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William M. Ordway

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Ordway Law Group, LLC
1355 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 678-579-0985
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

William M. Ordway is the founder and managing partner of Ordway Law Group, LLC, an Atlanta divorce and family law firm serving clients throughout the metro area and surrounding portions of north Georgia. William has aggressively represented clients in divorce, custody and support matters for the past 28 years and is well respected for his proven ability to handle high conflict, high asset or otherwise complex cases. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Emory University School of Law, where he has taught law students as part of the school's trial advocacy program. William is also a former Army officer and instructor. In addition to his inclusion in Atlanta Magazine's "Georgia Super Lawyers" listings for each of the past 13 years, Mr. Ordway has been selected by Georgia Trend Magazine as a "Legal Elite".  He holds AVVO's highest legal rating of "Superb", and Martindale-Hubbell's highest lawyer rating of "AV Preeminent.".  Mr. Ordway has appeared with his clients on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," WSB-TV and WXIA-TV in Atlanta, and on WLS-TV in Chicago. 

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

About William M. Ordway

First Admitted: 1993, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Rolle v. Harvey; American Honda Motor Company v. Boyer et al.; Battersby v. Boyer et al.
  • Vakharwala v. Vakharwala, Supreme Court of Georgia, 2017
  • Oni v. Oni, Georgia Court of Appeals, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law Trial Techniques Program
  • Instructor, Emory Law School Trial Advocacy Program, Emory University Law School
  • Family Law Practice Experience, Emory Law Student Lunch, 2010
  • Article relating the top financial considerations for a party prior to reaching a final divorce Settlement Agreement, Top 5 Financial Considerations in Settling Divorce Cases, Smith Howard Wealth Management, 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • First Lt., U.S. Army


  • McKenzie-McPhail Top Oralist Award
  • Superb Rating, AVVO
  • Top 5% of Attorneys in the State of Georgia
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Jesup International Moot Court Team
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Georgia, 1993
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section

Educational Background

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., Political Science, 1974


  • “ William Ordway is a true gentleman and scholar, one of the best and most ethical lawyers in practice today.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for William M. Ordway

1355 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 678-579-0985

Last Updated: 9/18/2021

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