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William C. Gentry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Marietta, GA

Gentry Law Firm LLC
254 Roswell St NE
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770-425-5573
Fax: 770-422-1347
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Family Law (60%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), Workers' Compensation: Claimant (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, high asset 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.

About William C. Gentry

First Admitted: 1986, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell,  2000 - present

Representative Clients

  • BB&T Bank


  • 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)
  • Smith v. Travis Pruit & Associates, PC, 192 Ga. App. 496, 385 S.E.2d 132 (Ga. App. 1989)
  • Thompson v. Thompson, 526 S.E.2d 576 (Ga. App. 1999)
  • Complete Concepts Ltd. v. General handbag Corp., 880 F.2d 382 (11th Cir. 1989)
  • Cherokee County, Georgia v. McBride, 262 Ga. 460, 421 S.E.2d 530 (Ga. Supr. Ct. 1992)
  • Vertner v. Gerber, 198 Ga. App. 645, 402 S.E.2d 315 (Ga. App. 1991)
  • Atlanta Dairies Cooperative v. Grindle, 182 Ga. App. 409, 356 S.E.2d 42 (Ga. App. 1987)

Pro bono/Community Service

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Past President, Cobb County Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • Board Member for the Cobb County Law Library , 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1986
  • Atlanta Bar Association, 1986 - 1992
  • Georgia, 1986
  • Member, Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, 2012-present
  • Social Committee, Chair, 1999- 2000
  • President, Cobb County Bar Association, 2001 & 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
  • President, CCBA (won Ga. Bar's President's Cup for best local bar), 2001 - 2002
  • Law Day Committee, Chair, 2000 - 2001
  • State Bar of Georgia, Chair Local Bar Activities Committee
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1986

Educational Background

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


Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Topics:  A Brief Introduction and Negotiating and Litigating P&S Damages:  Plaintiffs' Tactics, Speaker, Pain and Suffering Damages in Personal Injury, National Business Institute, 2019
  • Trial of the Wrongful Death Case - Tips From Top Attorneys, Speaker, Wrongful Death Litigation: Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2019
  • Preparation of Witnesses, National Business Institute, August 24, 2007 - Present
  • Topic Presented:  Medical Records and Bills in Case Law, Speaker, Personal Injury From A to Z, National Business Institute, 2019
  • Spousal Support in Divorce, National Business Institute, July 20, 2010 - Present
  • Presenter, Bridge the Gap Seminar Committee, State Bar of Georgia
  • Civil Litigation for Younger Lawyers Seminar, State Bar of Georgia
  • Skillful Use of Objections from Jury Selection to Closing Argument, National Business Institute, March 30, 2016 - Present
  • Closing Statements and Final Jury Instructions – Steer the Jury in the Right Direction, National Business Institute, March 30, 2016 - Present
  • Dividing Real Property in Divorce, National Business Institute, December 9, 2015 - Present
  • Discovery in Divorce , National Business Institute, June 25, 2016 - Present
  • Common and Not So Common Family Law Issues and Answers, National Business Institute, June 25, 2015 - Present
  • Identifying the “Rambo” Litigator, National Business Institute, June 13, 2013 - Present
  • Child Support After the Initial Divorce Determinations, National Business Institute, July 20, 2010 - Present
  • Defending Depositions, National Business Institute, August 24, 2007 - Present
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Office Location for William C. Gentry

254 Roswell St NE
Marietta, GA 30060

Last Updated: 9/23/2021

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