William D. Matthews

Of Counsel

Direct: 404.873.8670
Fax: 404.873.8671
171 17th Street, NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


William is of counsel in the Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights & Financial Restructuring practice.

William focuses his practice on the representation of trustees, creditors, and debtors in all aspects of bankruptcy. William has over thirty years of experience, including a clerkship with an Atlanta bankruptcy judge. His prior employment also includes three premier, small bankruptcy firms, where he represented debtors, trustees, creditors, committees, and entities purchasing assets of bankrupt enterprises. He has also practiced in diverse areas of commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and appellate work in both state and federal appeals courts.


  • Duke University School of Law, Juris Doctor,
    with Honors
  • University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Science - Mathematics
    • Minor in Computer Science
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • U.S.C. Scholarship Recipient; Outstanding Math Major Award, 1982 and 1983
    • President of Pi Mu Epsilon (Math Honor Society)
    • Honors Program (South Carolina College)
  • State of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia 1989
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia