|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1994||06/03/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Oralist||Moot Court Society at Emory Law School||1995|
|Member||Atkins & Fife, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Member||Atkins & Attwood, LLC||2008 - 2010|
|Partner||Parks, Chesin & Walbert, P.C.||2000 - 2008|
|Associate||Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP||1999 - 2000|
|Assistant District Attorney||Douglas County District Attorney's Office||1996 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of Atlanta||Member||2004 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Lamar Inns of Court||Master||1994 - Present|
|Estate of Shari Edwards v. DeKalb County Medical Center et al||$3020,330|
|Estate of Michael Banks v. South Atlanta Neurosurgery||Jury Verdict - $3,500,000.00|
|A.W., a minor child et al v. Union City, Georgia||$750,000.00|
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|Emory University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1994|
|Vassar College||History||Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Police Liability in Georgia||False Arrest & Malicious Prosecution - State and Federal Claims||2012|
|Litigation Under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983||False Arrest & Excessive Force Claims||2012|
|2009 Annual Convention||False arrest & Malicious Prosecution||2009|
|Police Liability in Georgia||Retaliatory Prosecution and the First Amendment||2008|
|Annual Employment Law Conference||Constitutionality of Summary Judgment||2008|
|Annual Employment Law Conference||Employment Law - Damages Valuation||2007|
|Annual Convention||Qualified Immunity||2007|
|Annual Convention||Qualified Immunity||2006|
Posted by Edward
I highly recommend Mr. Atkins to help one in a time of need.
I was employed for several years in a mid-management position at a multi-billion company. The company’s workforce consisted of approximately thousands of employees across the US, and internationally. Although the footprint was expansive, workforce diversity was lacking. I was one of only three African American mid-managers in the company (less than 1% of all company managers). The three of us were fortunate in that we reported to a Division President (1 of several company division presidents) who provided everyone with opportunities based upon their ability.
In 2014 my boss was promoted to head the company’s new markets group. A new Division President was assigned to lead our team. Almost immediately, the diverse climate changed within our division. The new division president fired two of the three African American managers; refused to consider me for a vacant VP position; and allowed blatant/open racist comments to be made by VP’s and others within the division. Only white males were hired to replace my two former colleagues, while African Americans in non-management positions were also terminated at rates significantly higher than others.
By mid-2015, my new boss had gained enough knowledge about my responsibilities for him to move forward with his attempts eliminate my employment. He went on a campaign to mischaracterize my contributions, insult me in public forums, and disparage my personal reputation. It was at this time that I contacted/hired Mr. Atkins requesting his help.
This was a very stressful time for me and my family. I had never been subject to such aggressive treatment by an employer. Mr. Atkins took a holistic approach to my situation by providing me and my family with realistic options, and forcefully requesting that my employer cease their egregious actions. Mr. Atkins was never intimidated by this powerful company. Mr. Atkins made senior company leaders (CEO, HR VP, Legal VP…) aware of the actions of my boss, however; these company leaders refused to step in and correct the situation.
For several months Mr. Atkins worked tirelessly with the company, and ultimately obtained a generous settlement for me and my family. I have since left the company and moved on to other opportunities. Today my family is in a much better emotional and financial position as a direct consequence of the determined and unwavering efforts of Mr. Atkins. As previously mentioned, I highly recommend Mr. Atkins to help anyone with their legal needs.
Posted by Robyn
I hired Bill Atkins to handle my personal injury case after a serious car accident. Mr. Atkins was a strong advocate for me and negotiated a substantial settlement from the insurance company. Mr. Atkins was always available to counsel me through the process and advise me of my options in the case.
A serious injury leaves you both physically and emotionally fragile. Having a competent, experienced, and empathetic attorney to assist with the legal issues in your case is extremely important both in reducing your stress and getting a large settlement. I strongly recommend Bill Atkins as a personal injury attorney.
Posted by anonymous
I've been in contact with Mr. Atkins the last few days and he has been more than helpful. He was very honest about my case and referred me to several local attorneys in order to be even more cost-efficient to his already reasonable prices. He's steered me in the right direction and has been above and beyond helpful, even when he didn't have to be! I highly recommend working with Mr. Atkins.
Andrew Coffman, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Mr. Atkins and I go back many years. Few lawyers have the courtroom finesse and sharp verbal skills that Bill possesses. One of the best trial lawyers I know. He is focused on winning cases for his clients.
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