William E. Carlan
William handles the Georgia Workers’ Compensation cases at Hasty Pope LLP. Blending his passion for the law and his passion to help members of the community, he defends the rights of injured workers across the State of Georgia. William also serves as an Associate Magistrate Judge for Cherokee County; a position that provides him a unique perspective to the practice of law.
Prior to joining Hasty Pope in 2015, William served as the General Counsel for a corporation that provided customer service and support to related lending companies. William also worked as a general practice attorney; he handled criminal, civil, business, and probate matters. He represented the State of Georgia’s Department of Human Services when he practiced under a Special Assistant Attorney General in four North Georgia counties.
Before attending law school at Mercer University, William worked as an intern for United States Senator Zell Miller in Washington, D.C. While on the hill, William assisted the Senator’s staff in securing transportation appropriation funding for the State of Georgia.
William is currently serving a second term on the Executive Board of the Cherokee Arts Center. He served as a board member with the Cherokee County Juvenile Court’s Foundations Program, a program designed to assist, educate, and encourage teenagers in the foster care system. William continues to volunteer his time in the community judging Senior Projects at Cherokee High School and the Middle School Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimists. He recently helped coach a Middle School class in their presentation of a Mock Trial based on Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
William is an Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 241 in Canton, Georgia. He has the distinction of completing every rank scouting offers – from Tiger Cub to Eagle Scout. He has the honor of having four of his poems chosen for publication in regional reviews.
In 2016, William was nominated and selected as one of the Top Ten Young Professionals to watch over the next ten years. The “10 in 10” award is presented by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. William said, “This recognition should be a reminder that it is not enough to be a good lawyer, a good judge, or a good businessman; to be truly successful we must first work to make our communities successful.”
William holds an Associate of Arts from Young Harris Junior College in Young Harris, Georgia, a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and a Juris Doctor from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.