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William Murrey Ordway

Divorce and separation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.4   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    34%
    Ending a marriage is a complex web of interconnected problems. A decision in one aspect of your divorce will undoubtedly have a ripple effect into other areas. Backed by more than 20 years of legal experience, call today (678) 929-5241

    31 years

  2. Child custody
    33%
    Georgia law firm is well-known for helping parents achieve their child custody goals, while at the same time upholding the best interests of the children. We understand what is at stake for you. Call today (678) 929-5241

  3. Family
    33%
    Personal Attention Through Every Family Matter. Call today so we can discuss your most important legal matters, (678) 929-5241

WE ARE THE BEST BREED OF FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS. SPECIALIZING IN HIGH-ASSET DIVORCE.

Under the direction of attorney William Ordway, our Georgia law firm takes a proactive approach to obtaining resolutions during your divorce. Our first steps will be to fully understand your circumstances of your marriage and family life.

Then, with a focus on professionalism, integrity and results, our law firm is ready to help you resolve your complex divorce issues.

Visit our website to learn more or call: to start discussing your matters today.

Featured with clients on:

  • The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • WSB-TV
  • Atlanta
  • WXIA-TV, Atlanta
  • WLS-TV, Chicago 

Awards

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Location

ORDWAY LAW GROUP, LLC

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by A | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding outcome
Bill and his team provided me with all the guidance and support I needed during my difficult divorce. He knew exactly what I wanted to do and used his skills, experience, and expertise to deliver. During a full two day trial, Bill used his outstanding questioning skills to ensure the key points were conveyed to the judge. HIs team, and paralegal, Lorinda guided me through every step and ensured we were fully prepared. I only have positive things to say about Ordway Law Group and would recommend them to anyone seeking representation in their family law case!
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Posted by hughes.stan | April 30, 2015
An Outstanding Lawyer and Frim
With our case moving to Georgia, out attorney in our previous state recommended Bill to us. He didn't know Bill personally, but after looking at Bill and his group online, felt he would be a good fit for us. He could not have been more correct. Our case was a little more difficult because we were dealing with moving the case from a previous state to Georgia. Not only was Bill knowledgeable about the process, but was actually handling another case from the state we were moving the case from and had many of the same issues we were facing. Bill explained things to us in very clear terms and was able to answer all our concerns and questions. When we actually meet with judge, it was very clear that the judge respected Bill and his group. I cannot say enough about Bill and his team. With his help we were easily able to transfer the case to Georgia. He and his whole team were excellent. I am very please with the work they have done. I feel that they are extremely trustworthy. He and his whole group were so responsive. My calls were always quickly returned and he and his whole staff were a joy to work with. What first impressed me when I meet Bill was his knowledge of the law; however, I have come to realize that he and his staff offer a whole lot more than just knowledge. I will be forever grateful to him and the whole Ordway law group. I cannot recommend them enough. I have dealt with several law office over the last several years. I have found Bill's whole group extremely well organized and professional. If you need help with family law, Bill is the person to see.
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Posted by Danielle | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend this team!!!!
I can’t thank Mr. Ordway and his team enough!! He made sure my interests where protected. He fought hard for me and my little girl and we got everything I wanted. This has been a very long and stressful year, but I couldn’t have done this with out them. mr. Ordway is fair, up front and very good at his job! Any time I needed to talk to him, he jumped on the phone or emailed me right back. This case was very messy and at times I cried. His office team always responded and helped me through it all. Thank you so very much, it feels good to be on the winning team!
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Posted by Narmina | September 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Mr Bill
I am greatful for finding Mr Ordway who helped me with my international divorce and custody case. Mr Bill is a very professional prompt and dedicated lawyer. He knew exactly what to do and things worked out great. I got reunited with my daughter and that was my dream. I highly recommend Mr William Ordway to anyone who needs an excellent divorce attorney and also for international divorce cases.
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Posted by Molly | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation
From the moment I set foot in Bill's office I was greeted and was made to feel comfortable. Divorce is an awful experience to go through, but having someone on your side that you know has your best interest in mind is such a great feeling. The Ordway Army was behind me the whole time, and even stood on the battlefield for me. I would recommend to anyone that is looking for great representation. I had never had any experience with a lawyer before and now know who I can go to if needed. Thanks for everything Bill and team.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My best outcome!
Mr. Ordway and his team was so gracious and helpful with my situation. He was able to get much more than I was expecting. I would highly recommend Ordway Law Group to anyone going through a divorce with an uncooperative spouse. Thank you Thank you!!
Posted by Happy Client from GA | January 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart and Excellent Family Lawyer
Family Law is Bill’s passion. He worked on my case and I won. On the day of the final trial, Bill was very calm and knew very well my case from start to finish. He has one of the best paralegals in the State of Georgia. Her name is Lorinda Green. She worked on my case diligently and really made a big difference starting from putting and organizing my legal documents together and to the day of the final trial. I call them the Dream Team. With the extra efforts they put in my case, I was confident victory was at hand. Bill’s performance during the trial was superb. His line of questioning was well thought. I can compare Bill to a conductor of a choir. He knows how and when to play the tenor, bass, soprano and alto together. They were music to my ears. William (Bill), cheers to you and thank you very much for a job well done.
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2015
excellent
Fixed a difficult divorce that another attorney messed up. Not the cheapest, but, they do divorce right. Has an excellent staff that reviews and communicates with clients well. I would use the firm again.
Posted by Deborah | November 4, 2013
Superior Attorney William Ordway The best of the best in Family Law
Mr. Ordway has superior knowledge dealing with complex cases. He will look at your case fairly and determine the best solution for your legal needs. He is professional well educated and is focused on his clients. His experience and knowledge of the law has served me well. I would recommend this attorney 100 percent to anyone that has a legal need and wants the best attorney in Family law. I appreciate his kind manner and care he has shown me. A true gentleman first class all the way.
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Posted by Bree | September 21, 2013
Simply the best!
I am currently going through an unusually complicated divorce after decades of marriage, four children and businesses and property in multiple states. I worked with two other law firms in the beginning...I felt as though things were slipping through the cracks and the case was just not moving. It was like I was not being heard. Additionally, I felt as though I was not apart of my own divorce case... except when it came time to pay the bill each month. Finally, at the end of my rope, I rallied enough courage and strength to seek other counsel. By God's grace I found Bill Ordway on the internet and submitted a very brief synopsis of my situation. To my surprise, Mr. Ordway called me the next day and put me at ease immediately. Bill is down to earth, easy to talk to, professional and an all around "nice" person to have in your corner. I instinctually knew that I had found shelter during the worst storm of my life. He and his "top of the line" team have had my back everyday. I no longer worry about the intricacies of divorce law. Bill and his staff have made a seemingly hopeless situation very manageable by staying on top of my case and keeping me informed the whole way through. Bill takes the time I need to explain the "whats and whys" when I have a question and most importantly he does not frivolously " spend my money" on issues that are not ultimately to my best interest. Instead of dreading an unsure future, I am now looking forward to the wonderful possibilities that life has to offer. I know that Bill is handling my case with integrity, compassion and professionalism down to the very last detail. Ordway Lawgroup far surpasses any law firm I have ever dealt with both professionally and personally. My case is finally moving full steam ahead!!! In addition, he has arranged interviews and meetings for me to meet with other key professionals to help assure my future success as I transition into this new phase of life. Without a doubt Bill Ordway has made the difference in my divorce case, my future and my life.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2013
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Bill Ordway has handled my case with excellent legal advice, attention to detail and very professional. He is compassionate and understanding with regards to what a difficult time this is for his clients. His staff is also excellent! I could not have made a better choice. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Ordway and his top notch staff!
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Posted by SF | January 29, 2013
EXCELLENT and Top Notch
Mr. Ordway provided great legal advice, compassion, and understanding towards my case. I was a nervous because it was my first trial, but when Bill walked into the courtroom the nervousness went away. He exercised professionalism, great knowledge, and was very organized. He presented my case so well that we got a favorable outcome that exceeded what we were asking for. I highly recommend Mr. Ordway and his great staff.
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Posted by Jessica | October 3, 2012
Excellent attorney and very good person as well!
I am very grateful for Bill and his staff. They handled my very contentious divorce case with compassion and skill. I never had to worry that my interests were not being best represented or that things were being done just for the sake of billing. I am very pleased with my settlement and I also know that if I had gone to court, Bill would have handled it perfectly. He understood my particular situation and worked with me to find a solution above and beyond what I expected. I came to know and appreciate his paralegals and support staff as well. They treated me like family and kept me from panicking whenever anxiety mounted. I am glad I chose Bill Ordway and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Ben | October 2, 2012
Excellent family law attorney
Bill Ordway is a first-rate family law attorney. His legal acumen is unparalleled, and he works tirelessly for the benefit of his clients. Bill handles his cases with passion, with integrity, and with an eye toward delivering the best possible results for his clients. He is particularly compassionate and sensitive to the difficult issues family law cases present. It's my sincere privilege to recommend Bill to those who find themselves in need of a talented, experienced family law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2010
EXCELLENT attorney
I went to court with him this past Friday. I was so impressed with his demeanor. He is such an EXCELLENT lawyer
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2010
Your New Family-Ordway Law Group
When you enter the offices of the Ordway Group, until your divorce is over, the utmost attention is given not only to your legal issues, but also to your emotional well-being in a warm and supportive environment. My divorce went all the way to a four day trial, yet, the process was pleasant and handled with warm and kind assurances. My trial ended with a very positive result and I received everything that I needed and wanted.I really was sad when it was over....that is some feat.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2009
I highly recommend Mr. Ordway!
Mr. Ordway was very kind, caring and thoughtful. Divorce isn't easy for anyone and I really needed someone to help me know what was right and fair. I didn't expect to develop a friendship with my Divorce Lawyer but that is what happened. I have had several friends in similar situations and they have had similar (positive) experiences with Mr. Ordway. I wouldn't wish divorce on anyone but I would hope that anyone I cared for would have the same type guidance and support I received with Mr. Ordway!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Negotiating a bad deal
Ordway, as well as his staff, was always nice at the beginning for a new client. But he essentially does not work hard for you while charging you tons of money. He often negotiates a very bad deal (because he is very lazy), while giving you an impression that he achieved "favorable results" for you. When he responds to your questions, the answer is always short and oftentimes misleading (but you would have a good impression because he is a smooth talker). When the other party is very tough, Ordway really do not fight for you, although he pretends he does. My divorce ended up with a very bad deal (I did not know at the time). To this date, I still have another (good) attorney to clean up his mess. Do not throw away your hard earned money for his bad services, especially when his services are deceptively adequate.
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Response from William Ordway January 9, 2021
We pride ourselves on providing the best legal expertise and care for our clients. If a client has an issue or problem with us, our policy is to reach out to make it right. As this review was anonymous, I would ask that you contact me personally to resolve any problem.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Condesending and overpriced....
Horible experience and VERY unprofessional! Way over priced to too top it off. Rude I must say I have been in few attorneys offices in my life and this was the most condescending experience I have come close to experiencing...wow
Response from William Ordway January 27, 2017
This individual was never a client of this firm, nor did he consult with us. We treat all clients with integrity and respect.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2013
Do not hire Bill Ordway
Bill Ordway has HARMED ME. I HAVE LOST OVERNIGHT VISITATIONS AND it PUT ME BEHIND 8TH BALL FOR THE FINAL Child Custody Modification HEARING IN DEC. 2013. I am now looking for a new lawyer for the Dec final hearing. William Ordway ALLOWED EMAILS FROM EX AND HIS LAWYER TO BE ADMITTED INTO EVIDENCE WITHOUT CROSS EXAMINING. William Orway FAILED TO POINT OUT THAT I HAVE SENT MANY EMAILS TO EX YEARS BACK ABOUT THESE WARTS AND HE FAILED TO ACT ON THEM. THAT IS THE REASON FOR THE PHRASE "IF I DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU IN 2 TO 3 DAYS TIME" BECAUSE ex IS A SLACKER AND HE ONLY THINKS ABOUT HIS OWN CONVENIENCE AND BENEFIT. INSTEAD THE LAST 2 EMAILS WERE SUBMITTED BY OPPOSING COUNSEL WITHOUT William Ordway CROSS EXAMINING IT AND FAILED TO POINT OUT TO JUDGE THAT I HAVE SENT HIM MANY EMAILS AND IN THE LAST 10 YEARS THAT HE HAS SOLE CUSTODY HE HAS BEEN UNCOOPERATIVE AND HIS ANSWER HAS ALWAYS BEEN NO ON EVERYTHING THAT IS REASONABLE FROM ME.
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Response from William Ordway September 19, 2013
This odd and troubled client has also accused the judge of being "incompetent" and the American judicial system as being "horrible". She has hired and dismissed several of Atlanta's best family law attorneys, and has a long history with the court system regarding visitation issues..
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • ORDWAY LAW GROUP, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • ORDWAY & deANDRADE, LLC
  • 2007 - 2010
  • President
  • William M. Ordway, P.C.
  • 1995 - 2007

Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Oni v. Oni
  • Won reversal of adoption decision by Fulton Superior Court
  • Rolle v. Harvey
  • Battersby v. Boyer, et al.
  • Settlement of products liability claim.
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Associations

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2018
  • SuperLawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2017
  • SuperLawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2016
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2014
  • "Legal Elite"
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2009
  • Moffett-Henderson Award
  • Emory Law School
  • N/A
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Emory Law School
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Judge
  • Moot Court Team
  • 2010
  • Emory Law Student Lunch
  • Family Law Practice Experience
  • 2010
  • Careers in Family Law
  • Panelist
  • 2010
  • Trial Advocacy Program
  • Instructor
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse William
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill works hard for his clients and is ethical and knowledgeable."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In addition to being one of the very top trial lawyers I've ever seen, Bill provides a wealth of knowledge, experience and compassion for his clients that is unparalleled."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.Bill is a fine attorney practicing Divorce and Family Law. I have personally observed him handling a case and can attest that he does a great job. I would definitely recommend him in the area of Divorce and Family Law."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I previously practiced in the same office with Bill Ordway for several years and conferred with him almost daily about a wide variety of legal issues. His depth and breadth of experience and seasoned professional judgment are great assets to his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"William Ordway is a great attorney and an even better man. I've known Bill for over 20 years, and he is of the highest professional and personal integrity. I would not hesitate to hire Bill as my personal attorney, nor would any other lawyer that I know; he is truly a lawyer's lawyer. Bruce R. Millar Millar & Mixon attorneys Atlanta/Jonesboro Georgia"
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Atlanta Divorce and separation Lawyer William Murrey Ordway
William Murrey Ordway
Divorce and separation Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 31 years