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GIVING BACK

Beyond dedication to serving the firm’s clients, Will is also volunteers his time through pro bono legal work.

  • Will currently serves on the State Bar of Georgia’s Access to Justice committee, established to increase the public’s access to legal services. 

  • Will presently serves on the ACLU of Georgia’s legal committee. 

  • In 2008, he successfully represented an inmate on Georgia’s death row, allowing him  to avoid the death penalty for a crime he was mentally incapable of committing. 

  • Will also helped several Georgia non-profit environmental organizations file amicus briefs to stop a coal-fired power plant from getting permitted in southwest Georgia, due to the significant impact of the plant’s carbon dioxide emissions.

  • He also volunteers  his time with local businesses in  Start:ME,  and with other attorneys working with Due Justice Do Fifty & the Georgia Innocence Project.

    • Start:ME
      Start:ME is a free small business accelerator for local businesses run by the Emory University School of Business This training program provides entrepreneurs the tools and connections necessary to build and grow successful businesses.

    • Due Justice. Do Fifty.
      The State Bar of Georgia’s Due Justice Do Fifty initiative encourages every lawyer to devote at least 50 hours per year towards providing pro bono legal services. The initiative’s website allows attorneys to connect directly with pro bono matters in their preferred practice areas.

    • Georgia Innocence Project 
      The Georgia Innocence Project’s mission is to free the imprisoned innocent using DNA testing and analysis, educating the public about wrongful convictions, advance practices to prevent others from suffering the same fate, and connect the exonerated with resources to help rebuild their lives.

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