William P. Churchill III, P.C., has almost three decades of experience in the law. He graduated from Union University, Albany Law School in 1988 with a Doctorate in Juris Prudence. From there he went to work as a staff attorney for the Georgia Legal Services program, in Atlanta, where he practiced General Civil Law, assisting the indigent population within a six county area. After six years in that office, he was named an Administrative Law Judge for the Office of State Administrative Hearings, also in Atlanta, Georgia. In this position Mr. Churchill conducted civil, non-jury hearings for State agencies. He handled more than 100 cases monthly, and his duties included review and research, conferences, pre-hearing mediation determination, mediation, hearings, and preparation of orders and decisions.
In 2002 Mr. Churchill became an attorney-of-counsel for Deming, Parker, Hoffman, Green & Campbell, P.C., in Norcross, GA. He practiced administrative, contract, domestic, general civil, real estate, landlord/tenant, and labor law. Mr. Churchill averaged a caseload of 50 clients a month, and he handled every aspect of their cases from initial contact to the conclusion of the case.
In 2004 Mr. Churchill decided to open his own practice. He wanted to specialize in General Civil Law, Administrative Law, Family Law, and Personal Injury Law. His goal was to treat each client as an individual, with a focus on honesty, integrity and professionalism. He made it his mission to give hands-on, personal service to every client. This means that Mr. Churchill personally handles the initial client interview, preliminary investigation, case assessment, legal research, document preparation (including general correspondence, initial pleadings, and discovery requests), motion practice, witness interviews, document review, witness preparation, hearing/trial preparation, settlement conferences, and hearing/court representation. Since 2004 Mr. Churchill has brought a successful resolution to hundreds of cases.
Mr. Churchill became a registered neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute resolution in 1997. His prior experience as an attorney gives him the expertise necessary to handle any mediation in a professional manner in a variety of areas. Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. Mediation is a "party-centered" process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The mediator uses a wide variety of techniques to guide the process in a constructive direction and to help the parties find their optimal solution. A mediator is facilitative in that she/he manages the interaction between parties and facilitates open communication. Mr. Churchill has the ability to assist in all areas of mediation.