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William C. Head
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William C. Head

also known as Bubba Head

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Car Accidents, Administrative Law, Motorcycle Accident, Litigation, Defective and Dangerous Products, Appeals, Brain Injury, Constitutional

About Me

If you want to fight a DUI, Criminal Case or Traffic Ticket, we are YOUR firm. Our job is to obtain a reduced plea or win at trial, keep you out of jail & keep you driving. Contact us 24 hours - 7 days a week. Our attorneys have over 150 yrs of total experience. FREE interview. Unmatched personal service. See my web profile: http://www.georgiacriminaldefense.com/atlanta-georgia-dui-attorney.html#bubbahead & my #1 NATIONAL AVVO ranking (all practice types): http://www.avvo.com/all-lawyers.html



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I have been handling criminal cases, primarily DUI-DWI, since I began practice June 10, 1976.  At this stage of my career, I limit the number of cases I accept each year. Our firm spends whatever time is necessary to seek a favorable solution of each client's problem.  Most of my cases are referrals from attorneys, judges, prior clients, police officers that I face in court & personnel from the courts where I practice.  My reputation for fighting and winning cases that are seemingly UNWINNABLE has been the key to my success as a trial attorney.  I do not apologize for my higher legal fees, because I do not approach the handling of a case the way almost all other attorneys do.  Our staff (not an answering service) answers my phones 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  I have staff members [paralegals] here with me from 6 AM until 7 PM or later at least 5 days per week.  I file and make (argue) MANY more motions, challenges to the validity of arrests, speedy trial demands, objections to admissibility of evidence offered by the Prosecutor's evidence than most criminal defense attorneys.  I have handled more trials of DUI-DWI cases than any other lawyer in Georgia.  Plus, I will appeal a case for my client as far as I have to in an attempt to obtain a good result for my clients.  Many people facing DUI, drug possession, or serious injury by vehicle or vehicular homicide accusations appreciate the total dedication to finding a favorable solution and gladly pay the fees and associated costs for challenging these cases.  For these clients, the extra effort and unrelenting take-no-prisoners approach is what they want and what they expect.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. DUI & DWI: 76%
    39 years, 4.6 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 6%
    39 years, 650 cases
  3. Car Accidents: 3%
    39 years, 145 cases
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 2%
    39 years, 55 cases
  5. Other: 9%
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Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

133 total 

  • Stephen Lyle Hamilton

    Without a doubt, William "Bubba" Head is in my opinion the best DUI/DWI attorney in the country. Bubba has a mastery of the law and the science behind DUI defense. He has written more articles on this area of the law that anybody I know. What is equally impressive to me is his dedication to not only defending those accused of driving while intoxicated but also his dedication to teaching other lawyers in the same area. When I first decided that I wanted to work almost exclusively in the area of DWI/DUI defense I went to Atlanta for one of Bubba's seminars. Here I was a young lawyer who Bubba no more knew than the man on the moon. Yet he personally sat down with me at dinner and discussed areas of defense like he had known me for years. I will never forget not only his kindness but his desire for me to succeed. If I had a DWI and could pick anybody in the country to defend me I would pick Bubba.

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    Stephen Hamilton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Linda Medeiros Callahan

    In my opinion, Mr. Head is the best DUI lawyer in the nation, and probably on Earth. I know him through the many, many DUI defense trainings he has given to teach other lawyers how to do what he does. I am blessed to have learned so much from him. His lawyering skills are only surpassed by his compassion and caring for his clients that is so evident in the way he talks about his clients. I am truly inspired by his greatness, in the courtroom and out.

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    Linda Callahan DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

William C. Head, PC

Suite 2340
5 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, Fulton County, GA, 30350

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 197608/22/2015
SCNot authorized to practice199008/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in America - 2015Best Lawyers in America2015
Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest & most ethical) Attorney RatingMartindale-Hubbell Av2015
19 Consecutive Years of Highest RatingMartindale-Hubbell 19 Consecutive Years AV Rated2015
Best Lawyers in America - 2014Best Lawyers in America2014
Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest & most ethical) Attorney RatingMartindale-Hubbell AV Rating2014
AV and PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell AV (highest & most ethical) Attorney Rating2013
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America - 20132013
AV & PreminentMartindale-Hubbell AV (highest & most ethical) Attorney Rating2012
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America - 20122012
Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest & most ethical) Attorney RatingLexis-Nexis - Martindale AV Rating2011
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America - 20112011
Best Law Firms in America - U S News - 2010U S News & World Report - Best Law Firms - 20102010
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America - 20102010
Named to GA Super Lawyers 2010Law & Politics Magazine - Super Lawyers - 20102010
Top 10 Most ViewedAVVO Top 10 Most Viewed Attorneys in USA2010
Super Lawyers 2009Law & Politics Magazine2009
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America - 20092009
Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest & most ethical) Attorney RatingLexis-Nexis, Martindale.com2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Super Lawyers 2008Law & Politics Magazine2008
Best Attorneys in GeorgiaAtlanta Magazine2008
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America for 2007The American Trial Lawyers Association2008
Super Lawyers 2007Law & Politics Magazine2006
Who's Who in American LawN/A2005
SuperLawyersN/A2005
Super Lawyers 2006Law & Politics Magazine2005
Legal EliteN/A2004
Pre-Eminent Directory of Law FirmsMartindale-Hubbell (Lexis-Nexis)2004
Best Attorneys in AtlantaN/A2004
Top DUI Attorney in AmericaNational College for DUI Defense, Inc.2003
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis2002
Who's Who in the WorldMarquis2001
Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest) Attorney RatingLexis-Nexis, Martindale Hubbell - National Directory1997
Advocate, National College of AdvocacyAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)1994
Order of BarristersNational Order of Barristers1976

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerHead Thomas Webb & Willis, LLC2001 - 2015
Senior PartnerHead, Mullis, Thomas & Webb Atlanta, Ga1996 - 2001
Retired RegentNational College for DUI Defense, Inc1995 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyWilliam C. Head, PC1976 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS.org)Member2007 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationCharter Lifetime Fellow2006 - Present
Sandy Springs Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Georgia Innocence Project (GA-innocenceproject.org)Board Member2003 - 2006
American Academy of Forensic SciencesAssociate Member2003 - 2012
www.DUI-DWI.comFounder - Leading DUI Attorney Marketing Site2003 - Present
NHTSA-sponsored National Forum on Aggressive DrivingChairman of Committee Preparing Model Law1999 - 2000
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL.org)Life Member1998 - Present
International Association for Chemical Testing (IACTonline.org)Associate Member1997 - Present
1000 Lawyers for JusticeAdvisor for Attorney Volunteers for Indigent Detainees in Jail1997 - 1998
www.DrunkDrivingDefense.comFounder - Leading DUI Attorney Directory1996 - Present
Ga Assoc of Criminal Def Lawyers (GACDL.org)Life Member1995 - Present
Nat'l College for DUI Defense (NCDD.org)Founding Member1995 - Present
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI-DWI CasesFounder (1994) of National Program1994 - Present
So Carolina Ass'n of Criminal Defense LawyersFounding Member1993 - 2007
Georgia DODD GroupCo-Founder1991 - Present
American Academy of Justice (formerly ATLA)Sustaining Member1982 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Client Gets Pre-Trial Appellate Win, Tossing Entire DUI Case 257 Ga.App. 435 (2002)Traffic Stop Illegal; Both DUI & Other Charge Out
Vehicular Homicide Case Totally Won by Use of Speedy Trial Demand & Estoppel MotionWon appeal on all but 1 count, later won all
Trial Judge Illegally Restricts Defense Witness's Testimony; Mr. Head Gets DUI Reversed on AppealDUI Dropped After Judge's Trial Errors Cited

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
CNN and WSB Channel 2 - AtlantaLegal Expert for Television News Story on Eating while Driving2015
Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionAquittal - High Profile DUI Accident Case2014
Fulton County Daily ReportGeorgia Ahead of High Court Ruling2013
Reuters-Thomson- WestGeorgia DUI Trial Practice Manual2011
Thomson West publicationThe Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual 20102010
Thomson West publicationThe Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual2009
Wall Street JournalTo Cut Risks of Sleeping Pills, Hide Keys2008
Atlanta Bar.orgGeorgia's New DUI Law (p. 26 and 27 of November, 2008 edition).2008
Georgia DUI Defense Trial Practice ManualLeading Treatise on GA DUI Laws (Book)2007
New York TimesF.D.A. Warns of Sleeping Pills' Strange Effects2007
Baller StatusLil Wayne Appears In Court, Calls Arrest A Misunderstanding2007
10 Best Drunk Driving Attorneys by Dennis A. BjorklundThe 10 Best DUI Lawyers in the Country2007
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, p. B-1DUI Court Aimed at Offenders 'on last leg'2007
The DUI Book: Michigan EditionMichigan Edition: The DUI Book2006
The DUI Book, Florida EditionFlorida Edition of The DUI Book2006
The DUI BookBook for DUI Clients - National2006
New York TimesSome Sleeping Pill Users Range Far Beyond Bed2006
The DWI JournalUniversity of South Carolina DUI Defense Bar Breaks the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles2006
The DWI JournalHelping Clients Prepare for a Possible Appeal2006
The DWI JournalHandling DUI-Accident Cases is More Complicated that it Looks2006
Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionFurcal Scores in Court - Can Play in MLB Series2004
Medical-Legal Aspects of Alcohol (4th Edition) - Lawyers & Judges PublishingAuthored Chapter on Defense of Driving Under the Influence Cases2003
Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionLawyers Exploit Hearings on DUIs2002
Staten Island (NY) Sunday AdvanceAre You Afraid of Our Roads?2001
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, p. E-4Lawyers Cry Foul over Contest to Promote DUI Roadblocks2001
Georgia JurisprudenceChapter 20, Automobile Traffic Offenses: Driving Under the Influence1995
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Front Cover Page ArticleLawyer Counts Ways to Free DUI Suspects1995
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, p. D-4Police Struggle to Make DUI Arrests under Flawed Law1995
Carl Vinson Institute of Government at University of GeorgiaAn Introduction ot Law in Georgia: Behind the Wheel1995
Trial MagazineFive Myths about Defending Drinking Drivers1993
Book on Handling License Suspensions and Revocations in GeorgiaHandling License Suspensions and Revocations in Georgia1993
101 Ways to Avoid a DUI (Book)101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction1991

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
NCDD Winter Program - DUI DefenseDUI-DWI Litigation TacticsCertificate of Completion2009
AAFS.org - National Conference - Denver, COScientific Evidence - Toxicology Training, LitigationCertificate of Attendance2009
Mastering Scientific Evidence - Speaker, 2008DUI-DWI Scientific Evidence UpdateCertificate of Completion2008
ICADTS.org at Seattle, WAInternational Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety InstituteAttendance Certificate2007
BAC Datamaster Breath Instrument TrainingFactory Training Course in Mansfield, OHCertificate of Completion2005
Drug Recognition OverviewDUI- Drugs Cases and the DRE ProtocolsCertificate of Completion (20 hour course)2004
Sponsor of Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Testing Course - Atlanta, GA - 40 HoursInfrared Breath Alcohol Analysis DevicesCertificate of Completion2004
National College for DUI DefenseDUI DefenseBoard Certification as Specialist in DUI Defense2003
Borkenstein Institute on Alcohol, Bloomington, INIntensive Course on Alcohol and Driving SafetyCertificate of Completion2000
Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Instrument Training - Assistant to InstructorsInfrared Breath Testing InstrumentsCertificate of Attendance2000
Crime Lab Tour - Memphis, TNBlood, Urine and Drug Testing Procedures at Crime LabProduced 90 Minute Video for Teaching Purposes2000
Instructor, NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety EvaluationsInstructor for Administering Roadside Field TestsCertificate of Proficiency1998
Blood and Urine Laboratory StudyDUI Defense against scientific testsCertificate of Completion1998
Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Instrument Training40 Hour Intensive Training CourseCertificate of Completion1996
NHTSA Standarized Field Sobriety Testing - 20 Hour Practitioner CourseCriminal Law - DUI/DWI DefenseAssistant to Instructors1995
NHTSA Standarized Field Sobriety Testing - 20 Hour Practitioner CourseCriminal Law - DUI/DWI DefenseCertificate of Completion1994
University of Georgia School of LawLawJuris Doctor1976
University of Georgia, AthensHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts in History (with honors)1973

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Personal Injury and Georgia Auto Insurance Meet Urgent Legal MattersTop 20 Ways to Win a DUI Case2012
Personal Injury and Georgia Auto Insurance Meet Urgent Legal MattersHandling Vehicular Homicide Cases2012
AAFS,org Annual Meeting 2012Seven Critical Hurdles for Prosecutors to Introduce Forensic Test Results2012
MSE 2011 - New Orleans, LAMastering Scientific Evidence - Speaker, 20112011
Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteProfessionalism in DUI Practice2011
San Diego DUI Defense AssociatesDUI from A to DMV2010
MSE 2010Mastering Scientific Evidence - Speaker, 20102010
Mastering Scientific Evidence - 17th Annual Program - 2010Defending Vehicular Homicide Cases based on DUI2010
GTLA Annual ConventionHandling DUI Cases - Program Chairman2010
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Fall ProgramDemanding Forensic Integrity in Criminal Prosecutions2010
MSE 2009 - New Orleans, LAMastering Scientific Evidence - Speaker, 20092009
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI-DWI CasesSpecial Issues involved in Handling Homicide by Vehicle Cases2009
Mastering Scientific Evidence - 16th Annual ProgramDefense of Drinking Driver's - Observations for Success at Trial2009
Kettering Monthly Networking Meeting - AtlantaFrightening Vehicular Homicide Cases2009
GTLA Annual ConventionHandling Felony Death and Serious Injury DUI Cases2009
Georgia DUI Law UpdateFighting the Intoxilyzer 5000 Source Code2009
Forensic Blood and Urine Laboratory SeminarChallenging False Evidence and Faulty Testing Procedures from State Crime aboratories2009
Defense of Drinking Drivers in Georgia, co-chairmanDUI Defense and Criminal Trial Practice2009
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases-Dallas, TXTrial Tactics to Help Win Cases2008
Georgia DUI Law Update - AtlantaChallenging Similar Transactions in DUI Cases2008
Forensic Blood & Urine Laboratory SeminarAdvanced Training of DUI-DWI Defense Attorneys on Forensic Standards in Crime Laboratories2008
Breath Testing Devices - Source Code ChallengesAdvanced Level Seminar for DUI-DWI Litigation Specialists2008
Virginia Indigent Defense SeminarAggressively Defending DUI Cases2007
Personal Injury and Georgia Auto Insurance - Urgent Legal MattersHow Serious Traffic Offenses affect Personal Injury Cases2007
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI-DWI Cases50 Ways to Beat a Breath Test2007
ICADTS International Conference - Seattle, WASource Code Litigation: Tracking Challenges to Breath Testing Equipment2007
GACDL Bubba Head DUI Boot CampProgram Chairman & Speaker on Beating Breath & Blood Tests2007
Emergency Legal Matters in Georgia LawTen Essential Things Non-DUI Attorneys Must Know about DUI Law2007
Arizona Blood and Urine SeminarDefense of Blood Tests in DUI Cases2007
Masters of DUI Defense - Columbia, SCStandardized Field Sobriety Tests and DUI Arrests2003
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI-DWI CasesHelpful Analogies, Similies and Methaphors to Help Win Jury Trials2003
Impaired Driving in Canada - Edmondton, Alberta, CAAttacking the Intoxilyzer2003
DWI Seminar 2003 - North Carolina101 Ways to Beat the Intoxilyzer2003
Connecticut DWI Trial Practice SeminarChallenges to the Intoxilyzer 5000 at Trial2002
Masters of DUI DefenseHandling Field Sobriety Test at a DUI Arrest2001
New Jersey DWI SeminarChallenging Field Sobriety Test Evidence at Trial2000
Defending DWI Cases in ArkansasDUI Trial Practice Seminar (Ralph Blagg, Program Chairman)2000
Aggressive Driving SymposiumReview of NHTSA Committee Work on Model Law for United States2000
Litigating DUI Cases to WinDUI Trial Practice Review for Public Defenders1999
National College for DUI Defense Winter Program - Charleston, SCFighting Breath Tests in DUI Litigation1998
Intensive DUI Trial Practice TrainingDUI-DWI1998
Texas Advanced Criminal Law Seminar - St. Kitts, BWIDecimating the Police Officer's Field Sobriety Tests1997
Solo and Small Firm SuccessHelping Attorneys in Small or Solo Firms Be More Efficient1997
Probate Judges ConferenceDUI Law Update1997
Municipal Judges Conference - GADUI Law Update1997
GACDL Spring Seminar - St. Simons, GATaking DUI Cases to Trial instead of Pleading Guilty1997
DUI Litigation InstituteFinding the Flaw in the State's Evidence at Trial1997
DUI Litigation in OhioPreparing and Evaluation Your Client's Chances at Trial1997
DUI Defense Superstars Seminar - Butte, MTTrial Tactics for a DUI Breath Case1997
DUI Basic Practice SymposiumDUI Defense for the New Lawyer1997
Texas Advanced Criminal Defense Seminar, Puerto Plata, D.R.Defending DUI Cases that other Attorneys Plead Out1996
NCDD National ConferenceTrial Practice Training in DUI Defense1996
Handling DUI Cases in TennesseeComprehensive Seminar of Fighting DUI Cases in Tennessee1996
DUI Trial Practice in IndianaHandling Trials in DUI Cases1996
DUI Basic Practice SymposiumDUI Defense for the New Lawyer1996
Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteProgram Chairman, Defending the Drinking Driver in DUI Prosecutions1996
NCDD National ConferenceIntensive DUI Trial Practice Training1995
Handling Driver's License Suspensions and RevocationsLicense Suspensions in DUI Cases1995
Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteProgram Chairman, Defending the Drinking Driver in DUI Prosecutions1995
The ABCs of DUI LawBasic DUI Law Introductory Course for Young Attorneys1994
Tennessee DUI Law SeminarComprehensive Seminar of Fighting DUI Cases at Trial1994
Superior Court Judges Conference - GADUI Law Update1994
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI-DWI CasesWinning Your DUI Case when a Breath Test is in Evidence1994
Handling Driver's License Suspensions and RevocationsLicense Suspensions in DUI Arrest Cases1994
DUI Practice: Bring Your Own FilesHelping Inexperienced Attorneys Solve problems in their Pending DUI Case Files1994
Defense of Drinking Drivers in AlabamaTrial Tactics in DUI Cases1994
State Court Judges ConferenceDUI Law Update1993
Mississippi DUI Annual SeminarWays to Win DUI Cases1993
DWI Defense National SeminarInvestigating a DUI Case for Ways to Win1993
DUI/DWI WorkshopDefending Against Breath Tests at Trial1993
Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteProgram Chairman, Defending the Drinking Driver in DUI Prosecutions1993
ATLA - National Convention, San FranciscoDUI Trial Practice Workshop1993
Melvin Belli Trial Practice Seminar - Washington, DCHandling DUI Accident Cases with an Eye Toward Civil Cases1992
Defending Drinking Drivers InstituteProgram Chairman, Defending the Drinking Driver in DUI Prosecutions1992
Chairman of Drinking and Driving InstituteTwo Day Comprehensive DUI Defense Training1992
Annual Convention - Washington, DCDefending Drinking Drivers Workshop1992
Bridge the Gap Program, Program ChairmanHelping Young Attorneys Bridge the Gap between Law School and Practice1979
Bridge the Gap Seminar, Vice-ChairmanHelping New Attorneys Bridge the Gap Between Law School and Practice1978