Who is William M. Ordway? A Profile of a Top Family Law Attorney

If you are based in Atlanta, Georgia and you are looking for a reputable and skilled attorney to handle your divorce or family law matter, then, you might want to consider seeking the services of attorney William Murrey Ordway.

In this article, I discuss Mr. Ordway’s education and career background.

I also list Mr. Bill Ordway’s practice areas, his notable career achievements, his associates, contacts, and location details.

Who is attorney William M. Ordway?

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Attorney William M Ordoway is a founding partner at Ordway Law Group, LLC. Ordway Law Group, LLC is a firm based in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in resolving complex divorces and other family law issues.

Mr. Ordway founded Ordway Law Group, LLC in 2010 with the mission of helping Georgia families weather the difficult process of divorce.

Through the years success of Attorney Ordway has been immense. Consequently, he and his clients have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey ShowWSB-TV and WXIA-TV in Atlanta, and WLS-TV in Chicago.

A trial advocacy expert, Attorney William Ordway has also been an adjunct professor at the Emory Law School trial advocacy program.

Educational Background

William M. Ordway graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Political Science) in 1974.

A veteran, Mr. Ordway was also a first lieutenant in the U.S. Military for several years before making a switch to pursue a career in law.

He would then attend Emory University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1993. While at school he was awarded the McKenzie-McPhail Top Oralist Award, the American Jurisprudence Award, and was a member of the Jesup International Moot Court Team.

Career Background

William M. Ordway focuses his practice on family law, divorce, custody, and support matters.

He has represented clients in various types of cases such as:

  • high-asset divorces
  • contested custody disputes
  • alimony and child support modifications
  • prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • paternity and legitimation actions
  • domestic violence restraining orders
  • appeals.

He has also handled cases involving complex financial issues, such as business valuations, property division, tax implications, retirement accounts, stock options, and executive compensation.

Professionally, attorney William Ordway is a member of the following associations

  • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section

Notable Achievements by Attorney William M Ordway

William M. Ordway has been recognized as one of the top family law attorneys in Georgia by various publications and organizations.

He has been named by Atlanta Magazine as a “Georgia Super Lawyer” for the past 16 consecutive years, and again in 2024.

His selection was based on peer evaluations by other lawyers and judges throughout the state.

He holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest lawyer rating of “AV-Preeminent”.

He is also rated as “Superb” by attorney rating service AVVO– which is the highest legal rating.

Additionally, attorney William Ordway has been named by Georgia Trend Magazine as a “Legal Elite”, and is currently ranked in the top 5 percent of family law attorneys practicing in the state of Georgia.

He has also received the George Halas Award from the NFL Players Association for his representation of former NFL players in their divorce cases.

Ordway Law Group LLC

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The office of Ordway Law Group LLC is open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Image from Ordway Law Group.

William M. Ordway works with a team of experienced and dedicated attorneys and staff at Ordway Law Group, LLC.

His partners are Andrew J. Gebhardt and Jennifer A. Thuy-Tien McCall.

His associates are Jessica L. Reece and Lauren E. Alexander. Jennifer L. Smith and Lisa A. Smith. His office manager is Joy C. Ordway.

The address of the Ordway Law Group is 1355 Peachtree St NE Suite 1800 Atlanta, GA 30309.


If you want to contact attorney William M. Ordway or his law firm, you can use the following information:

  • William M. Ordway’s Email: wmo@ordwaylawgroup.com
  • William M. Ordway’s Phone: (678) 987-8447
  • William M. Ordway’s Fax: (678) 987-8459
  • Website: www.ordwaylawgroup.com

As payment for consultation, Mr. Ordway accepts credit cards. He bills his clients based on fixed hourly rates. However, the option for fixed fees is also available.


William M. Ordway is a highly respected and accomplished family law attorney who can help you with your divorce or family law matter in Atlanta, Georgia.

He has over 30 years of experience in handling complex cases involving financial and custody issues.

Mr. Ordway has numerous accolades. He has also been recognized as one of the best lawyers in his field by various publications and organizations.

If you need legal assistance or advice from him or his firm, you can contact them by email, phone, fax, or website.