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William Long Whitesell

William Long Whitesell was born in Huntsville, Alabama, moved to Valdosta in 1976, graduated from Valdosta High School, and received his B.A. in 1996 from Presbyterian College.  Graduating with his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Florida State University in 2000, he was admitted to the Georgia Bar and Florida Bar in 2001.  William L. Whitesell served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Southern Judicial Circuit of Georgia before accepting a position at Young, Thagard, Hoffman, and Smith, L.L.P., where he practiced insurance defense law, criminal law, and real estate law for three years before leaving to open his own firm, William Long Whitesell, L.L.C.  Due to Mr. Whitesell’s experience in defending insurance companies, and their insured’s, against personal injury claims, he is able to give his clients a distinct advantage as plaintiffs in personal injury claims.  A similar advantage is afforded to his criminal defense clients, as he has many years experience as a prosecutor in Remerton Municipal Court.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Whitesell serves as Vice President of Membership on the Executive Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America, South Georgia Council, the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County, served as a Past President of the Azalea City Kiwanis Club and Board of Directors for Partnership Health Clinic Board of Directors for PAUMC School.


Member:  The Georgia State Bar, The Florida State Bar, Valdosta Bar Association, and Valdosta Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 2000
  • Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina
    • B.A. - 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2001
  • Georgia, 2001

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Order

Professional Associations

  • The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County , Board Member
  • South Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, Executive Board Member/VP of Membership

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner
William Long Whitesell

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Traffic Violations


  • The Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service to Youth (BSA)
  • Eagle Scout


  • English