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  • Education
    • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1977
    • B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1974
  • Court Admissions
    • United States Supreme Court, 1982
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1996
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2009
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2011
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1977
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1978
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 1983
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2005
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2006
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 2007
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2009
    • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1977
    • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1979
William B. Hill, Jr., or “Hill” as he is called, concentrates his practice on commercial and complex litigation, with a particular emphasis on business torts, business divorces, internal investigations, contract disputes and ADR and early case resolution.  Hill provides clients with effective and efficient representation informed by his experience as a former Georgia Deputy Attorney General, Georgia State Court Judge and Superior Court Judge.

Hill has successfully represented automotive, pharmaceutical, hospitality industry and private companies and individuals in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country, and is known as much for his engaging and good-natured courtroom demeanor as he is for his dynamic and hard-hitting trial skills. Hill also regularly serves as the neutral in complex mediations and arbitrations, as well as advocate.

Hill thoughtfully uses his previous experiences as a jurist to the benefit of clients. His goal is always to exceed client expectations, driving matters to effective conclusion as efficiently as possible.
  • Reginald Charles v. Proctor and Gamble Manufacturing Company, Lead counsel defending P&G in race-based employment discrimination case.  At close of Plaintiff’s case, the trial court granted P&G’s motion for judgment as a matter of law.
  • State of Georgia v. Senator Don Balfour, Lead counsel in defense of State Senator indicted on 16 counts of misappropriation of state funds; jury acquitted on all counts after five trial days.
  • Johnny Walker v. Chrysler, Lead counsel in successful defense of Chrysler in race-based employment discrimination case after seven trial days and two days of deliberation.
  • Allegiance Healthcare Corp. v. London International Group, Lead counsel in successful defense of London International Group against claims of alleged Lanham Act violations; jury verdict for London International Group after eight trial days.
  • Barnette v. General Electric Capital, Lead counsel in successful defense of G.E. Capital in race and gender-based discrimination case; jury verdict for G.E. Capital after four trial days.
  • GE Capital Residential Connection Corp. v. Two Brothers Investment Group, Inc., et al., Lead counsel on internal investigation and successful civil prosecution and recovery of damages from closing attorneys, real estate appraisers, straw buyers, straw borrowers and hard money lenders.
  • Perry Golf Course Development, LLC v. Brock Built, LLC, Lead counsel in successful defense of Brock Built (a residential land developer and home builder) after a six-day arbitration.
  • Tidikis v. Network for Medical Communications, et al., Co-lead counsel to prosecute claim by Plaintiff Tidikis of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful conversion of equity stake in a medical services business.  Defendants tendered full settlement demand after jury seated.  
  • Coletta v. Chrysler, et al., Co-lead counsel in successful defense of automobile maker in product liability asbestos/mesothelioma litigation.  Jury verdict for automaker at the end of a ten-week jury trial.  
  • D’Ulisse v. Chrysler, et al., Co-lead counsel in successful defense of automobile maker in product liability asbestos/mesothelioma litigation.
  • Daryl Harris and Artie Fitzgerald v. Carriage House Imports, Inc., Co-lead counsel in prosecution of claims of race-based employment discrimination against an automobile dealership; jury verdict for clients.
  • Mark Lander/Ann Eddy v. Waffle House, Inc., Co-lead counsel in defense of Waffle House, Inc. in race-based customer discrimination case; jury verdict for Waffle House, Inc. at the end of seven trial days.
  • Dozier v. Waffle House, Inc., Co-lead counsel in successful defense of Waffle House, Inc. in race-based customer discrimination case; verdict for Waffle House, Inc. at end of four-day jury trial.
  • Robert & Minnie Lloyd v. Waffle House, Inc., Co-lead counsel in successful defense of Waffle House, Inc. in race-based customer discrimination case; jury verdict for Waffle House, Inc. at end of five trial days.
  • James Solomon and Dara Solomon v. Waffle House, Inc., Co-lead counsel in successful defense of Waffle House, Inc. in race-based customer discrimination case; jury verdict for Waffle House, Inc. at end of five trial days.
  • Thaddeus Dennis, et al. v. Waffle House, Inc., Co-lead counsel in successful defense of Waffle House, Inc. in race-based customer discrimination case; jury verdict for Waffle House, Inc. at end of five trial days.
  • Janet M. Rau v. Apple Rio Management Co., Inc., Co-lead counsel in prosecution of claims of gender-based discrimination and violations of FMLA against Apple Rio Management Co., Inc.; jury verdict for Plaintiff after five trial days.
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