Cedartown, Georgia Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Attorney
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William L. Lundy, Jr. focuses his attorney services on several practice areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, motor vehicle collisions, tractor trailer collisions, elder abuse and nursing home negligence, and workers' compensation.
William L. Lundy Jr. was involved in two of the largest jury verdicts in the State of Georgia in the last year, recovering a $9.5 million verdict in Walker County State Court in an elder abuse and neglect case against a personal care home and home health care agency, and a $2 million verdict in Polk Superior Court against a nursing home.
Bill was born in Marietta, Georgia, on November 25, 1958. Bill’s family later moved to Cedartown, Georgia and he graduated from Cedartown High School in 1977. Bill earned a football scholarship to Jacksonville State University and played from 1977-81. While playing four years for the Gamecocks, Bill was a member of 3 NCAA Division II Playoff football team and two Gulf South Conference champions.
Bill was Captain for 6 games during his Senior year and was a two-year letterman. He received the O.C. Ashworth Award following his Senior season at J.S.U. (Even now Bill stays involved with J.S.U. Gamecocks Football, serving as the attorney for the football lettermen’s “J Club”). Bill served as President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes while at J.S.U. He received his B.S. Degree in Finance and Real Estate in 1981 (B.S. 1981). He attended the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama graduating with a juris doctorate degree in 1984 (J.D. 1984), earning Dean’s List distinction. In law school, Bill was a member of the National Trial Client Counseling Team competing nationally.
Bill returned to Cedartown to practice law in 1985 with the late Senator James I. Parker where the law firm became known as Parker and Lundy. Senator Parker was a past President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Bill’s brother Richard J. Lundy is his law partner along with Charles E. Morris, Jr.
Professionally, Bill and his firm handled and won the U.S. Supreme Court case of Easterwood vs. CSX Transportation, Inc., 507 US. 123; 113 S.Ct. (1993);933 F.2d 1548 (11th Circuit GA 1992). This landmark U.S. Supreme Court case involved a citizen of Cartersville, Georgia, struck and killed by a CSX train at an unsafe crossing in Cartersville, Georgia, and issues of federal pre-emption in railroad grade crossing deaths. Bill has handled this and many cases over a 26 year career in appellate and trial courts.
Bill has an active practice involving serious injuries in areas of tractor trailer wrecks, railroad grade crossing deaths and injuries, mistreatment of the elderly at nursing homes and assisted living facilities and home health care agencies.
Bill is an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyer Association (GTLA), and nationally the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
Bill served as a Director on the Board of United Bank and Trust with offices in Cedartown and Rockmart for six years, and presently serves on the local advisory Board of Directors for Suntrust Bank in Northwest Georgia.
Bill has served professionally as Chairman of the Investigative Panel for Lawyers Discipline for the entire State Bar of Georgia and as President of the Tallapoosa Circuit Bar Association. Bill has also served as Chairman of the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
Bill is a member of the WCCL Executive Committee, an organization dedicated to the protection of injured workers and their families in Georgia.
Related to his law practice, Bill started a Safe and Defensive Driving School back in 2004, instructing teenage drivers on rules of the road and defensive driving skills. The Safe and Defensive Driving School for teenagers grew out of Bill’s witnessing repetitive mistakes teenage drivers make resulting in serious and catastrophic injuries. It has grown to the point that the class is limited to the first 100 students who sign up each year and at no tuition charge for the students (held annually in February - March).
Bill is a founding owner of the Cedartown Theatrical Performers Company, LLC, providing theater performance opportunities for the areas youth. This theater company produces one show per year in which Bill serves as Producer and Director and has done so for 8 years now. These shows are known regionally and draw full house attendance at the Cedartown Civic Auditorium, which seats just under 1,000. No child is charged any fee for being in the shows.
Recently, Bill was cast as a featured extra in three Hollywood movies: “Jayne Mansfield’s Car” directed by and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, and Kevin Bacon, “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” directed by Mira Nair starring Kate Hudson, “42” starring Harrison Ford, and “Trouble With the Curve” starring Clint Eastwood. Bill was also cast as a featured extra in the pilot episode of “The Following,” a television show starring Kevin Bacon.
Bill’s experience on television and movie sets led him to write, produce, direct and star in an independent feature film. The film draws upon Bill’s experiences as an attorney, father, husband and community leader, and is a great reflection of the joys associated with small town life. The film will be released in 2013.
Further service for Mr. Lundy includes beginning a Christian Academy in Cedartown, Georgia, known as Lundy Christian Academy, located at 242 East Avenue in Cedartown, Georgia. The Christian Academy is in its 7th year of existence and all of his four children attend or attended.
Bill has served on the Cedartown Civic Arts Commission, and as an officer in the Cedartown Jaycees, and for 26 years as color analyst for the Cedartown Bulldogs football team (including broadcasting two state championship football games) for WGAA Radio 1340 AM in Cedartown, Georgia.
Monday through Friday, Bill hosts a local radio program in which he discusses current laws and cases that affect our country, state, and our citizens. The broadcast is known as the “Birthday & Anniversary Club” and Bill may be heard live daily between the time of 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at 1340 AM. These broadcasts may also be heard on the world wide web at www.wgaaradio.com.
Bill is licensed in both Georgia and Alabama and has been so licensed since 1985. He is entering his 28th year of law practice. He has handled many cases to jury verdict, mediation, and settlement over 27 years of law practice.
Bill was on the creation committee of the Alabama Kids Chance Scholarship, a scholarship that benefits the children of injured workers in Alabama. Bill also contributes to Georgia Kids Chance, a scholarship program that helps the children of injured workers in Georgia.
Bill believes in personal and individual attention to cases and clients. He loves the practice of law in his hometown.
Bill has spoken at many statewide seminars on trial practice, mediations, tractor trailer accidents, automobile wrecks, nursing home negligence, mistreatment of the elderly involving serious injury and death, and workers’ compensation.
Bill is happily married to the former Catharine Wells of Birmingham, Alabama. She has an Accounting Degree from J.S.U. and serves as a teacher at L.C.A. and paralegal at Parker and Lundy. They have been married for 29 years and have four children: Laura, age 24, in her third year of law school after a four-year full scholarship tennis career at J.S.U.; Will and Lee, now freshmen in college, age 18; and Spencer, age 17, a Junior at L.C.A.
Bill may be reached at 678-861-4480; Post Office Box 1018; 212 Main Street, Cedartown, Georgia 30125, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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