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William James Martin

William James Martin

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William Martin

About Me

I am a litigator specializing in civil defense representation of businesses and individuals.  I have successfully defended clients' interests in cases throughout Georgia, in state and federal courts, and on appeal before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the 11th Circuit.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Litigation: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Hugh Michael Ruppersburg

    Will is a smart and hard-working lawyer who gets great results for his clients.


    Hugh Ruppersburg Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert M. Sneed

    William is a very professional, courteous, and proficient attorney. I have had cases with Will and against Will, and the level of professionalism he has consistently shown should be emulated by other attorneys. His knowledge of the law is impressive and I would not hesitate to refer matters to him in the future.


    Robert Sneed Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

303 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30308


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200605/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP2014 - Present
AttorneyGray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP2011 - 2014
AttorneyCarlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP2008 - 2010
AttorneySwift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP2006 - 2008
Summer AssociateSwift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP2004 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Brady v. Elevator Specialists, Inc., 287 Ga. App. 304Summary Judgment affirmed for client in elevator defect case.
Coles v. Reese, 316 Ga. App. 545Dismissal of all claims against client affirmed on appeal.
Orton v. Masquerade, Inc., 311 Ga. App. 656Obtained summary judgment on all claims against client arising from alleged actions of client's independent contractor.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of GeorgiaLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)Business AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2002