Families & Individuals
Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles (SGWM) offers families and individuals within our community exceptional representation in a variety of practice areas, including family law, estate planning, bankruptcy, personal injury, and more. We take great pride in not only representing our community but also being deeply involved in it – because we believe that the more connected we are with our neighbors, the better we can serve them.
General Civil Litigation
Our team of knowledgeable attorneys are no strangers to civil (non-criminal) litigation cases. Whether you are considering a lawsuit or facing a lawsuit, SGWM can walk you through the entire process and the necessary paperwork involved.
Real Estate Transactions & Litigation
Real estate law has been part of our firm from the beginning. Our attorneys are tuned into North Georgia’s rapidly growing real estate market and the complex laws that affect residential and commercial real estate transactions.
SGWM is sensitive to the emotions, pain, and turmoil that are often part of transitions in family life. Through our compassionate and professional guidance, our firm works to provide favorable results for our clients through mediation and settlement or complex litigation.
Wills & Estate
The best time to plan for the future is now, and SGWM’s exceptional attorneys can help. Our estate planning team provides personal, in-depth counseling to individuals and families for the preservation and transfer of property.
Tax Law & Litigation
Protecting yourself and your assets can be a daunting task. SGWM offers a full range of taxation services, including advice concerning federal and Georgia corporate and individual income tax, estate and inheritance tax, and the federal gift tax.
Deciding whether or not to file for bankruptcy is a serious decision. SGWM excels at communication and helping you make an informed choice. If you choose to move forward with bankruptcy, we will be with you every step of the way.
SGWM has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in personal injury and wrongful death cases. We also work to defend companies and employees against claims and help injured parties receive just compensation.
Accidents and injuries can occur on the job, leading to life-changing situations that must be dealt with promptly and professionally. Whether you are an employer or a claimant, we can help you navigate the complexities of workers’ compensation.
SGWM’s employment law practice represents businesses, corporations, and individuals in a wide range of employment-related matters, including equal opportunity issues, employment discrimination claims, and protection of proprietary information.
Probate & Trust Litigation
Hear What Our Clients Have to Say
“ In the past decade Bill has served as a valuable resource for my clients. He has a unique way of discussing the importance of Estate planning to where my clients are eager to provide the information and complete the process in a timely manner. What sets Bill apart is his genuine care of the people he works for and with. Not only will he always give you an honest opinion, he will go out of his way to make sure the estate planning process satisfies every need of the client. He breaks his complex job down into language that is understandable and relatable for clients in all different stages in life. I cannot say enough great things to describe the attorney and man he is. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest, fair and caring Estate attorney.
- Anonymous Financial Advisor ,
“ As a client, I proudly recommend Bill Rhoads. I trust him with all my legal matters. I have had the pleasure of working with Bill personally and professionally. I always recommend Bill to assist my clients. His down- to-earth, real-world approach always makes me feel comfortable that my legal matters are being handled competently and with care. Bill is always responsive. Always meticulous. Always willing to take the time to explain things. His legal acumen and insight have been instrumental in assisting me and my clients with our legal issues.
- Samuel Latimer, CPA, Rushton and Company, LLC
“ Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles has been handling legal matters for Fieldale for over 30 years. We first hired them to defend a truck wreck. We now use the firm to manage a variety of legal issues, including corporate and real estate transactions, vehicle accidents, and commercial litigation. They deliver exceptional results and add value to our company.
- Tom Hensley, President, Fieldale Farms Corporation
“ We were referred to Smith, Gilliam, Williams and Miles by a friend, specifically to Mr. Keith Whitaker. We were in need of operating agreements and buy/sell agreements for our two businesses. Keith was professional, thorough, and not only handled everything we needed efficiently, but also made us feel like we weren't just clients but part of their family. We would highly recommend this firm for any legal needs you may have.
- Jack Nolan/Jamie Allred, Owners, Fortify Kitchen and Bar and Fortify Pi
Law For Businesses & Corporations
SGWM has a proud history of representing and consulting with businesses of all sizes throughout Georgia. Whether you are a start-up, emerging small business, or an industry giant, our firm has the resources, insight, and experience you need from a trusted partner.