William P. Jones

Partner / Atlanta

Bill is an experienced litigator in the Firm’s Commercial and Construction Litigation practice groups, focusing his practice on the representation of clients in commercial and employment related matters in Federal and State courts. Bill has particular experience in national litigation relating to the protection of trade secrets and the enforceability of employment agreements. In addition to litigating these disputes, he is frequently asked to review employment agreements and provide advice and counsel to companies on a wide range of employment related issues. Bill also has extensive experience in handling general business litigation matters such as breach of contract claims, tortious interference claims, suits on notes and guaranties, and tort related claims. He is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and served as the Firm’s General Counsel for several years.

Bill spends a significant amount of his practice in the representation of design professionals, contractors, and owners in litigation, arbitration, contract review and general business advice. In addition to excelling as an attorney, Bill volunteers a tremendous amount of his time toward working with various autism-related causes. In 2007, Bill co-founded a non-profit foundation, Believe In Me Foundation, Inc. (www.believeinme.com), which has raised more than $500,000 to provide educational opportunities for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Further, Bill has volunteered since 2008 to act as Autism Speaks’ Chapter Advocacy Co-Chair, and helped introduce and lobby for a bill before the Georgia General Assembly that would end insurance discrimination against children with autism.

In 2012, Bill was selected to participate in Catholic Charities Atlanta’s Leadership Class; upon graduation, he was chosen to serve on the Steering Committee for the same. This program works to empower Catholic professionals who seek to become servant leaders in the business community through professional development, education and mentoring.

In 2013, Bill was also invited to lead by his alma mater, South Dakota School of Mines, to serve on the Alumni Association Board. In 2016, Bill was selected to serve a second term on the Board and currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee.

In 2014, Bill was invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Excel Progress (Scheller College of Business) at Georgia Tech. The Excel Program is a four-year college program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Bill enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three boys who are active in lacrosse, baseball and football.

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