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William Head

William Head

Board Certified in DUI Law; Best Lawyers in America; Super Lawyers; UGA Law 1976
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Personal Injury...
  • Georgia, Georgia
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Summary

A Board Certified DUI defense lawyer, (one of only 4 in Georgia) handling contested misdemeanor and felony DUI, vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle GA and other criminal defense cases for 41 years, The name "Bubba Head" is synonymous with aggressive criminal defense. Mr. Head has trained thousands of criminal defense attorneys across America. He also started the first Internet Legal Directory (www.DrunkDrivingDefense.com) for DWI-DUI defense attorneys in 1999. This original directory was designed to help consumers seeking a top-rated DUI-DWI law firm to locate that person without "taking a chance" on the quality of their legal representation. Mr. Head holds every major award and accolade that a DUI defense lawyer can achieve, and is rated at the highest echelon of all the attorney rating services. William C. Head is Board Certified in DUI criminal defense by NCDD.com. The concept for starting the National College for DUI Defense originated with Bubba Head in 1994, when he invited other DUI book authors and lecturers to help him form the organization. William Head has authored or co-authored twelve drunk driving books, chapters of other books, and numerous articles on criminal trial practice and DUI defense trial tactics. Mr. Head is "av" rated (highest ethical standards and level of competency) with Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to its Pre-Eminent List of Law Firms for over 20 years. His published books include 101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction (1991), and the Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual, written in 1995, but published annually by Thomson/Reuters (previously West Publishing).

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Civil or criminal.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    MC, VISA, AMEX and DISCOVER
  • Contingent Fees
    Criminal and DUI cases are FLAT FEES, paid in stages, according to how much work the case requires to win.Civil litigation cases have CONTINGENT fees.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees on all criminal cases, with ranges from $500 on traffic case defense to felony fees adjusted to the seriousness of the offense.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Georgia
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Private Practice Law Firm since 1976
- Current
More than 4000 clients.
Education
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
J.D. / Law (1976)
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Honors: Barrister's Club
Activities: Moot Court General Board
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.A. / History (1973)
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Intramural softball champions, 1970
Honors: cum laude
Awards
DUI Lawyer of the Year 2017
Best Lawyers in America
Second time Best Lawyers has honored Mr. Head.
Georgia Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
13th successive year named to be a Georgia Super Lawyer
Best Lawyers in Georgia
Best Lawyers in America
One of fewer than 10 DUI defense attorneys in GA
Georgia Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
12th successive year as GA Super lawyer
Best Lawyers in Georgia
Best Lawyers in America
One of fewer than 10 DUI lawyers in the state
Super Lawyers
Superlawyers
Best Lawyer's Category, DUI Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers for 2013
Superlawyers
Best Lawyer's Category, DUI Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers for 2012
Superlawyers
Atlanta DUI Lawyer of the Year for 2012
Best Lawyers in America
America's most exclusive lawyer ratings service that comes from peer-reviewed surveys.
Best Lawyer's Category, DUI Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Georgia SuperLawyer
Superlawyers
Currently am a SuperLawyer in Personal Injury - General, Criminal Law and DUI defense.
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Rating Service-Eminent Law Firm Award
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Rating Service - Pre-Eminent
Our firm has been designated one of Martindale's "Pre-Eminent Law Firms, an award that is bestowed upon only 7% of all law firms in America.
Highest Rated Attorney in Georgia, All Practice Areas, by Client Ratings
AVVO National Attorney Ratings
Over 16,000 Georgia attorneys are listed. Mr. Head rates the highest, based on credentials and client ratings.
Highest Rated Attorney in America, Litigation, by Client Ratings
AVVO National Attorney Rating Service
With 92,000 attorneys listed as Litigation attorneys, Mr. Head currently is the highest rated Litigation attorney for this Directory, based on Client Ratings.
Best Lawyer's Category, DUI Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Until 2010, Mr. Head was the SOLE listing for the State of Georgia for DUI Defense.
Top 100 List
ATLA - The American Trial Lawyers Association
National Trial Lawyers Organization.
Georgia's Legal Elite
Georgia Trend Magazine
Award based on nominations from attorneys across Georgia
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Best Lawyer's Category, DUI Defense
Best Lawyers in America
First Lawyer in GA to be named to Best Lawyer for DUI defense.
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Georgia Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Board Certification in DUI Defense
National College for DUI Defense
Mr. Head has been Board Certified as specialist in DUI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense. This organization petitioned the American Bar Association in 1999 and began theprocess of seeking NATIONAL status. The ABA approved NCDD.com as the sole source of this training in 2003. Only 70 attorneys nationwide have achieved Board Certification. Mr. Head has maintinaed his Certification throughout the time the designation of this field of specialty was created.
Best Attorney in America
NCDD - National College for DUI Defense
The national organization voted on the top attorney in the nation.
Professional Associations
DUIDLA
Charter Member and Member of Board of Trustees for the Foundation
- Current
Activities: Mr. Head was invited to be a Charter Member of the DUIDLA, a democratically-run organization of DUI-DWI defense attorneys from across America. Mr. Head also serves as a Trustee of the DUIDLA Foundation, which has as its goal furthering the legal education of public defenders and novice trial lawyers who need advanced training in DUI-DWI practice, breathalyzer testing error, and blood test forensic science.
NACDL - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
LIFE Member
- Current
Activities: Largest group of criminal defense attorneys in America.
www.NCDD.com - National College for DUI Defense
Founder and Regent (retired) - one of 12 Attorneys in Nation in Launch
- Current
National College for DUI Defense
Founder (1 of 12) and Program Speaker
- Current
Activities: The NCDD.com was organized in 1995 at Mr. Head's office in Atlanta, along with 11 other DUI-DWI attorneys. Originally, a single summer training session was conducted in 1995. Then, a winter program was begun, which later was expanded to four annual, multi-day programs with FIXED locations at Las Vegas (FALL), Cambridge, MA (SUMMER), Mastering Scientific Evidence (NEW ORLEANS) and a winter program that "floats" to a variety of locations both inside and outside the USA.
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Rating Service
Listed "av" rated attorney
- Current
Activities: http://www.martindale.com/William-C-Head/855959-lawyer.htm?view=cr SEE 5.0 of possible 5.0 rating.
GTLA - Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
CHAMPION Member
- Current
GACDL - Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
LIFE Member
- Current
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
GACDL.org
DUI Bootcamp
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Activities: Periodically, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers sponsors a special training session for Public Defenders in Georgia. I have chaired each of these programs.
www.NCDD.com
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI-DWI Cases
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Activities: Mr. Head started this series of Forensic Evidence in Atlanta on October 14, 1994. In 2004, the series was taken over by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense. Mr. Head was a featured speaker for most of the programs, but has now deferred being a speaker in favor of letting other lawyers be in the spotlight. An average of 200 attendees have taken this seminar for the last 10 years. The current program has being conducted in New Orleans the past five years, but prior programs have been held in Dallas, Houston, Miami and Gulfport, MS, after several successful programs in Atlanta.
Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
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Activities: I have chaired or co-chaired this non-profit seminar for 16 of the 22 years it has been conducted. It is the largest DUI training seminar in Georgia each year.
ABA - American Bar Association
Member
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SCACDL - South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Founding Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual
Thomson-Reuters (West)
The DUI Book - Washington Edition
Headlines
The DUI Book
Headlines
101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction
Maximar Publishing
Speaking Engagements
GACDL DUI Boot Camp, DUI BOOT CAMP, Atlanta, GA
GACDL.org
Co-Chair of Program on Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases
Kentucky DUI Law, KY Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Louisville, KY
Kentucky Criminal Defense Lawyers
KY DUI defense lawyer seminar
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute, DUI Defense lawyers, Atlanta, GA
ICLE-GA
Two day, intensive DUI defense lawyer seminar
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute, DUI Defense lawyers, Atlanta, GA
ICLE-GA
Two day, intensive DUI defense lawyer seminar
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute, DUI Defense lawyers, Atlanta, GA
ICLE-GA
Two day, intensive DUI defense lawyer seminar
Certifications
Board Certified in DUI Defense
www.NCDD.com
Websites & Blogs
Website
Atlanta DUI Lawyer William C. "Bubba" Head
Website
Georgia Criminal Defense
Blog
Bubba Head Gmail
Blog
Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorneys
Legal Answers
417 Questions Answered

Q. I have a lawyer who gave me a doctor.The doctor referred me to physical therapy and it's extremely painful.
A: Having had MUCH physical therapy, it is painful. I agree. But, to get full use of the hand, and range of motion, these methods are needed. Yes, if you quit therapy, your civil case may be affected. Keep a daily diary of the pain levels you endured during therapy. Use a 0 to 10 scale, for pain level. That calendar of pain levels may be used later, in court, when you testify.
Q. How does a state have standing to bring a bill of indictment, without corpus delecti evidence?
A: Since 1972 in Georgia, corpus delicti has been allowed to be proven by circumstantial evidence. Go to trial, and see how the case comes out.
Q. What is the maximum amount of money a personal injury lawyer can take from a client's settlement?
A: Medical and treatment costs come out of YOUR part. This sounds like what happened. This is not a fee. It is a cost item. That is why we do not take these small claims.
Q. What do i do?
A: Police investigate cases, and either charge or don't charge. Was your dog off its leash? Did the scooter driver get a DUI ticket? Not enough info to answer this statement, and non-question.
Q. My ex-partner just got a 2nd DUI. His 1st was dismissed b/c he completed an AEP in June.Will that factor in the new one?
A: Yes. The new one will be treated as a second DUI CALL a local DUI specialist, in or near that city or county court.
Q. can my police chief fire me for turning him in for theft?
A: You have rights, relating to wrongful discharge. Contact me, for a referral, if it occurs. He will be gone soon, and may retaliate. William Head 404-567-5515
Q. I was a victim of road rage by a semi driver. What kind of lawyer do I need? No physical injury to me or my fiance.
A: Need more information, about whether driver entered a guilty plea, or was acquitted, or case dismissed, or diversion, after the arrest for Agg Assault was made. Call me, and I can refer you to a TN attorney. William Head 404-567-4030
Q. Car got hit in parking lot in Tennessee and all I have is libilaity and uninsured motorist. Car left scene
A: Be certain to be 100% honest about the crash. The insurance company gas accident investigators that are skilled at forensic accident reconstruction. Call this personal injury attorney. Tell him that William Head, from Atlanta, referred you. 865-540-8300
Q. If I have a boss that harasses me on a daily bases, what can I do?
A: If it via not sexual harassment, age discrimination, or some protected "class" of behavior, your remedy is to find someplace else to work. Sounds like that is what your boss wants you to do, anyway.
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Contact & Map
William C. Head, PC - Sandy Springs DUI Lawyer - Dunwoody DUI Lawyer
5 Concourse Pkwy
#2340
Atlanta, GA 30328
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 384-4323
Telephone: (404) 567-5515
Fax: (404) 602-0929
William C. Head, PC - Marietta, Cobb County DUI, Satellite Office - Marietta DUI Lawyer
109 Anderson Street
Ste 103
Marietta, GA 30060
USA
Toll-Free: (844) 384-2622
Telephone: (404) 567-5515
Fax: (877) 586-7150
William C. Head, PC - Alpharetta Office - Roswell GA Office - Milton Office - Georgia DUI Lawyer
1001 Cambridge Square
Ste D
Alpharetta, GA 30009
USA
Toll-Free: (844) 285-2889
Telephone: (404) 567-5515
Fax: (404) 602-0929
William C. Head, PC - Gwinnett County DUI - Satellite Office - Duluth GA DUI Lawyer
6340 Sugarloaf Parkway
Ste 200
Duluth, GA 30097
USA
Toll-Free: (877) 384-4323
Telephone: (404) 567-5515
Fax: (877) 586-7150
William C. Head, PC - Athens DUI Lawyer Office - 1-844-LAW-DAWG [529-3294]
224 Clayton Street
Athens, GA 30601
USA
Toll-Free: (844) 529-3294
Telephone: (706) 621-3625
Fax: (877) 586-7150
William C. Head, PC - Dalton - TEAMDUI Office - Ralph Hinman - Dalton DUI Lawyer
215 West Gordon Street
Dalton, GA 30722
USA
Toll-Free: (844) 832-6384
Telephone: (706) 278-2488
Fax: (877) 586-7150