Mr. Willingham received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics from Georgia State University. He received his Juris Doctor from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, where the faculty conferred upon him the Harold R. Banke Advocacy Award, given every year to the graduate who best evidences the potential to develop into an accomplished litigator. He also served as captain of the Mock Trial team and has since returned to serve as an adjunct professor in trial advocacy.
As a trial lawyer, Mr. Willingham has enjoyed a very successful track record. He began his career with the renowned Marietta firm of Leonard, Rickman & Holloway, P.C., whose lead partner has since been appointed to the bench of Cobb County Superior Court. It was there that he learned the skills to be a successful criminal litigator, focusing primarily on DUI defense. At a young age, David successfully obtained several "not guilty" DUI verdicts in a row, drawing the attention of lawyers and judges in Cobb County. In 2011, Mr. Willingham was recruited by the Cobb County District Attorney's office to serve his community. David answered that call and gained invaluable experience prosecuting and trying before juries every type of felony offense in Cobb County, including murder, armed robbery and complex financial fraud cases.
Mr. Willingham is NHTSA trained in field sobriety evaluations. He is trained on the Intoxliyzer 5000 and strives to stay on the cutting edge of law and technology.
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David has a reputation that lawyers with a lot more grey hair would envy, and he earned it the right way, aggressively defending his clients, beating charges, and winning tough trials. I have referred a number of clients to him and will continue to do so. If I ever found myself on the wrong side of criminal charges, I would call on him myself without hesitation.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2008||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Young Lawyers Leadership Academy||State Bar of Georgia||2010|
|Honorable Harold R. Banke Advocacy Award||Atlanta's John Marshall Law School||2008|
|Owner||Willingham Law Firm, P.C.||2013 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Cobb County District Attorney Office||2011 - 2013|
|Attorney||Leonard, Rickman & Holloway, P.C.||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pi Kappa Alpha - Kennesaw State Univeristy||Risk Awareness Chapter Advisor||2014 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||N/A||2009 - Present|
|State of Georgia v. Phillamone Scott||Not Guilty of DUI and DUI Serious Injury by Vehicle|
|State of Georgia v. Lindsey Vanoster||Not Guilty of DUI|
|State of Georgia v. Philip Gibson||Not Guilty of DUI|
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|Cobb County Bar Association - Bar News||You Need to Read the Case - Brown v. State||2014|
|Cobb Bar Journal||Jones v. State - DUI Similar Transaction Evidence Under a New Influence||2014|
|Cobb County Bar Association - Bar News||Williams v. State - What You Need to Know||2012|
|John Marshall Law School, Atlanta||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Georgia State University||Business Economics||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration||2005|
|Pi Kappa Alpha at Kennesaw State University||Risk Awareness||2014|
|Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at Kennesaw State University||Risk Awareness||2014|
|DUI Case Preparation and Courtroom Presentation||DUI Courtroom Testimony for Police Officers||2014|