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Joel Williams

Trucking accident Attorney at Kennesaw, GA

4.9   14 reviews

also known as A. Joel Williams Jr.

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  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 16 years
    Georgia - GA 17 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Joel

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ZEALOUS ADVOCATE THAT WILL ACCEPT NOTHING LESS THAN FULL JUSTICE FOR MY CLIENTS. CALL 833-LEGALGA

I started my firm to help individuals facing serious personal injuries or death due to the fault of someone else and I only take cases where I believe the injured person is entitled to compensation. I have successfully tried cases in metro Atlanta as well as numerous smaller counties in north, south, east, and west Georgia. In every case, I adhere to the following principles:

 

Seek justice. Encourage the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. (Isaiah 1:17) If you are seeking a lawyer that truly cares about you and the problems you face, look no further. When you choose this firm, you are not just a client. You are a real person with real problems. You deserve a lawyer who will fight for justice, offer encouragement, and stand by you through all the tribulations you may face. I will stand up for your rights and dedicate whatever resources are necessary to make sure you are treated fairly and that justice is done.

 

Prepare every case for trial. If your lawyer isn’t ready to go to trial, you are in trouble. Without the right trial attorney, you may have to take whatever the insurance company offers. This happens far too often with attorneys you see on television and billboards. There is no way a lawyer can handle thousands of cases and maximize the value of those cases for his or her clients. I limit the number of cases I take so that I can devote the time, energy, and resources necessary to prepare every case for trial.

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Location

WILLIAMS | ELLEBY

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
Was delighted to have hired Joel Williams as my attorney. He was receptive to my many questions, explained all procedures, offered options and was very versed in the law. I am happy with my outcome and would gladly recommend him to others.
Response from Joel Williams November 21, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience. Happy clients make me smile :) Joel
Posted by Scott | November 5, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Help
Joel Williams helped me with a rent issue we were dealing with. We are dealing with a big corporation and he made all the details of the situation easy to understand and laid out all of my options in a very clear way. He also advised that legal action was not in my best interest which tells me that he is first and foremost concerned for his clients. I would and have recommended Mr. Williams to several people.
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Response from Joel Williams November 21, 2017
Glad I was able to help and thanks for the positive review!
Posted by Kendra | January 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Personal Injury Attorney In Georgia
Joel Williams is the best personal injury attorney in the state of georgia who have given me top notch customer service, patience, understanding, great hospitality, and who have gone the bat for me regarding my case. You want find anyone else who will work as hard for you than him, and his entire staff is also amazing! I spoke to Mr. Williams when I first had my car wreck back in July 2022, and from the first phone call I knew that I wanted to hire him. He was down to earth, and a great listener which made me very comfortable. He understand the importance of making sure you are at ease, because he know what you are going through with having a horrible car accident. He always stayed in touch with me with every email, and phone call which was NEVER missed which meant a lot to me. He truly do love his job, and it show in how he treat his clients. Which is with compassion, respect, and being there to every step of the way. He is straight forward, and very trustworthy which is also a plus in my books. You want find another law firm that will work as diligent, and as prompt more than Williams Elleby law firm. Thanks a million you guys for everything, and I’m overly grateful!
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Posted by Maureen | April 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome! Would recommend and would hire again (if ever needed)
Joel was fabulous! He was able to assist my mom after a car accident that caused many weeks of hospitalization. Each and every step of the way was explained in detail and all avenues to recover damages were explored. The entire office has an amazingly caring attitude which definitely helped put her mind at ease. We would recommend Joel’s firm for great service!
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Response from Joel Williams April 2, 2019
Thank you so much for the kind review. It has been a pleasure serving your family.
Posted by Sophie | May 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I highly recommend Joel Williams and Chase Elleby at Joel Williams Law. I was rear ended and my car totaled this was my first car accident and being a college student I’ve never really had to deal with insurance companies and didn’t know much about my rights in my situation. Prior to meeting with Joel and Chase I “lawyer Shopped” with numerous lawyers and was even told “my case had no value” because I was rear ended by someone who had a 25k max policy. On top of having no car and feeling alone in a stressful situation hearing that made me feel invaluable as a injured client. As soon as I walked into Joel’s office the staff was extremely friendly and personable. They educated me on every right I had and was very paitient with all my questions. Even their assistant Shannon was extremely friendly when I spoke with her. I felt comfortable the whole time and Joel and Chase did not come off pushy they were genuine concerned individuals who wanted to make sure I received what I deserved. I’m happy I walked into their office that day because they treated me like family AND turns out my case was actually extremely valuable and they treated it as such, They were able to maximize my recovery, I was in constant communication with the office and felt very informed with my case at every step. Thank you Chase and Joel for being the light at the end of the tunnel!
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Response from Joel Williams May 13, 2018
Thank you for the review Sophie! I am very glad that you were happy with our representation.
Posted by Pamela | November 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive to my needs
Joel represented me in a car wreck case. This was new experience for me as I never was in a car accident before. Joel was introduced to me after the at fault party tried to settle with me for a low amount that would barely pay for my medical bills . Once he got involved, I was surprised of his professionalism and his knowledge in car wreck cases. He and his staff were very attentive and great in answering and returning phone calls.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Past Client A.O.
Joel is an awesome attorney. I employed quite a few attorneys and have watched many others measure the square. Joel, by far, is the most talented I'v met. Not only is he versed in the mechanisms of action of juries, he builds the clients case with minute detail. This leads to a very desirable outcome for the client. At times, I thought he was going to pull a bunny out of his pocket. Thank goodness he is on the side of the people. I wish I could have met him as a kid. Thanks Joel Past Client
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Response from Joel Williams November 21, 2017
Thank you very much. I am very pleased that you were happy with the outcome of your case.
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joel is AMAZING
Joel is not only an incredible attorney, he is a good and kind man. We felt completely comfortable talking with him about all our personal details and it was clear he respected us in return. He fought for us to get justice and we honestly did not worry at all about the outcome because we trusted Joel so completely. I wholeheartedly recommend Joel to anyone seeking a personal injury or wrongful death attorney.
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Response from Joel Williams November 21, 2017
Thank you. I appreciate the positive feedback and am glad that you were pleased with my representation.
Posted by Very Pleased! | November 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident
From the first day of introduction until the end, I was kept informed of each step that was to take place. There was nothing that I needed to worry about on my end. All questions and concerns were addressed in a timely manner. They took care of it all. Such a team player! Very knowledgeable, understanding, and courteous to work with. Thank you for your services.
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Response from Joel Williams November 21, 2017
What can I say but thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience with out firm. Joel
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joel Williams Personal Injury Lawyer
Joel was very thorough and detailed in the handling of my slip and fall case. He advised me wisely on the outcome of my case and did everything he new he could do to get me the best outcome possible for my case. He made sure I was well advised and knowledgeable for the deposition. I had not been part of a deposition before and with Joel's guidance, it wasn't too painful. My husband was a client of Joel's and we were very happy with Joel's representation then and I am very glad that my girlfriends son, who is also an attorney, recommended me to Joel to us. I would also recommend Joel and your law firm to any of my friends, family or co workers in the future. Joel is a very fair and compassionate attorney and truly cares about his clients.
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Response from Joel Williams November 21, 2017
Thank you! I am very pleased that you are happy with the representation you received. Joel
Posted by Will | June 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted Advisor
Hands down, Joel is THE best personal injury attorney in Atlanta. From the very early stages of my case to the end, Joel handled my case with care and compassion. Joel and his team gained my trust from DAY 1 and maintain that to this day. I will always count on Joel if I ever need his expertise again -- and without a doubt will refer him to anyone I know. Thanks for your diligence and hard work Joel and Karen!
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Response from Joel Williams November 21, 2017
Thank you Will. It was a true pleasure representing you. Joel
Posted by Virginia | November 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Man for the job!
Weeks after moving into our dream home, I was injured when a neighbor's dog bit my foot. We were quite friendly with our new neighbors and had been standing in our yard talking with them about the landscape changes we were making as well as Christmas decorations for the neighborhood. The dog bite was sudden and a shock to me. After being released from the hospital, my husband called our neighbor to update them (he spoke with them daily) on my status and to ask for their homeowners insurance company. We were astonished when our neighbor refused to provide the information. He stated that he would become an isolationist as this injury could destroy him financially. I was at a loss for words. I was injured, facing weeks of daily IV antibiotic infusions, recovery and weeks of rehabilitation. I had no idea where to turn nor what to do. That is when our attorney recommended we contact Joel Williams. And am I glad we did! From the beginning Joel educated us on the law in Georgia regarding dog bite cases, he calmly and patiently listened to my "emotional" outrage and provided guidance on how to move forward. Joel was just what I needed: he was compassionate and caring but could easily take control of situations ensuring my interests were protected. Our case settled a lot sooner than we anticipated and we were well compensated for our loss. Joel even went to bat for us when my health insurance provider sought to recover medical expenses. In a word, I am thrilled to recommend Joel Williams. Call Joel first...you will not need to call anyone else.
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Response from Joel Williams November 21, 2017
Thank you so much for the positive review Virginia. It was a real pleasure helping you through the tough situation you faced. Joel
Posted by Margaret | November 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
We were pleased with our experience with Mr. Williams. He represented my husband in a personal injury case. Mr. Williams was always available to answer questions and explained everything in terms that we understood. He handled our case in a timely manner and we were pleased with the results. We highly recommend Mr. Williams.
Response from Joel Williams November 21, 2017
Thank you for the positive review! Your husband's impeccable character made my job easy! Thank you again for taking the time to share your positive experience with my firm. Joel
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Joel was very attentive and worked hard to resolve my personal injury case.
Response from Joel Williams November 21, 2017
I am glad you were pleased with the experience you had with our firm.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • WILLIAMS | ELLEBY
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law & Moran
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Boone & Stone
  • 2006 - 2011

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rosas v. Nelson
  • $1,213,399.18 Jury Verdict
  • Jones v. RD America
  • $1,678,750.00 Post Apportionment Jury Verdict
  • Omotola v. Pyramid Consulting, et al
  • $3,377,260 Verdict
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Associations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Certificate in Trial Advocacy
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 2006
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Risk Management Seminar
  • Premises Liability and Spoiliation
  • 2016
  • Jury Trial
  • Future Damages
  • 2015
  • GTLA Annual Convention
  • Trucking Section Co-Chair
  • 2015
  • Ski CLE
  • Effective Strategies for Keeping Out Harmful Evidence
  • 2014
  • Jury Trial
  • Effective Pre-Trial Strategies for Harmful Evidence
  • 2014
  • Ski CLE
  • Apportionment and Its Effect on Premises Liability
  • 2013
  • ICLE Webinar
  • Trying Cases in Rural Georgia
  • 2012
  • Jury Trials
  • Trying Cases Below the Gnat Line
  • 2011
  • ICLE Webinar
  • Premises Liability and Apportionment
  • 2011
  • GTLA Annual Convention
  • Countdown to Trial: Sweat the Small Stuff
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Endorse Joel
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Joel Williams right after he had passed the Bar and become a lawyer. I represented a client in a wrongful death case involving an NFL football player and Joel's firm had been hired privately to defend him. Joel was pretty much given the "Baptism by Fire" treatment by his firm and put in the position of deposing multiple witnesses in the case without substantial guidance or assistance. Multiple high profile lawyers were present during these depositions. Joel demonstrated not only that he performed well under pressure, but he showed every lawyer in the room that he had thoroughly investigated the facts and circumstances that pertained to each witness that he deposed. I just remember thinking, "Wow...this guy is going to do big things". More than 12 years later Joel and I reconnected and I was not at all surprised to see that he has established a thriving law practice with a focus on personal injury, automobile accidents and tractor trailer accidents."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joel is a very talented trial lawyer. He knows how to connect with juries. He gets maximum compensation for his injury clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Smart, dedicated, and compassionate. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is a fantastic trial attorney and he has a track record of successes that backs it up. Having worked alongside Joel in the past, I can attest to his work ethic - he is one of the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave at night. In addition, he is down to earth and can relate well with clients and juries."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is one of the most talented and dedicated attorneys I have ever met. No one works harder or digs deeper to protect their client’s interests. His clients are very lucky to have him fighting to get them what they deserve."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Joel on cases and found him to be an exceptional trial attorney who works tirelessly for his clients and is not afraid to take cases to trial. I heartily endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is a diligent and hard working attorney that aggressively litigates cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is one of the best trial lawyers in the state. He consistently obtains outstanding results for clients. He also goes the extra mile to make his clients know that he cares about their problems and their case."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joel is an incredibly hardworking and brilliant attorney. We have tried multiple cases together, and I Joel has taught me much about how to effectively talk to juries and win for my clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is an exceptional trial lawyer with impeccable ethics. I worked closely with Joel for over two years, and I endorse him without any reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joel is the total package. Honest, diligent and thorough. I've worked on numerous cases and am impressed with his work ethic."
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