William K. Boddie, Esq. is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a member of the State Bar of Georgia. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Boddie Law Group, LLC in Atlanta, GA. Attorney Boddie is a plaintiff’s trial attorney in personal injury, premises liability and creditor/debtor issues. Attorney Boddie also has an extensive criminal defense law practice. Moreover, he can act as either plaintiff’s or defendant’s attorney in family law matters, including those related deprivation, defense of abandonment, child support enforcement, child visitation or temporary protective orders.
In 1999, Attorney Boddie graduated from Valdosta State University with a bachelor of science in criminal justice. Pursing his dream to be an attorney, he enrolled at Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.
While in law school, Attorney Boddie was a member of two national mock trial teams on which he represented the Mercer School of Law. He performed an internship with the National Criminal Defense College (NCDC) under the leadership of Dean Deryl Dantzler in 2002. That same year, Attorney Boddie performed another internship with the Houston County Public Defender’s Office and assisted with the defense of a rape case.
He sat second-chair at the jury trial and his client obtained a not guilty verdict. In the summer of 2003, Attorney Boddie worked with renowned criminal defense attorney and law professor, Cynthia W. Roseberry. During his internship with Professor Roseberry, he gained invaluable training and experience in the areas of federal criminal defense representation and superior court trial procedures.
In 2003, Attorney Boddie was awarded his juris doctor degree. Upon graduation, he was offered an Assistant Public Defender position with the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office in Atlanta, GA. During his tenure, Attorney Boddie represented over 450 indigent clients who had been charged with felony crimes. In 2007, he was among just 30 attorneys selected from throughout the State of Georgia by the Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (GACDL) to participate in the William Daniel Trial Advocacy Program in Athens, GA.
Now as a private practitioner, Attorney Boddie handles cases ranging from simple assault to battery upon a public official to aggravated child molestation. He has conducted numerous jury trials throughout the State of Georgia and has represented clients in high-profile cases.
In fact, Attorney Boddie was lead counsel on high-profile case where he represented an Atlanta police officer who was charged with violating his oath of office, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and terroristic threats. Attorney Boddie helped that client avoid prison time. He also helped a client charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon get his case dismissed entirely.
Moreover, a strong advocate of everyone’s Constitutional right to a vigorous criminal defense, Attorney Boddie currently represents several Occupy Atlanta defendants as co-counsel.
He also represents clients in criminal actions related to family law situations. In fact, in one case, Attorney Boddie represented a wife in an Application for Temporary Protective Order that was filed by her husband’s mistress where the husband was subpoenaed as a witness by the mistress. Attorney Boddie obtained a favorable rendering for his client when the TPO application was denied by the Court.
In another case, in a child abandonment case, Attorney Boddie’s client was over $20,000 in arrears on child support. The Firm prevented that client from being incarcerated and the warrant for his arrest was dismissed.
Attorney Boddie is a frequent lecturer and panel member in seminars on criminal defense law and U.S. Constitutional law issues involving the 4th Amendment. He also has been an invited guest on the Derrick Bozeman Radio show on Atlanta’s WAOK (1380 AM) discussing important legal issues of the day and those that effect the practice of law and the general public. Attorney Boddie also has spoken to college classes at Brown Mackie College, Clark Atlanta University, Clayton State University, and Georgia Southern University.
He is admitted to practice in the Superior and State Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court. He is also a bar member of the United States District Court Northern District of Georgia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Attorney Boddie is a member of various professional organizations such as the Gate City Bar Association, Clayton County Bar Association, Cobb County Bar Association, the Northwest Georgia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and the Criminal Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He is also Contributing Member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL).
Additionally, Attorney Boddie is involved in several civic, business, and political organizations such as The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Let Us Make Man (LUMM). He serves as Chairman of The Advisory Board for The Fulton Leadership Academy.
He also is the Representative for the Blandtown Community on The City of Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit-D, a member of the Young Democrats of Georgia and a member of the Democratic Party of Georgia.