Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
B.B.A. in Finance, University of Georgia, (Magna Cum Laude)
William C. Phillips is an associate in Oliver Maner’s litigation department. A native of Savannah, Will graduated from Benedictine Military School before attending the University of Georgia, where he graduated magna cum laude from the Terry College of Business in 2017 with a B.B.A. in Finance. He earned a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2020, where he served on the Honor Court as a member of the Hearing Panel. While in law school, Will earned the Carl E. Sanders Scholarship and was a member of the 2018-2020 editions of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, where he served on the editorial review board and as an Articles and Notes Editor. He was also Vice President and Secretary of the Federalist Society. During his time in law school, Will was involved in the Student Bar Association, serving as Intramural Sports Chair.
Will was a member of the Negotiations Competition Team at Georgia Law, placing First Runner-up in the University of Georgia Intramural Negotiations Competition in 2018 and the Tulane Professional Football Negotiations Competition in 2019. While in law school, Will participated in the Criminal Defense Practicum and the Mediation Clinic, becoming a registered neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and mediating over 50-hours in the Athens-Clarke County Magistrate Court.
Before entering law school, Will completed an internship with U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter in Washington, D.C. and worked for State Farm Insurance Company, where he sold insurance with a Georgia Property and Casualty Insurance License. During his time in law school, Will worked as a summer associate with Oliver Maner. Will also worked as a corporate counsel extern for Rollins, Inc. (parent company of Orkin).