William C. Gentry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Marietta, GA

Gentry Law Firm
 | 506 Roswell St, Suite 240
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770-425-5573
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

William C. Gentry, the founding member of his own firm, William C. Gentry, Attorney at Law, located in Marietta, Georgia, has been practicing law for over 30 years. He represents clients in the areas of family law, workers' compensation and personal injury. Mr. Gentry's cases have included alimony, contentious divorces, protective orders, parents' rights, commercial truck accidents, car accidents, wrongful death and premises liability.

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in the Economics Honors Program in 1981, Mr. Gentry proceeded to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1986. He served as president of the Student Bar Association in 1985.

Mr. Gentry is admitted to practice law before the state courts of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. In order to stay updated in his practice, Mr. Gentry holds memberships in a number of professional organizations, including the State Bar of Georgia, of which he was elected to the board of Governors in 2012; the Atlanta Bar Association; and the Cobb County Bar Association, for which he served as President in 2001-2002.

Due to his level of legal skill and ethics, Mr. Gentry has earned multiple honors throughout his career. He holds a 10.0 "Superb" rating from his peers through Avvo and also holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He additionally has been honored with the President's Cup award from the State Bar of Georgia.

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (50%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Divorce, Paternity

Workers' Compensation (30%)

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Divorce, Paternity

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2017

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About William Gentry

Admitted: 1986, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.gentrylawfirmgeorgia.com/About/William-bill-C-Gen...

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell,  2000 - 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1986
  • Georgia, 1986
  • Law Day Committee, Chair, 2000 - 2001
  • President, Cobb County Bar Association, 2001 & 2002
  • State Bar of Georgia, Chair Local Bar Activities Committee
  • Atlanta Bar Association, 1986 - 1992
  • Social Committee, Chair, 1999- 2000
  • President, CCBA (won Ga. Bar's President's Cup for best local bar), 2001 - 2002
  • Past President, Cobb County Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • Member, Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, 2012-present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • McEachern UMC, Powder Springs, GA, Administrative Board Member, 1995 -  1998
  • McEachern UMC, Powder Springs, GA, 1993 - 1999
  • Hardage Farm Homeowners Association, Trustee, 1994 - 1996
  • Coached, sponsored youth baseball teams, Oregon Park, West Cobb, 1996 - 2000
  • Booster Club, Walker School, Treasurer, 2004 - 2006
  • Walker Football Advisors, Walker School, President, 2007- 2008
  • Due West United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA, Staff Parish Relations Committee, Chair, 2004-2007, 2012-2013
  • Due West United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA, Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, 2009-2011
  • Due West United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA, Administrative Board, Chair & Secretary, 2013-2016
  • Due West United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA, Lay Leader, 2016-Present
  • Due West United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA, Member, 2000 - Present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Defending Depositions, National Business Institute, August 24, 2007 - Present
  • Preparation of Witnesses, National Business Institute, August 24, 2007 - Present
  • Spousal Support in Divorce, National Business Institute, July 20, 2010 - Present
  • Child Support After the Initial Divorce Determinations, National Business Institute, July 20, 2010 - Present
  • Identifying the “Rambo” Litigator, National Business Institute, June 13, 2013 - Present
  • Common and Not So Common Family Law Issues and Answers, National Business Institute, June 25, 2015 - Present
  • Discovery in Divorce , National Business Institute, June 25, 2016 - Present
  • Dividing Real Property in Divorce, National Business Institute, December 9, 2015 - Present
  • Closing Statements and Final Jury Instructions – Steer the Jury in the Right Direction, National Business Institute, March 30, 2016 - Present
  • Skillful Use of Objections from Jury Selection to Closing Argument, National Business Institute, March 30, 2016 - Present
  • Civil Litigation for Younger Lawyers Seminar, State Bar of Georgia
  • Presenter, Bridge the Gap Seminar Committee, State Bar of Georgia

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Atlanta Dairies Cooperative v. Grindle, 182 Ga. App. 409, 356 S.E.2d 42 (Ga. App. 1987)
  • Smith v. Travis Pruit & Associates, PC, 192 Ga. App. 496, 385 S.E.2d 132 (Ga. App. 1989)
  • Complete Concepts Ltd. v. General handbag Corp., 880 F.2d 382 (11th Cir. 1989)
  • Vertner v. Gerber, 198 Ga. App. 645, 402 S.E.2d 315 (Ga. App. 1991)
  • Cherokee County, Georgia v. McBride, 262 Ga. 460, 421 S.E.2d 530 (Ga. Supr. Ct. 1992)
  • Pinkard v. Morris, 215 Ga. App. 297, 450 S.E.2d 330 (Ga. App. 1994)
  • Simpson Consulting, Inc. v. Barclays Bank PLC, 227 Ga. App. 648, 490 S.E.2d 184 (Ga. App. 1997)
  • Thompson v. Thompson, 526 S.E.2d 576 (Ga. App. 1999)

Representative Clients:

  • BB&T Bank

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Educational Background:

  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: With Honors, Major: Economics (Honors Program), Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, 1981
  • North Fulton High School, Atlanta, Georgia, 1977
Office Location for William C. Gentry

506 Roswell St
Suite 240
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 770-425-5573

 

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Last Updated: 3/6/2017

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