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William Long Whitesell

Criminal defense Attorney at Valdosta, GA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 22 years
    Florida - FL 23 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2001
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2001
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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William Long Whitesell was born in Huntsville, Alabama, moved to Valdosta in 1976, graduated from Valdosta High School, and received his B.A. in 1996 from Presbyterian College. Graduating with his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Florida State University in 2000, he was admitted to the Georgia Bar and Florida Bar in 2001. William L. Whitesell served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Southern Judicial Circuit of Georgia before accepting a position at Young, Thagard, Hoffman, and Smith, L.L.P., where he practiced insurance defense law, criminal law, and real estate law for three years before leaving to open his own firm, William Long Whitesell, L.L.C. Due to Mr. Whitesell’s experience in defending insurance companies, and their insured’s, against personal injury claims, he is able to give his clients a distinct advantage as plaintiffs in personal injury claims. A similar advantage is afforded to his criminal defense clients, as he has many years experience as a prosecutor in Remerton Municipal Court.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Whitesell serves as Vice President of Membership on the Executive Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America, South Georgia Council, the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County, served as a Past President of the Azalea City Kiwanis Club and Board of Directors for Partnership Health Clinic Board of Directors for PAUMC School.


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William Long Whitesell, L.L.C.
William Long Whitesell
2209 N Toombs St
Valdosta, GA, 31602-2560
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2015
Outstanding service
William has helped me and my family through many issues, from Wills and Power of Attorneys, to my home closing. He is highly motivated and made us feel like we were his only client. William is indeed a very honest person. I read in some of the other reviews how some worried about other attorneys overcharging. I can guarantee you, William will not take advantage and will work very hard for you as he did us. He is very knowledgeable in many areas of Law. William comes from a wonderful local family and has the highest of values and character. Definitely recommend him!!
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Posted by sleavens4 | September 11, 2011
honest with integrity
William Long Whitesell, honest, trustworthy, diligent and professional. William has many talents and has a love for his job. He treats people with respect, always handles his cases in a timely manner and is responsive to people who do not understand the law.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
He listened
Thank you for listening to me and taking interest in my case. And not cutting me off saying that you don’t handle things like this. Thank you again.


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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • William Long Whitesell, L.L.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Young, Thagard, Hoffman, Smith & Lawrence
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Clerk
  • Southern Judicial Circuit of Georgia
  • 1996 - 2001


  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Presbyterian College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • The Florida State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

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Valdosta Criminal defense Lawyer William Long Whitesell
William Long Whitesell
Criminal defense Attorney
Valdosta, GA
Licensed for 23 years