Bill Rhoads

Practice Area


Legal Assistant


Bill Rhoads, a native of Commerce, Georgia, joined Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles as an associate attorney in 2009 and was named as a member of the firm in 2016. His primary areas of practice include general estate planning, wills and trusts, business transactions, and providing tax advice for clients. In 2015, Georgia Trend magazine named Mr. Rhoads one of the Legal Elite in the areas of taxes and estates. Mr. Rhoads also has experience in commercial real estate transactions and has participated in numerous owner and seller side transactions, including owner financing as well as third party financing.

Before joining Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles, Mr. Rhoads worked as a health economist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.


Professional Admissions

  • State and Superior Courts of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • US Tax Court/Tax Bar

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Northeast Georgia Estate Planning Council
  • Gainesville – Northeastern Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Hall County, Class of 2015 – 2016
  • Rehabilitation Industries of Northeast Georgia, Board of Directors (2014 – 2019)
  • Gainesville Jaycees, Director (2011 – 2013)
  • Habitat for Humanity Triathlon, Coordinator
  • Elachee Nature Science Center, Board of Trustees


  • 2015 Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite
  • 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers

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