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William D. Barwick

William D. Barwick

William D. Barwick practices in the area of litigation, representing clients in the manufacturing, banking and insurance industries in cases involving commercial disputes, corporate governance, insurance coverage, fiduciary disputes and product liability. After serving three different terms on  the State Bar of Georgia’s Disciplinary Board, he also provides counsel to attorneys and firms involved in potential malpractice claims.

Mr. Barwick has tried approximately 40 jury trials in state and federal courts as either first-chair or sole counsel. He has defended insurance companies in complex multi-party fraud and RICO litigation, as well as bank trust departments in fiduciary and malpractice claims.  In addition, he has served as lead counsel in approximately 35 appellate cases in the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for both the 5th and 11th Circuits.

Mr. Barwick is a 1974 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law and a graduate of  Amherst College


Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Trusts & Estate / Fiduciary Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice

Professional Activities

  • Appointed to the Fulton County Court Improvement Task Force, 2011; Co-Chair
  • State Bar of Georgia
    • Past President, 2003-2004
    • Member, Disciplinary Board
      • Board of Governors, 1989-2009
      • Younger Lawyer Division President, 1984-1985
      • Member/Advisor Business Court Committee, 2009-Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Past President, 1992-1993
  • American Bar Association
    • Former State Representative to the House of Delegates
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Registered Civil Mediator by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Georgia Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Northern District of Georgia
    • President of the Bar Council, 2006


  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Maryland Court of Special Appeals


  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1974
  • Amherst College, B.A., 1971


  • Ichter Davis, LLC – Of Counsel, 2021 to Present
  • Duane Morris LLP
    • Partner, 2010-present
      • Atlanta Office Pro Bono Partner
      • Atlanta Office Diversity and Inclusion Partner
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
    • Of Counsel/Partner, 1986-2010
  • Peek & Whaley
    • Associate/Of Counsel, 1979-1986
  • Smith, Cohen, Ringel, Kohler & Martin
    • Associate, 1974-1978

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Georgia Army National Guard, 1971-1977
  • University of Georgia Board of Visitors, 2010-2012
  • High Museum of Art
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens
  • Atlanta History Center
  • Historic Oakland Foundation
  • Grace United Methodist Church
  • Buckhead Baseball
  • Everybody Wins! Atlanta

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Georgia Super Lawyers, 2004-2020
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2020
  • Recipient of the 2011 Atlanta Bar Association Leadership Award. This honor is presented to members who “inspire by their example, challenge by their deeds and  reminds us all of our debt to our profession and our community.”
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell ®

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM  are Certification Marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “A Day With The Experts,” Georgia Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association’s 2012 Senior Management Spring Seminar, Atlanta, May 2, 2012
  • Speaker, “Professionalism: More Than Just ‘Playing Nice,”‘ CLE Seminar, Atlanta, March 2018
  • Speaker, “Fulton County Business Court,” Corporate Counsel Seminar, 2014
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