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A professional headshot of a Attorney Joel Williams.


Tel: 833-LEGALGA
Email: joel@gatrialattorney.com


J.D. – Cumberland School of Law with a Certificate in Trial Advocacy
B.S. – Georgia Southwestern State University

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Joel is consistently recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in Georgia. Other lawyers routinely seek his help in trying personal injury cases in Atlanta as well as rural areas of Georgia. Joel has developed a reputation as a zealous advocate that will accept nothing less than full justice for his clients. Defense lawyers and insurance companies recognize that Joel is ready, willing, and able to go to trial and obtain justice if they do not offer fair compensation.

Joel was born and raised in Early County, Georgia and has a unique ability to relate to juries in and outside metropolitan areas. He is frequently contacted by other attorneys seeking his assistance in the trials of their personal injury cases.

During law school, Joel developed his trial skills prosecuting criminals with his third year practice card in Jefferson County, Alabama. After law school, Joel worked for other firms that specialize in representing injured victims. During this time, he served as lead counsel in personal injury and wrongful death cases in metropolitan and rural areas of Georgia. The verdicts and settlements Joel obtained during that time exceed 30 million dollars. Since 2013, when Joel founded our law firm, he helped secure in excess of 75 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for cases involving vehicle crashes, slip and falls, negligent security, and medical malpractice.

Over the past few years, Joel has written several articles and spoken at numerous seminars helping other lawyers develop their trial skills. He has also been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star and Georgia Super Lawyer.

Our practice is primarily focused on tractor trailer wreckscar accident injuries, bicycle and pedestrian injuries, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, negligent security, medical malpractice, wrongful death. Joel is admitted to practice in Georgia and Alabama.

In his spare time, Joel enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.


Georgia Super Lawyer: 2022 – Present
Super Lawyers Georgia Rising Stars: 2013–2021
Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association President: 2024-President
Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association Treasurer: 2021-2024
Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association Secretary: 2019-2021
Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow: 2006


Recap of $5,290,000 Verdict, Cobb County Trial Lawyers 2024
Non-Party Apportionment: Where We Started and Where We are Now, Cobb County Trial Lawyers 2021
Recap of Car Crash Trial Victory, Cobb County Trial Lawyers 2019
Reading the Room: Strategies for Jury Selection, Cobb County Trial Lawyers CLE 2018
Hot Button Issues in Jury Selection, GTLA Annual Convention 2018
Premises Liability and Spoliation, Balch & Bingham 2016
Trial: The Paralegal’s Role in Trial Preparation and in Court, GTLA 2015
Future Damages, Jury Trial Seminar 2015
Effective Strategies for Keeping Out Harmful Evidence at Trial, GTLA, 2014
Danger, Keep Out!: Effective Pre-Trial Strategies to Identify, Minimize or Exclude Harmful Evidence, ICLE, 2014.
Apportionment and Its Effect on Premises Liability, GTLA, 2013
Premises Liability and Apportionment, ICLE, 2011
Trying Cases in Rural Georgia 2012
Trying Cases Below the Gnat Line, ICLE, 2011
Countdown to Trial: Sweat the Small Stuff, GTLA, 2010


“How Much Is Pain And Suffering Worth?” Around Kennesaw Magazine August 2022
“What To Expect When You Hire An Attorney” Around Kennesaw Magazine June 2022
“Important Steps To Take After A Car Wreck” Around Kennesaw Magazine April 2022
“Check Your Auto Insurance Coverage” Around Kennesaw Magazine February 2022
“Know The Risks Of Intoxicated Driving” Around Kennesaw Magazine December 2021
“Understanding The Recreational Property Act” Around Acworth Magazine October 2021
“Steps To Finding The Right Lawyer” Around Acworth Magazine August 2021
“Signs Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” Around Acworth Magazine June 2021
“Rules Of The Road For Bicyclists” Around Acworth Magazine April 2021
“How Social Media Can Ruin Your Case” Around Acworth Magazine February 2021
“Homeowners Insurance and Driveway Accidents” Around Acworth Magazine December 2020
“Notify Your Insurance Company of Accidents” Around Acworth Magazine October 2020
“Does State of Emergency Prevent Lawsuits?” Around Acworth Magazine August 2020
“Tips for Avoiding Injuries While Grilling” Around Acworth Magazine June 2020
“Georgia Motorcycle Riders Must Wear Helmets” Around Acworth Magazine April 2020
“Understanding Medical Malpractice Claims” Around Acworth Magazine February 2020
“Beware of Dangerous Toys This Season” Around Acworth Magazine 2019
“Liability for Falling Trees and Branches” Around Acworth Magazine October 2019
“How to Avoid a Crash” Around Acworth Magazine: August 2019
“Boating Laws to Remember” Around Acworth Magazine: June 2019
“Uninsured and Underinsured Auto Coverage” Around Acworth Magazine: April 2019
“What to Know About Georgia’s New Distracted Driving Law” CaseMetrix: May 2018
“Recent Updates to Georgia Suggested Pattern Jury Instructions (Civil), July 2013-Present.”  VERDICT  Summer 2015: 29-34

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