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William C. Head

William C. Head

43 Years of Experience in Litigation in Georgia - UGA Law School Graduate, 1976
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Georgia
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Summary

UGA,1973, with honors. UGA School of Law, 1976. Personal injury and criminal defense litigation practice, best attorney ratings. Top lawyer ratings with Martindale-Best Lawyers-Super Lawyers. Trial lawyer for 43 years.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Mass Torts
  • Qui Tam Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Whistleblower Litigation
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.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, and Discover.
  • Contingent Fees
    Civil litigation cases like personal injury lawsuits are handled under contracts for 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.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional 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. 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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Kohn & Yager
Current
Senior Partner
Private Practice Law Firm since 1976
- Current
More than 4000 clients.
Best Law Firms Honoree
US News & World Report, Best Laws Firms in America, 2019
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Best lawyers Honoree
Best Lawyers in America
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11th Year in a Row for this Award
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
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
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.A. (1973) | History
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Intramural softball champions, 1970
Honors: cum laude
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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
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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.
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NACDL - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
LIFE Member
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Activities: Largest group of criminal defense attorneys in America.
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www.NCDD.com - National College for DUI Defense
Founder and Regent (retired) - one of 12 Attorneys in Nation in Launch
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National College for DUI Defense
Founder (1 of 12) and Program Speaker
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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.
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Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Rating Service
Listed "av" rated attorney
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Activities: http://www.martindale.com/William-C-Head/855959-lawyer.htm?view=cr SEE 5.0 of possible 5.0 rating.
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GACDL - Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
LIFE Member
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Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
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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.
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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.
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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.
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ABA - American Bar Association
Member
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SCACDL - South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Founding Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual
Thomson Reuters
The Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual
Thomson-Reuters (West)
The DUI Book - California Edition
Headlines
The DUI Book - Tennessee Edition
Headlines
The DUI Book – New Hampshire Edition
Headlines
The DUI Book - Washington Edition
Headlines
The DUI Book - Florida Edition
Headlines
The DUI Book - Michigan Edition
Headlines
The DUI Book - Washington Edition
Headlines
The DUI Book – New York Edition
Headlines
The DUI Book
Headlines
101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction
Maximar Publishing
Speaking Engagements
WSB Radio 750AM/95.5 FM Adam Goldfein Podcast, WSB Radio Broadcast and Podcast, ATL GA
Adanm Goldfein Show
DUI law discussed and questions from audience answered. This was later posted on Adam Goldfein's podcast with WSB.
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
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Websites & Blogs
Website
William C. Head's Website Profile
Website
Atlanta DUI Lawyer William C. "Bubba" Head
Website
Metro Atlanta Civil Litigation and Wrongful Death Attorneys
Website
Kohn & Yager Website
Blog
Primary Personal Injury Law Site for Metro Atlanta Accident and Injury Claims
Blog
Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog
Legal Answers
476 Questions Answered

Q. If I purchase a car through an auction house and contract with the company to install screens only and:
A: Not the type of case we handle. Sorry.
Q. What is the maximum amount of money a personal injury lawyer can take from a client's settlement?
A: Medical and treatment costs come out of YOUR part. This sounds like what happened. This is not a fee. It is a cost item. That is why we do not take these small claims.
Q. can my police chief fire me for turning him in for theft?
A: You have rights, relating to wrongful discharge. Contact me, for a referral, if it occurs. He will be gone soon, and may retaliate. William Head 404-567-5515
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Contact & Map
Kohn & Yager
Main Office
5590 Roswell Rd
#200
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Telephone: (404) 567-5515
Kohn & Yager
Downtown Atlanta Office
235 Peachtree St NE
#400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 567-5515
Kohn & Yager
Marietta Office
109 Anderson St SE
#103
Marietta, GA 30060
Toll-Free: (888) 274-6288
Kohn & Yager
Alpharetta Office
33 S Main St #302
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Toll-Free: (844) 867-2889