William S. Cowsert

William S. Cowsert

General Contact

(706) 543-7700

Paralegal Contact

Courtney Lugar
courtney.lugar@cowsertheath.com

Morgan Penland
morgan.penland@cowsertheath.com

Biography

William “Bill” S. Cowsert is a founding partner of Cowsert Heath, LLP. Bill earned a B.S. in business administration from Presbyterian College in 1980 and received a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1983. Bill was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2006. In 2014, he was elected the Majority Leader.

He is the past president of the Athens Sertoma Club and Clarke County Heart Association. He is a board member of the Athens Touchdown Club.

Bill lives in Athens with his wife Amy where they are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens. They have three grown children.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Defense
    • Personal/Bodily Injury
    • Premises Liability
    • Trucking/ Commercial Vehicle Litigation
    • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Criminal Defense
    • DUI
    • Speeding Tickets/Traffic Offenses
    • Minor In Possession/ Fake IDs
    • Misdemeanors
    • Drug Offenses
    • Felonies
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
    • Business Disputes
    • Business Contracts
    • Non-compete Disputes
    • Employment Agreements
  • Probate
    • Trust and Estate Litigation

Education

  • J.D., University of Georgia, 1983
  • B.S., Presbyterian College, 1980

Memberships

  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Athens Touchdown Club
  • First Presbyterian Church of Athens

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia