools.  Bill is an author of a variety of professional articles and has made many presentations on professionalism in the practice of law and the importance of the justice system. He is a past President of the State Bar of Georgia and a former member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association.  He currently serves on the Bench/Bar Liaison Committee and the Open Courts Initiative with the North Carolina Bar Association. Bill is an active United Methodist, having served as a District Lay Leader, and is a member of the Chancel Choir at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville. He also enjoys acting in local community theater productions. Bill is Of Counsel to the Atlanta law firm of Cannon, Mihill & Winkles, LLC.


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Practice Areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 53%
    36 years, 330 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    36 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Real Estate: 10%
  4. Business: 10%
    36 years
  5. Insurance: 2%



Hourly ($260-275/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael David Birchmore

    I have known Bill for 24 years. He is a former President of the State Bar of Georgia. Bill is highly respected by those who know him. Whatever your legal need, I would recommend Bill Cannon over all the others.


    Michael Birchmore DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Chase Wells

    I worked with Bill during my first year as an attorney. No other lawyer will be more prepared or more experienced. He is highly respected in the community.


    Michael Wells Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Cannon Law, P.C.

370 N. Main Street, Suite 300
Waynesville, NC, 28786

Cannon Law, P.C.

The 409 Building
225 Valley River Ave, Suite L
Murphy, NC, 28906



GAActive Member in Good Standing 197709/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Selected to 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers ListSuperLawyers.com2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Judge Edward R. Finch Law Day Speech AwardAmerican Bar Association1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentCannon Law, P.C.2011 - Present
Vice-President for DevelopmentThe Foundation for Evangelism2002 - 2004
PartnerBrown, Ward & Haynes, P.C.2002 - 2011
Managing PartnerCannon & Meyer von Bremen, LLP1985 - 2002
PartnerBlack, Black & Cannon1981 - 1985
AssociateLandau & Davis, P.C.1977 - 1981
Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember, Board of Governors2011 - 2014
Federal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeChair2010 - 2011
North Carolina Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeMember2005 - 2011
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationSections of Litigation & Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice2005 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaPresident1998 - 1999
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of GeorgiaLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Emory UniversityHistoryB.A.1974
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Common Issues in Community AssociationsCommunity Associations2014
Professionalism–What is it and Why is it Important?Professionalism2012
Civil Disagreement: Exploring the Boundaries Between Zealous Representation & ProfessionalismProfessionalism2010
Doing Well By Doing GoodProfessionalism2005