Bar & Court Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1987
  • Georgia, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1988
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2010

Other Experience

Litigation & Appeals

Business & Commercial Law


Farris, Warfield & Kanaday (now Stites & Harbison), Associate and Partner, 1988 - 1995

Hon. Albert J. Henderson, Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, Law Clerk, 1987 - 1988


Dartmouth College, A.B., English, magna cum laude, 1984

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1987

  • Vanderbilt Law Review, Articles Editor, 1986-1987
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2700 Marquis One Tower
245 Peachtree Center Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Bill’s practice has focused on construction industry legal issues for over two decades.  His cases have involved the design and construction of steel mills, power plants, high-rise office towers, environmental remediation projects, hospitals, multi-family condominiums and apartments, embassies, military housing, schools, hotels, casinos, and airports.  His clients have included general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, design/build firms, and owners throughout the country.  Bill has significant courtroom experience, including jury trials in state and federal court.  He has prosecuted and defended numerous multi-million dollar claims in arbitration.  While the bulk of his practice relates to claims

Bill received his A.B. degree, magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University in 1987 where he was Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Following graduation from law school, Bill was a law clerk to the Honorable Albert J. Henderson, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. From 1988 until 1995, Bill maintained a commercial litigation practice in Nashville, Tennessee with a large firm. He joined Smith, Currie & Hancock in March 1995. 


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Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member, Forum on the Construction Industry

Tennessee Bar Association, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Member

Phi Beta Kappa