Bill Rhoads


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 of Georgia (All State and Superior Courts, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court)
  • 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

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


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

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