William Brent Ney is a founding member of Ney Hoffecker Peacock & Hayle.  He has been practicing law since 1999. William’s practice focuses primarily on representing clients in professional liability claims involving attorneys, accountants, architects, and other non-medical professionals; business, commercial, and contract litigation and appeals; family and domestic law matters;  and probate litigation.  Mr. Ney also provides corporate representation and advises on business transactions.  William has extensive trial and appellate experience in both state and federal court. He also regularly conducts arbitrations and mediations on behalf of the firm’s clients. Prior to forming Ney Hoffecker Peacock & Hayle, William engaged in private practice for over a decade in both Ohio and Georgia.  For more information on William's practice, visit www.williamneylaw.com.


Practice Areas:

  • Legal Malpractice and Professional Liability Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Litigation and Appeals
  • Family and Domestic Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Corporate Representation and Transactional Practice



  • Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1999
  • The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1995


Bar & Court Admissions:

  • Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • All Georgia trial and appellate Courts
  • Ohio
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • All Ohio trial and appellate courts


Memberships and Awards:

  • State Bar of Georgia (Professional Liability, Litigation and Family Law Sections), Atlanta Lawyer’s Club, Metro-Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
  • Multi-Year Super Lawyer Designation
  • Multi-Year Super Lawyer Rising Star Designation


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