A Decatur General Practice Law Firm

The law is confusing, and that can be stressful.  I get that.  Life’s big moments can be scary.  I get that too, and that’s why I’m here to help.  Give me a call at (678) 743-1894, and we’ll schedule a no-obligation consultation to help you sort through the times when the law becomes a moment in your life.


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The Law Office of William L. Tomlin
PO Box 402
Decatur, Georgia 30031

M-Th:  9:00-5:00
F:  9:00-12:00


For All Those Moments.

We have so many moments in our lives.  Those happy moments like when we find the perfect house, and those tougher moments when something goes wrong.

My name is William Tomlin.  I’ve had a lot of those moments myself, so I get it.  I’ve started a business without much of an idea of where to begin, and I’ve had my basement flood with no clue about what to do.

If you live in Decatur, Georgia or Metro Atlanta and you’re faced with one of those moments in your life when you think you might need a lawyer, give me a call, and we’ll sit down and talk through it together.  I’ve helped clients in the following areas:

  • Administrative Agencies
  • Business Formation
  • Consumer Law
  • Contracts
  • Environmental Law
  • Land Use
  • Litigation
  • Negligence
  • Wills and Estate Planning

I’d love to help you too.  Call me at (678) 743-1894, or send me an email at contact@wltlaw.com.

About William

A graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law and Emory University, I have experience working on a breadth of legal issues, ranging from complex environmental litigation to representing clients one-on-one to recover unpaid wages.  Before opening the Law Office of William L. Tomlin, I spent over four years working for a large, corporate law firm where I gained valuable experience in a wide range of areas and learned how the law and business work.

I am prolific writer, having authored articles that have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and professional publications on topics including mass transit, monetary exactions, and forest management.  I manage and write the blog JD Verde, and I am a past editor of the State Bar of Georgia’s environmental law newsletter, Perspectives on Georgia’s Environment.

I am active in my community, serving on the Druid Hills Civic Association Board of Directors and as the Sierra Club Georgia Chapter’s Legal Chair.  Previously, I served on Greenlaw’s Leadership Council and the Sierra Club Georgia Chapter’s Executive Committee.

I am licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia.


  • OSAH Reporter, Persp. on Ga’s Env’t (Env’t L. Sec. St. B. Ga., Atlanta, Ga.), Fall 2016, at 10.
  • New Legislation Could Mark Trend that Would Bring More Timber Production to Georgia’s National Forests, Persp. on Ga’s Env’t (Env’t L. Sec. St. B. Ga., Atlanta, Ga.), Winter 2015, at 16.
  • William Tomlin, Op-Ed, Commuter Rail an Obvious Fix for Region, Atlanta J.-Const., Feb. 11, 2014, at A10.
  • Curtailing “Extortionate” Practices in (Land-Use) Permitting: Examining the Supreme Court’s Decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Mgmt. Dist., Persp. on Ga’s Env’t (Env’t L. Sec. St. B. Ga., Atlanta, Ga.), Fall 2013, at 10.