William D. Newcomb

Partner / Atlanta

William “Billy” Newcomb is a Litigation Partner at CSKL and also serves as the firm’s General Counsel.

Billy specializes in complex commercial litigationproduct liability, and other general liability litigation. He has successfully handled numerous jury and bench trials. Billy prides himself on listening carefully to his clients’ needs and finding creative and cost-efficient solutions to their legal problems.

Billy’s commercial practice focuses primarily on professional liability. He represents accountants, attorneys, trustees, real estate agents, insurance agents, and other professionals against a wide variety of claims including malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, defamation, and fraud. Billy is frequently retained before litigation to assess and control his clients’ exposure to potential legal risks. He also represents his clients in connection with investigations by professional review boards and agencies.

Billy is the Chair of CSKL’s Product Liability practice group. He has represented designers, manufacturers, and distributors of pharmaceutical, medical device, food, and general use products.

Billy has defended companies in the construction, telecommunication, hospitality, aviation, automotive, retail, and entertainment industries against premises and other general liability claims. His significant experience ranges from handling catastrophic personal injury cases to defending slip-and-fall and property damage claims. He also works with his clients to develop internal risk management policies and procedures. Prior to joining CSKL, Billy practiced at international law firms in New York City and Tampa where he defended product liability, premises liability, mass tort, and commercial litigation lawsuits.

Billy has been repeatedly recognized as a Super Lawyer® in litigation. In 2014, Billy was one of 25 attorneys across the country selected to the American Bar Association’s biennial TIPS Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy’s stated mission is to serve the public by providing participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead the legal profession as well as the general community.  Billy has served on various ABA/TIPS task forces and committees over the years.

Billy frequently lectures on litigation techniques at Georgia State University College of Law and has presented various seminars to professionals on trends in the legal industry.

Billy is a member of the Georgia and Florida Bars.