WILLIAM D. deGOLIAN born in Atlanta, Georgia; is a civil litigator and trial attorney who represents claimants in tort, property, casualty, and commercial litigation matters, including medical, nursing and emergency medical services neglect, roadway and intersection design, elevator malfunction, uninsured motorist, and insurance coverage disputes. He received his A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1972 and thereafter served as a Naval Flight Officer in the United States Navy. Upon leaving military service, he attended the University of Georgia School of Law where he served as President of the Student Bar Association, competed on the Moot Court Team, and earned his J.D. degree in 1979.

Member: Mr. deGolian is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He is a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia. He is the President of the Atlanta Bar Association, where he has previously served as Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Chair of the Litigation Section. He is admitted to practice before all Georgia State and Federal Courts, and the Fifth and Eleventh United States Circuit Courts of Appeal. He has written and lectured on civil practice, trial advocacy and nursing neglect litigation for the Atlanta Bar Association. He has also served on the faculty of the Atlanta College of Trial Advocacy, sponsored by the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Emory University Trial Practice Program. For 20 years he has participated as a volunteer attorney for the Saturday Lawyer Program of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Active in civic and community affairs, he holds the rank of Captain in the United States Naval Reserve.

Representative cases: Department of Transportation v. Dupree, 570 SE2d 1 (2002); Brogdon, et. al. v. National Healthcare Corporation, et. al., 103 F. Supp. 3d 1322 (N.D. Ga. 2000); Firemans Fund Insurance Company v. Dean, 441 SE2d 436 (1994); Parks v. Associates Commercial Corporation, 351 SE2d 661 (1986).

E-mail: williamdegolian@johnsonward.com