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William Head

William Head

42 Years of Experience in Civil and Criminal Litigation in Georgia
  • Personal Injury, DUI & DWI, Criminal Law...
  • Georgia, Georgia
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UGA,1973, with honors. UGA School of Law, 1976. Criminal law & personal injury litigation practice, best attorney ratings. Trial lawyer for 42 years. Top lawyer ratings with Martindale-Best Lawyers-Super Lawyers. My practice areas:

DUI and driving laws defense: Georgia DUI laws, DUI cost, DUI in Georgia, DUI vs DWI, vehicular homicide, first offense DUI, hit and run, homicide by vehicle, impaired driving, implied consent, lawyers near me, is a DUI a felony, DDS GA, driving under the influence, is a DUI a misdemeanor, municipal court, traffic ticket, misdemeanor, motion to suppress, arraignment, Atlanta DUI, Atlanta municipal court, breathalyzer, Atlanta traffic, reckless driving, serious injury by vehicle, child endangerment, drunk driving, BAC calculator, breath test

CIVIL claims for: medical malpractice, workers compensation, medical negligence, personal injury, motorcycle accident, motorcycle injury, tractor trailer wreck, commercial truck, truck accident, truck injury, boating accident trucking accident, lawyer near me, whiplash injury, workers comp, wrongful death, auto accident, bicycle accident, bus accident, boat accident, construction accident. Fatal crash on: I 16, I 20, I 675, I 75, I 85, I 575, big rig accident, I 475, I 95, I 185, I 985, I 520, Georgia 316, Georgia 400 car accidents, 18-wheeler crash

General CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Miranda warning, fourth amendment, domestic violence, grand jury, trespass, family violence, felony, fifth amendment, first offender act, murder, aggravated assault, conviction definition, simple battery, attorney near me, probation violation, grand jury indictment, identity theft, grand larceny, indictment, criminal case, probation revocation, indictment definition, illegal search, homicide, criminal justice, criminal law

POSSESSION OF DRUGS: weed laws, 4th Amendment, Miranda rights, 5th Amendment, attorneys near me, marijuana blood test, marijuana possession, paraphernalia, drug possession, possession of marijuana

Education
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
J.D. (1976) | Law
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Honors: Barrister's Club
Activities: Moot Court General Board
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.A. (1973) | History
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Intramural softball champions, 1970
Honors: cum laude
Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Private Practice Law Firm since 1976
- Current
More than 4000 clients.
Tier 1 Top-Rated Attorney
Best Lawyers in America
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Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
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15th straight year of selection
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual
Thomson-Reuters (West)
The DUI Book - Washington Edition
Headlines
The DUI Book
Headlines
101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction
Maximar Publishing
Speaking Engagements
GACDL DUI Boot Camp, DUI BOOT CAMP, Atlanta, GA
GACDL.org
Co-Chair of Program on Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases
Kentucky DUI Law, KY Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Louisville, KY
Kentucky Criminal Defense Lawyers
KY DUI defense lawyer seminar
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute, DUI Defense lawyers, Atlanta, GA
ICLE-GA
Two day, intensive DUI defense lawyer seminar
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute, DUI Defense lawyers, Atlanta, GA
ICLE-GA
Two day, intensive DUI defense lawyer seminar
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute, DUI Defense lawyers, Atlanta, GA
ICLE-GA
Two day, intensive DUI defense lawyer seminar
Certifications
Board Certified in DUI Defense
www.NCDD.com
Awards
Best Lawyers in Georgia
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyer in Atlanta GA
Super Lawyers
Best lawyers in Georgia
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyer in Atlanta GA
Super Lawyers
Best lawyers in Georgia
Best Lawyers in America
This same year, named top DUI lawyer in Atlanta by Best Lawyers
Super Lawyer in Atlanta GA
Super Lawyers
DUI Lawyer of the Year 2017
Best Lawyers in America
Second time Best Lawyers has honored Mr. Head.
Georgia Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
13th successive year named to be a Georgia Super Lawyer
Best Lawyers in Georgia
Best Lawyers in America
One of fewer than 10 DUI defense attorneys in GA
Georgia Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
12th successive year as GA Super lawyer
Best Lawyers in Georgia
Best Lawyers in America
One of fewer than 10 DUI lawyers in the state
Super Lawyers
Superlawyers
Best Lawyer's Category, DUI Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers for 2013
Superlawyers
Best Lawyer's Category, DUI Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers for 2012
Superlawyers
Atlanta DUI Lawyer of the Year for 2012
Best Lawyers in America
America's most exclusive lawyer ratings service that comes from peer-reviewed surveys.
Best Lawyer's Category, DUI Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Georgia SuperLawyer
Superlawyers
Currently am a SuperLawyer in Personal Injury - General, Criminal Law and DUI defense.
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Rating Service-Eminent Law Firm Award
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Rating Service - Pre-Eminent
Our firm has been designated one of Martindale's "Pre-Eminent Law Firms, an award that is bestowed upon only 7% of all law firms in America.
Highest Rated Attorney in Georgia, All Practice Areas, by Client Ratings
AVVO National Attorney Ratings
Over 16,000 Georgia attorneys are listed. Mr. Head rates the highest, based on credentials and client ratings.
Highest Rated Attorney in America, Litigation, by Client Ratings
AVVO National Attorney Rating Service
With 92,000 attorneys listed as Litigation attorneys, Mr. Head currently is the highest rated Litigation attorney for this Directory, based on Client Ratings.
Best Lawyer's Category, DUI Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Until 2010, Mr. Head was the SOLE listing for the State of Georgia for DUI Defense.
Top 100 List
ATLA - The American Trial Lawyers Association
National Trial Lawyers Organization.
Georgia's Legal Elite
Georgia Trend Magazine
Award based on nominations from attorneys across Georgia
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Best Lawyer's Category, DUI Defense
Best Lawyers in America
First Lawyer in GA to be named to Best Lawyer for DUI defense.
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Board Certification in DUI Defense
National College for DUI Defense
Mr. Head has been Board Certified as specialist in DUI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense. This organization petitioned the American Bar Association in 1999 and began theprocess of seeking NATIONAL status. The ABA approved NCDD.com as the sole source of this training in 2003. Only 70 attorneys nationwide have achieved Board Certification. Mr. Head has maintinaed his Certification throughout the time the designation of this field of specialty was created.
Best Attorney in America
NCDD - National College for DUI Defense
The national organization voted on the top attorney in the nation.
Professional Associations
DUIDLA
Charter Member and Member of Board of Trustees for the Foundation
- Current
Activities: Mr. Head was invited to be a Charter Member of the DUIDLA, a democratically-run organization of DUI-DWI defense attorneys from across America. Mr. Head also serves as a Trustee of the DUIDLA Foundation, which has as its goal furthering the legal education of public defenders and novice trial lawyers who need advanced training in DUI-DWI practice, breathalyzer testing error, and blood test forensic science.
NACDL - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
LIFE Member
- Current
Activities: Largest group of criminal defense attorneys in America.
www.NCDD.com - National College for DUI Defense
Founder and Regent (retired) - one of 12 Attorneys in Nation in Launch
- Current
National College for DUI Defense
Founder (1 of 12) and Program Speaker
- Current
Activities: The NCDD.com was organized in 1995 at Mr. Head's office in Atlanta, along with 11 other DUI-DWI attorneys. Originally, a single summer training session was conducted in 1995. Then, a winter program was begun, which later was expanded to four annual, multi-day programs with FIXED locations at Las Vegas (FALL), Cambridge, MA (SUMMER), Mastering Scientific Evidence (NEW ORLEANS) and a winter program that "floats" to a variety of locations both inside and outside the USA.
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Rating Service
Listed "av" rated attorney
- Current
Activities: http://www.martindale.com/William-C-Head/855959-lawyer.htm?view=cr SEE 5.0 of possible 5.0 rating.
GACDL - Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
LIFE Member
- Current
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
GTLA - Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
CHAMPION Member
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GACDL.org
DUI Bootcamp
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Activities: Periodically, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers sponsors a special training session for Public Defenders in Georgia. I have chaired each of these programs.
www.NCDD.com
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI-DWI Cases
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Activities: Mr. Head started this series of Forensic Evidence in Atlanta on October 14, 1994. In 2004, the series was taken over by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense. Mr. Head was a featured speaker for most of the programs, but has now deferred being a speaker in favor of letting other lawyers be in the spotlight. An average of 200 attendees have taken this seminar for the last 10 years. The current program has being conducted in New Orleans the past five years, but prior programs have been held in Dallas, Houston, Miami and Gulfport, MS, after several successful programs in Atlanta.
Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
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Activities: I have chaired or co-chaired this non-profit seminar for 16 of the 22 years it has been conducted. It is the largest DUI training seminar in Georgia each year.
ABA - American Bar Association
Member
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SCACDL - South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Founding Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Georgia
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Initial appointment and lawyer consultation are FREE. For a 2nd opinion review of your cases, our law office requires a case review fee on a criminal case for which another criminal attorney is presently representing you. Except for clients who have retained one of our Atlanta attorneys, our Georgia attorneys do not process the DDS GA administrative license suspension appeal or ignition interlock permit paperwork, The GA DDS matter is highly important to obtaining the best outcome for your criminal case, and needs a criminal defense attorney involved, to avoid mistakes. Traffic lawyer cost varies, depending on seriousness of the charges and court location. Because Mr. Head spent from 1969 to 1991 in Athens, Georgia, he has many Clarke County and Oconee County cases each year. He has maintained an Athens GA office for most of the time he has practiced in Sandy Springs GA. The reputation for challenging criminal law cases goes back to his first trial in 1977.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Mostly for criminal law, clients can use attorneys fee payment plans that our law office makes available, using MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, Discover. DUI lawyer cost varies depending on complexity of the case and the best trial strategy or negotiation posture. Traffic ticket lawyer cost is less than for DUI and other serious traffic ticket offenses. For example, almost every DUI in Georgia entails dealing with a Georgia drivers license suspension issue under implied consent law, to assure that GA DMV does not administratively suspend the drunk driver. Since July 1, 2017, the best option for those Georgia drivers who have refused is possibly the ignition interlock device. DUI attorney cost can be paid in monthly increments. Domestic violence (family violence) cases can cost more due to emergency hearings on bond, restraining orders, etc. Drunk driving cases are fought by clients more often than most other misdemeanor criminal cases due to a Georgia law prohibiting expungement of a DUI conviction. Other crimes, including some sex offenses can use first offender act or even a diversion in some jurisdictions. In each case, our trial lawyers will review your best options for fighting your case.
  • Contingent Fees
    Clients for criminal and DUI cases only pay FLAT FEES, and not hourly. Over many decades of criminal defense, we have learned that this is the best plan for virtually every criminal cases client. The fees are paid in stages, according to how much work on the criminal case is required to win. Drunk driving (DUI) cases can often run into more that 50 to 100 hours of attorney time, and not many clients would be willing to pay an experienced Atlanta DUI lawyer $350 per hour or more for such cases. Civil litigation cases like personal injury lawsuits are handled under contracts for CONTINGENT fees. On personal injury, medical malpractice, truck accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, tractor trailer accident, slip and fall, wrongful injury, personal injury lawsuits, pedestrian accidents, bus accidents, train accidents, nursing home abuse case or other wrongful personal injury, our Georgia attorneys can help you find a personal injury lawyer near me. Most people search for a personal injury attorney near me, or let Google select the lawyers near me. In case like traumatic brain injury (TBI) the costs of case preparation is immense, and Mr. Head works with large law firms that are set up to "carry" these complex cases and get the best outcome. Injury or death also can occur in a worker's compensation case, which are often called workmans comp or workmens compensation.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees on all criminal defense cases, like driving under the influence, with ranges from about $500 on traffic ticket case in the 4 metro Atlanta counties (Gwinnett courts, Cobb County courts, Fulton Courts, Dekalb Courts) like super speeder or a violation of Georgia car seat laws defense to felony fees adjusted to the seriousness of the offense. So, a simple possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, a misdemeanor, costs very little compared to a cannabis case for trafficking weed, with intent to distribute, which are serious felony offenses. Our weed firm covers all types of pot cases, felony vs misdemeanor. Clients who face an indictment often ask "what does indicted mean?" A simple indictment definition can be found on Wikipedia, but the quick description is that a grand jury was convened by a superior court judge to consider whether to "true bill" or "no bill" felony offenses against persons for crimes committed in that county. Typically, only the district attorney and police speak and summarize the existing evidence, to see if the grand jury agrees to indict this is called a true bill) or to not indict, which is called a "no bill." If hired before this process begins, a criminal defense attorney Atlanta may be able to prevent a case from reaching indictment. How much does a lawyer cost? Just like calling a doctor about a medical problem, no legitimate diagnosis can be given until your doctor (or lawyer) has all the case information. Not all personal injury lawyer cases will be accepted, but our law firm works with dozens of other personal injury lawyers in Athens, Macon, Savannah, Columbus, Albany, Dalton, Carrollton, Columbus, Thomasville, Valdosta, Douglas, Tifton, Statesboro, Toccoa, Dawsonville, Marietta, Alpharetta, Duluth and other Georgia cities.that may be willing to take your injury case, accident case or wrongful death lawsuit. On the criminal side of traffic deaths, a vehicular homicide is a felony if the underlying traffic offense is classified by Georgia Laws to be one of the six serious motor vehicle offenses. Attempting to elude, hit and run, reckless driving, driving under the influence, passing a stopped school bus with stop arm deployed, and attempting to drive around a railroad crossing arm that has been activated to signal an oncoming train.
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Domestic Violence
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
  • Insurance Claims
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Bicycle accident
  • Wrongful Injury
  • Personal injury claim
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Serious Injury by Vehicle
  • Child Endangerment
  • Hit and Run
  • Reckless Driving
  • Air Bag Injury
  • Airplane Crash Litigation
  • Animal Law
  • Automobile accidents
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Asbestosis
  • Birth injuries
  • Boating accidents
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Civil Litigation
  • Chiropractic Malpractice
  • Class Actions
  • Construction accidents
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Dog Bites
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Felonies
  • Federal criminal law
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Helicopter Crash Litigation
  • Homicide
  • Identity Theft
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Juvenile Law
  • Jones Act
  • Lasik Surgery Malpractice
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Liquor Liability
  • Liposuction Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Lung Cancer
  • Maritime Personal Injury
  • Mass Torts
  • Mesothelioma
  • Methamphetamine Crimes
  • Misdemeanors
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Negligence
  • Negligent Security
  • OSHA violations
  • Parole and Probation
  • Police Misconduct
  • Premises Liability
  • Qui Tam Litigation
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Seat Belt Injury
  • Securities Fraud
  • Slip and Fall
  • Sports injury law
  • Theft
  • Torts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Traffic Violations
  • Trucking accidents
  • Weapons Charges
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful death
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Car wreck
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Primary Personal Injury Law Site for Metro Atlanta Accident and Injury Claims
Website
Atlanta DUI Lawyer William C. "Bubba" Head
Blog
Bubba Head Gmail
Blog
Georgia Criminal Defense
Blog
Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorneys
Blog
Contact & Map
William C. Head, PC - Litigation Attorney - Atlanta Personal Injury and Criminal Law
5590 Roswell Road
Suite 210
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 462-8222
Telephone: (404) 567-5515
Fax: (404) 602-0929
William C. Head, PC - Marietta Personal Injury Lawyer and Criminal Defense Attorney
109 Anderson Street
Ste 103
Marietta, GA 30060
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 462-8222
Telephone: (404) 567-5515
Fax: (877) 586-7150
William C. Head, PC - Georgia Personal Injury Attorney and Criminal Defense Lawyer
1001 Cambridge Square
Ste D
Alpharetta, GA 30009
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 462-8222
Telephone: (404) 567-5515
Fax: (404) 602-0929