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William B. Mills

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Biography

William Mills spent his childhood in Ringgold, Georgia. After leaving his freshman year at Ringgold High School, he went on to graduate from Mainland Senior in Daytona Beach, Florida. He attended the University of Central Florida for undergrad and obtained two degrees. He worked as a Civilian Analyst with the Department of Defense in Simulation and Training for many years. In 2008, William graduated Barry University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree. He then returned home to work for the Lookout Mountain Public Defender's Office in Dade, Chattooga, Walker and Catoosa counties. While working for the Public Defender's office, he had around 900 criminal cases and tried many of those before a jury and many more in front of a judge. These cases include: probation revocations, DUI, Burglary, aggravated assault, rape, misdemeanors, and felonies. He appeared in the Georgia Court of Appeals, and Georgia Supreme Court winning favorable outcomes for his clients. While still actively engaged in criminal defense, William now represents clients in divorce, child custody, civil litigation, employee/employer disputes, property claims, probate matters and many other areas of law. He has most recently started his own professional corporation and shares office space with long-time local practitioner Marshall M. Bandy Jr.

Education

  • Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Film; Simulation and Training

Classes & Seminars

  • Mediation and Alternative Resolution, LAS (Orange County), 2002 to 2004
  • Elder Services Access and Availability, LAS (Orange County), 2003 to 2003

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Juvenile Representation; Indigent Representation, 2005 to Present
  • Criminal Defense; Indigent Representation, 2005 to Present

Past Positions

  • D.O.D. Civilian Contractor, Program Analyst, 1996 to 2005
  • Marshall M. Bandy P.C., Associate Attorney, 2012 to 2014
  • Lookout Mountain Public Defender’s Office in Dade, Chattooga, Walker and Catoosa counties

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2008 to 2014
  • Lookout Mountain Bar Association, 2008 to 2014

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Juvenile Law
  • Appellate
  • DUI
  • Contract

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2008
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2009
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2009

Representative Cases

  • Dean v. State, 309 Ga.App. 459