Bill's Connections 


  • Amateur Radio Emergency Service (past northwest Georgia District Emergency Coordinator)
  • Dalton Amateur Radio Club (past President)
  • Dalton/Whitfield Chapter of the American Red Cross (past Chair)
  • Dalton/Whitfield Chamber of Commerce (past Chair)
  • Looper Speech and Hearing Center (past Chair)
  • Leadership Dalton-Whitfield (past Chair)
  • Leadership Georgia
  • United Way of Northwest Georgia
  • Voluntary Action Center of Northwest Georgia (past Chair)



  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia (Fellow)
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee
  • United States District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Volunteer Counsel, American Radio Relay League




William F. Jourdain

William F. Jourdain

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745 College Drive, Suite B
Dalton, GA 30720

Tel: 706.712.5719
Fax: 706.278.3569

Employment Law (Section Chair)
Health Care
Litigation (Section Chair)
Risk Management

Mercer University (J.D., 1986)
Furman University (B.A., 1983)

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Thoughts Posted by Bill
Martindale-Hubbell Profile


With over 25 years of experience handling complex litigation matters, Bill is the Chair of Minor, Bell & Neal’s litigation section. In recent years, Bill’s primary focus has been on business and health care suits, representing floor covering businesses, hospitals and individual medical providers through associations with several medical malpractice insurers. His health care law experience has not been limited to litigation, and he also regularly counsels his clients in risk management and medical staff (peer review) matters. Bill has handled numerous matters as a licensed attorney in both Georgia and Tennessee, and has also been admitted pro hac vice to represent floor covering clients in litigation in several other states. Bill has devoted much of his free time to his community, having served as Chair of numerous volunteer boards, including the Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross.

Bill's Recent presentations:
Emergency Medical Treatments and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)

Bill's Representative Cases:
Pottinger v. Smith
293 Ga. App. 626 (2008)
Christian v. Atha, 267 Ga. App. 186 (2004)
Houston v. Bedgood, 263 Ga. App. 139 (2003)
Payne v. Harbin, 254 Ga. App. 402 (2002)
Kittle v. ConAgra Poultry Co., Inc., 247 Ga. App. 102 (2000)
Dominy v. Shumpert, 235 Ga. App. 500 (1998)
Bituminous Cas. Corp. v. Advanced Adhesive Technology, Inc., 73 F.3d 335 (1996)
White v. Arthur Enterprises, Inc., 219 Ga. App. 124 (1995)