William D. Deveney


800 International Tower
229 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303

404-582-8414 - Direct
404-659-6700 - Main


Will is a member of the Complex Litigation Practice Group and has experience in business and commercial litigation, transactional activity and directors and officers errors and omissions. Additionally, he focuses in the areas of product liability and toxic torts, fraud and embezzlement and large exposure matters. Will also works with clients on employment-related matters within a variety of industries, including manufacturing, commercial, and retail. His clients strongly trust the advice and counseling he gives regarding best practices, litigation avoidance, strategy and trial tactics.


J.D., Emory University, 1989
B.A., University of Maryland, 1981


Benefits Litigation
Class & Collective Action
Complex Litigation
Employment Law
Labor Relations
Unfair Competition
Wage and Hour


American Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
Dekalb Chamber of Commerce


Member of Board of Commissioners, Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (Governor Appointed)Law Clerk to the Honorable Allen L. Chancey, Chief Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Georgia Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers® in America



Representative Matters

Complex Litigation

Served as co-counsel for a company defending against a claim for future commissions and obtained dismissal of subsequent action on grounds of res judicata.

Served as co-counsel on a $200 million fraud case filed by Lloyd’s of London against a life expectancy provider.

Employment Law

Served as lead counsel for a company defending against a reduction-in-force discharge case under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Served as lead counsel for a company defending against a discharge claim brought by a company driver under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Served as co-counsel for a company defending against a wrongful discharge claim under the federal Energy Reorganization Act.

Wage and Hour

Successfully moved for summary judgment for an employer on applicable overtime formula in Fair Labor Standards Act case.

Legal Assistant/Paralegal:

Susan M. Stroud

404-582-8405 - Direct