Attorney - William R. Gordon, Jr.


William R. Gordon, Jr.
HBS Atlanta Office

P: (404) 586-6602
F: (678) 539-1575
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William Gordon is a partner in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. Mr. Gordon received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999 from the University of Alabama, and his Juris Doctorate in 2004 from New York Law School.  Mr. Gordon was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2004, and the State Bar of Georgia in 2010.  During law school, Mr. Gordon clerked for the Honorable William A. Shashy in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama in Montgomery.

Practice Areas


Mr. Gordon has represented employers in the defense of Title VII claims.  Specifically, Mr. Gordon has participated in the defense of a hospital in a claim of racial discrimination, and the defense of a chiropractic clinic in a claim of gender discrimination. Mr. Gordon has also represented teachers and school system employees in a wide array of employment issues.  These disputes were handled before arbitrators, Administrative Law Judges, and in trial and appellate courts.  Such claims involved termination, suspension, licensing, drug testing, grievances and criminal charges.  Mr. Gordon has participated in approximately thirty such arbitration proceedings, administrative hearings, and state court trials, with a successful outcome reached in twenty-seven of those proceedings.

General Liability

In the area of general liability, Mr. Gordon concentrates on claims including insurance coverage disputes and personal injury claims, such as slip and falls and automobile accidents.

Professional Malpractice and Ethics

Mr. Gordon is a member of the Professional Negligence/ Non-Medical and Fiduciary practice group.  He has represented attorneys in malpractice and fiduciary claims in a variety of disputes, including but not limited to complex commercial and residential real estate transactions, personal injury claims, levies, and defamation. Mr. Gordon has first hand experience in every facet of malpractice litigation, from pre-claim assistance through trial and appeal.

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Mr. Gordon has represented hospitals, physicians, nurses and other medical staff involving a broad scope of areas and claims involving birth trauma, emergency medicine, catastrophic injury and wrongful death.  Mr. Gordon has significant litigation experience in these areas, and recently assisted with obtaining a defense verdict in a wrongful death/malpractice claim in early 2013.  Mr. Gordon also advises his clients regarding proactive measures to minimize risk and adopt practices that are consistent with the safe and effective operation of medical facilities.


University of Alabama, B.S., 1999
New York Law School, J.D., 2004


Alabama, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 2004
Georgia, 2010
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2010
Georgia Court of Appeals, 2010