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William Franklin Smith III

William Franklin Smith III

also known as Will Smith

Practice areas:

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Trucking Accident, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death

About Me

Will Smith’s practice focuses on representing people in front of juries. Will has been called upon to give expert analysis on legal issues in the metro area and has worked on cases in both state and federal court.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
  3. Trucking Accident: 25%
  4. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 25%



Free Consultation (35 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

43 total 

  • Dane Michael Garland

    Mr. Smith is one of the preeminent lawyers in the Atlanta metro area. I would not hesitate to hire him or his firm if one of my family members or I needed legal assistance.


    Dane Garland Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Schenk Smith, LLC

1126 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA, 30306



GAActive Member in Good Standing 201008/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Direct ExaminationCriminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSchenk Smith, LLC2014 - Present
OwerLaw Office of Will Smith2011 - 2014
AssociateWooldridge & Jezek, LLP2010 - 2011
InternFulton County Solicitor General's Office2009 - 2010
Death Penalty InternJudicial Intern Superior Court of Fulton County2009 - 2009
Certified Nursing AideRent-A-Nurse2000 - 2008
SergeantUnited States Marine Corps1996 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Atlanta Bar AssociationMembership Committee2015 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers SectionBoard Member2013 - Present
Power CoreEmory Team Member2012 - 2013
Federal Bar Association (Atlanta chapter)N/A2012 - 2013
DeKalb Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Atlanta Lawyers Under 40N/A2011 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
P v. D$18K in damages awarded. Original contract was $5k.
CB v. VF2x Medial Bills.
RH v. SR (Progressive Insurance)Full Policy Limits

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Publication NameTitleDate
Atlanta Bar AssociationSigns of Nursing Home Neglect2015


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Young Harris CollegeN/AUnknownN/A
Augusta State UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Atlanta Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionLaw Firm Marketing2015
3L to SoloLaw Firm Managment2014