William A. White

Partner

770-957-3937 MAIN  |  770-957-9165 FAX

WWHITE@SMITHWELCHLAW.COM

Practice Areas
Eminent Domain / Condemnation
Workers Comp Defense (for Employers)
Henry County Schools
Newton County Schools

Law School: Mercer University, JD 1999
Undergraduate: University of Georgia, BA in Criminal Justice 1996

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Will is one of the three (3) managing partners (along with Andy Welch and John Webb) of Smith, Welch, Webb & White. Since joining the firm as a law clerk in 1998, Mr. White’s practice has been wide and varied. His experience includes:

  • Representing property owners and condemning authorities in hundreds of condemnation cases throughout the state
  • Representing governmental entities including counties, school boards, cities, and local authorities
  • Representing employers in administrative (Workers’ Compensation, EEOC, OCR, etc.) matters and in the Federal Courts
  • Representing businesses individuals in various civil litigation matters

Will is located in the McDonough office, lives in Henry County, and is active in the community. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Linda F. White, Senior Vice President for Technology Services for Colliers International. The couple has four children: Anna, Samantha, Will and Ella.

Reported
Cases
Over 30 Reported Cases, including:

  • DOT v. Bunn, 268 Ga. App. 712
  • DOT v. Foster, 262 Ga. App. 524
  • DOT v. Gilbert’s Auto Serv., 301 Ga. App. 419
  • Henry County v. RJR Mgmt., 290 Ga. App. 241
  • Collins & Associates v. HCWSA, 290 Ga. App. 782
  • Martin v. HCWSA, 279 Ga. 197
  • Duke v. S & J Marble, 277 Ga. App. 331
  • DOT v. Crumbley, 271 Ga. App. 706
Trial
Experience
Approximately 100 civil jury trials, including handling matters in the following counties:

Athens-Clarke, Bibb, Butts, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Monroe, Lamar, Paulding, Troup, Walton, Upson

Speaking
Appearances
  • State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section Seminar (December 2004)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section Seminar (December 2005)
  • Henry County Bar Association (August 2006)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section Seminar (January 2007)
  • Henry County Bar Association (September 2007)
  • Program Chair for Eminent Domain Section ICLE (February 2011)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section Seminar (February 2012)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section Seminar (February 2016)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section Seminar (September 2017)
Published
Papers
  • “Set Asides Under O.C.G.A. 32-3-11” (ICLE Program Materials, December 2004)
  • “Continued Validity of the Appraisal Report Privilege” (ICLE Program Materials, December 2005)
  • “The Trial of a Condemnation Case” (Henry County Bar Association Program Materials, August 2006)
  • “Tenant’s Rights in Eminent Domain” (ICLE Program Materials, January 2007)
  • “Cross Examination of an Expert Witness” (Henry County Bar Association Program Materials, September 2007)
  • “Litigating a Condemnation Case from the Condemnee’s Perspective” (ICLE Program Materials, February 2012)
  • “Direct Examination of an Appraiser for the Condemnee” (ICLE Program Materials, February 2016)
  • “Costs to Cure in Condemnation Cases” (ICLE Program Materials, September 2017)
Admissions and
Recognitions
  • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, United States District Court (Northern and Middle Districts), State Bar of Georgia
  • 2010-2011 Chair of the Eminent Domain Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Named “Best Lawyer” in U.S. News and World Report for Eminent Domain