retired partner, attorney-at-law

Jerry A. Williams


Jerry Williams is a retired partner of Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles. For over 40 years, he worked closely with the attorneys at SGWM as the firm’s leading tax law expert.

A former attorney for the Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Williams was known for his in-depth understanding of the ever-changing tax code. He worked closely with clients to protect their assets in business transactions and through estate planning in a way that protected clients’ long-term goals and values.

Mr. Williams remains a prominent member of the Gainesville Rotary Club and served for many years as a board member for Gainesville Independent Schools, where he has served as Treasurer and attorney for Lakeview Academy.


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, 1970, J.D.
  • Valparaiso University, 1967, B.S. of Civil Engineering

Professional Admissions

  • State of Georgia
  • State of Iowa
  • US Tax Court
  • US District Court of Northern District of Georgia
  • US Court of Appeals – 5th Circuit
  • US Supreme Court
  • US District Court Southern District of Georgia

Professional Organizations

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

Community Involvement

  • Gainesville Rotary
  • Gainesville Independent School Board

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