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William W. Byington


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Bill Byington has practiced in all areas of the law in his approximately 30 years of practice, from criminal defense to wills and estates. Currently, he primarily practices in real estate law, probate and Social Security disability law.

Bill received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1973. Loving Athens, he stayed there for law school and graduated in 1976. His interests include an obsession with sports, reading and traveling. He has rarely met a vacation spot he didn't like.

From 1990 to 2002 Bill was the United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, Rome Division. From 1977 to 1983 he served as Assistant County Attorney for Floyd County, Georgia. He has served as the attorney for the Rome City Schools from 1985 and is one of the longest continuously serving school board attorneys in the state of Georgia. Currently, Bill is the Floyd County Administrator, which involves extensive work in the Probate Court.

Regarding community involvement, Bill has served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity for 10 years, is currently on the Board of Directors for the Chiaha Fair in Rome, a member of the Rome Rotary and former President of the Rome Bar Association. He is married to the former Janet Farrar of Summerville, who is the 11th Congressional District Director for United States Congressman Phil Gingrey.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1976
  • University of Georgia
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Past Positions

  • Northern District of George, Rome Division, United States Magistrate Judge, 1990 to 2002
  • Floyd County, Georgia, Assistant County Attorney, 1977 to 1983

Professional Associations

  • Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors
  • Chiaha Fair in Rome, Board of Directors
  • Rome Rotary, Member
  • Rome Bar Association, President

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney/Partner

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Estate Planning
  • Banking Law
  • Family Law
  • Business Law & Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1976