William B. Hardegree

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  • Of Counsel at Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (219 Attorneys)
  • Corporate Center, 1301 First Avenue, Suite 100, P.O. Box 2707, Columbus, GA 31901
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Bill Hardegree is Of Counsel in the Columbus office of Hall Booth Smith. He was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1957 and practiced briefly in his hometown of Talladega, Alabama, before he entered the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. as a First Lieutenant and was discharged in 1960 in the grade of Captain. He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1960 and was Assistant Secretary and Associate General Counsel for Royal Crown Cola Company before joining Hatcher, Stubbs, Land Hollis and Rothschild, LLP in 1961.

For forty years, Mr. Hardegree has practiced exclusively in the area of civil litigation. He has litigated more than 200 jury trials and handled over 100 appeals as lead counsel. His litigation and appellate practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial and business, insurance and personal injury. Mr. Hardegree is listed in Best Lawyers in America in Commercial and Personal Injury litigation.

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Areas of Practice (2)

  • Appellate
  • Insurance Coverage

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
Law School Attended:
Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1951; Vanderbilt University, 1954; University of Alabama Law School, L.L.B., 1957
Year of First Admission:
1957, Supreme Court of Alabama; 1961, Supreme Court of Georgia and Georgia Court of Appeals; U. S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia (Member of Rules Advisory Committee, 1992-1998); Northern; District of Georgia; Middle and Northern District of Alabama; 1957, Alabama; 1960, Georgia; 1980, U. S. Supreme Court; U. S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


Alabama Bar Association (1957-present)
State Bar of Georgia (1960-present; President, Columbus Younger Lawyers Section, 1962; Board of Governors, 1971-1977; Chairman, Judicial Procedure and Administration Committee, 1975-1976; Disciplinary Board, 1985-1988)
Chattahoochee (Georgia) Circuit Bar Association (President, 1970)
Muscogee County Law Library (Trustee, 1970-present)
ICLE Faculty Member (1982, 1985, 1990, 1993)
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (1971-2000; Trial Academy Faculty, 1985-1987) (Chairman, Amicus Curiae Committee, 1995-1996)
House of TIME, Inc. (Founding Director, 1992-present; Former Chairman)
Pickett & Hatcher Educational Fund, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1976-present)
Columbus Inn of Court
American Red Cross- Board Member
Salvation Army- Board Member
Columbus Girls Club (Girls, Inc.)- Board Member
Anne Elizabeth Shepherd Home- Board Member
Cerebral Palsy Foundation
Columbus YMCA- Board Member
Kiwanis Club of Greater Columbus- Board Member
Pickett & Hatcher Ed. Fund, Chairperson

Capt., JAGC, 1957-1960
Birth Information:
Talladega, Alabama, October 21, 1932

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    Corporate Center , 1301 First Avenue, Suite 100 , P.O. Box 2707
    Columbus, GA 31901

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