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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.

    770.822.8707

    William.Linkous@gwinnettcounty.com

Mission
The mission of the Gwinnett County Law Department is to deliver high-quality legal services at a reasonable cost to Gwinnett County government and its elected officials, employees, managers, staff, authorities, constitutional officers, courts, and other related governmental organizations, thus providing benefits and value to the citizens of Gwinnett County.

Additional Information
Law Department attorneys primarily represent the government entity of Gwinnett County, as generally reflected by a majority vote of its Board of Commissioners. Law Department attorneys also represent, on occasion, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, other elected county officials, employees, managers, staff, authorities, constitutional officers, courts, and other related governmental organizations. For more information, please click in the navigation bar to the left.
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, the Gwinnett County Bar Association, or the Atlanta Legal Aid’s Gwinnett County Office for assistance. The Gwinnett County Bar Association can be contacted at 404.532.9254, and the Atlanta Legal Aid’s Gwinnett County Office may be reached at 678.376.4545.
Law Department attorneys primarily represent the government entity of Gwinnett County, as generally reflected by a majority vote of its Board of Commissioners. Law Department attorneys also represent, on occasion, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, other elected county officials, employees, managers, staff, authorities, constitutional officers, courts, and other related governmental organizations. For more information, please click in the navigation bar to the left.

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, the Gwinnett County Bar Association, or the Atlanta Legal Aid’s Gwinnett County Office for assistance. The Gwinnett County Bar Association can be contacted at 404.532.9254, and the Atlanta Legal Aid’s Gwinnett County Office may be reached at 678.376.4545.