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About me

Former U.S. Army Officer;

Instructor, Emory Law School Trial Advocacy Program;

Featured with clients on The Oprah Winfrey Show; WSB-TV, Atlanta; WXIA-TV, Atlanta; and WLS-TV, Chicago 


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 75%
    23 years
  2. Child Custody: 10%
    23 years
  3. Prenuptials: 5%
    23 years
  4. Alimony: 5%
    23 years
  5. Family: 5%
    23 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jodie E. Rosser

    I endorse this lawyer. William has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer from 2009 through 2014 by Super Lawyers Magazine and Atlanta Magazine. He is an experienced and knowledgeable trial attorney, specializing in divorce and family law cases.


    Jodie Rosser Real estate Attorney
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  • Emily Su-Hwa Yu

    I strongly endorse Bill Ordway. He is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorney in family law and is well respected within the legal community. I highly recommend Bill for any family law matter.


    Emily Yu Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info


Two Ravinia Drive
Suite 1705
Atlanta, GA, 30346


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199308/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2014
"Legal Elite"Georgia Trend Magazine2014
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2013
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2012
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2011
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2010
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2009
American Jurisprudence AwardEmory Law SchoolN/A
Moffett-Henderson AwardEmory Law SchoolN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerORDWAY LAW GROUP, LLC2010 - Present
PartnerORDWAY & deANDRADE, LLC2007 - 2010
PresidentWilliam M. Ordway, P.C.1995 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Bar AssociationFamily Law SectionN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaFamily Law SectionN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationFamily Law SectionN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Oni v. OniReversed Adoption decision by Fulton Superior Court
Rolle v. HarveyN/A
Battersby v. Boyer, et al.N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Vanderbilt UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
JudgeMoot Court Team2010
Emory Law Student LunchFamily Law Practice Experience2010
Careers in Family LawPanelist2010
Trial Advocacy ProgramInstructor2008