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William R.


Bill Wildman’s practice focuses on representing parties in the construction industry. Bill helps his clients anticipate and solve potential problems and counsels them on day-to-day operations. He represents owners, contractors and design professionals in the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts and in all aspects of both construction litigation and arbitration, including prosecuting and defending against claims. Bill has significant experience drafting and negotiating construction contracts for developers and large institutional investors for multi-family projects.

With more than 25 years of experience, Bill has mediated, litigated and arbitrated a host of issues, including delay, acceleration, extra work and construction defect claims. He has defended design professionals on high-profile wrongful death and personal injury claims resulting from structures that collapse while under construction , guided major metropolitan school districts through their multi-million dollar construction programs and resolve disputes involving construction defects on multi-family projects.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of construction law (2009-2016)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of construction law (2009-2011, 2016-2017) and construction – litigation (2012-2017)

Recipient of the Best Paper Award for “Class Arbitration and the Construction Dispute: Analysis of Current Jurisprudence and Practical Tips for the Construction Practitioner,” which appeared in the ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction (2014)

Professional Activities

Member, Forum on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association
Member, Construction Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
Adjunct faculty member, Alternative Dispute Resolution course, Georgia Institute of Technology School Public Policy
Named to the Leadership DeKalb Class of 2014

  • J.D., cum laude, Cornell University School of Law, Editor, Cornell Law Review
  • B.S., Cornell University
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • New York

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