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  • County Attorney:
    William J. Linkous III

    William J. Linkous III
    p: 770.822.8707
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    County Attorney : William J. Linkous III

    Staff Member Name William has more than 20 years of experience in local government law, litigation, and labor employment law. He earned his juris doctorate from the Georgia State University College of Law. He also studied at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina, and holds an undergraduate degree from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

    Prior to his appointment to lead the Gwinnett County Law Department, William worked for DeKalb County, first as Chief Assistant County Attorney and then as County Attorney. He led a team of 17 staff attorneys and was responsible for all of the county’s legal affairs.

    Early in his career, he worked as a senior assistant county attorney for Gwinnett and spent several years in private practice where he served as counsel to several local governments. He is an active member of the state bar association and frequently lectures at legal seminars for city and county attorneys.



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For legal assistance of a personal nature, such as questions on marriage, divorce, child custody, employee rights, rental and property rights, or other personal matters, please consult the attorney section of your local telephone directory for assistance. Other resources include the Gwinnett Bar Association that can be contacted by calling 404.532.9254 and the Atlanta Legal Aid’s Gwinnett Office that can be contacted by calling 678.376.4545.