William D. Harvard

Bill was born on November 19, 1952 in Vienna, Georgia. He was admitted to the bar in Georgia in 1981. He attended the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia in 1981. He was a member of the editorial board for the Georgia Law Review from 1980 to 1981. While a member of the Law Review, he published Case Comment, "Discretionary Function Exception to the F.T.C.A." Georgia Law Review (15:1981). From 1982 to 1983, Bill served as a law clerk to Honorable Hardy Gregory, Jr., Supreme Court of Georgia. He is a member of the Western Circuit Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Bar Foundation Board of Trustees, for which he is a past president. Bill was also a lieutenant in the United States Navy from 1974 to 1979. His focus in litigation is products liability and general civil litigation.

Bill has tried cases throughout the country and is a veteran of most of the major consolidations of the 1990s, including consolidations in Texas, Louisiana, West Virginia, and Maryland. Bill is one of the most visible and well-known trial lawyers of the asbestos litigation. Bill may have tried more cases than any individual currently active in asbestos trial practice. He has tried cases in more than a dozen states. He is licensed in both Georgia and Texas.

Bill has worked with or has cross-examined most of the well-known experts in all areas of the asbestos litigation. He has greater access to plaintiff and defense expert witnesses than virtually anyone in the national asbestos scene today. He has tried cases against many of the leading advocates for the asbestos plaintiffs and is recognized as an able and tenacious adversary. His charm with juries is well-known and dreaded by the plaintiff's bar.

P. O. Box 1787
Athens, GA 30603

200 Cleveland Road
Suite 6
Bogart, Georgia 30622

Direct: 706.389.7307
Phone: 706.389.7300
Fax: 706.389.7301