William H. Buechner, Jr.

Senior Counsel

Atlanta, GA | Savannah, GA
D 770.818.1420


  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, with honors
  • B.A., Baylor University, cum laude

Bill Buechner is Senior Counsel in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Atlanta office. Mr. Buechner practices in the firm’s National Labor and Employment, Insurance Coverage and Extra-Contractual Liability and Appellate Advocacy Sections. He represents employers in labor and employment law matters and insurers in insurance coverage matters. He also represents debt collectors in disputes under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In addition, Mr. Buechner's experience includes teacher, employee and student issues unique to public and private educational institutions; including terminations, student discipline and expulsion, harassment, constitutional protections, and Title IX cases.

Mr. Buechner received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University (B.A., cum laude), and his law degree from the University of North Carolina (J.D., with honors), where he was a member of the North Carolina Law Review and the Order of the Coif. Before joining the firm, he served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable G.R. Smith, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia.

Bar Admissions


Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia

U.S. Supreme Court

Publications & Engagements
  • Author, “Scope of Class-of-one Equal Protection Claims,” Forthe Defense, Defense Research Institute (December 2008)
  • Co-author, “Defending Without a Reservation of Rights,” The Job Description, Defense Research Institute (May 2004)
  • Co-author, “The EEOC’s Guidance on Employer Liability for Supervisor Harassment,” The Job Description, Defense Research Institute (Fall 1999)
  • Author, “Scope of Class-of-one Equal Protection Claims,” Forthe Defense, Defense Research Institute (December 2008).
Representative Cases & Clients
  • Cowart v. Nautilus Ins. Co., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8531 2019 WL 254662 (S.D. Ga. 2019)
  • Recyc Sys. Southeast, LLC v. Farmland Mut. Ins. Co., 2018 U.S. Dist. Lexis 82248, 2018 WL 2247247 (M.D. Ga. 2018)
  • Doe v. Camp Dream Found., Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. Lexis 150477 (N.D. Ga. 2017)
  • Stevens v. City of Forest Park, 635 Fed. Appx. 690 (11th Cir. 2015)
  • Jackson v. Hall County Gov’t, 568 Fed. Appx.676 (11th Cir. 2014)
  • Jackson v. Hall County Gov’t, 518 Fed. Appx. 771 (11th Cir. 2013)
  • Harris v. Liberty Community Management, Inc., 702 F.3d 1298 (11th Cir. 2012)
  • Jordan v. Randolph County Schools, 2009 WL 1410082 (M.D. Ga. 2009)
  • Granite v. Cobb County, 193 Fed. Appx. 900 (11th Cir. 2006)
  • Bethel v. Porterfield, 293 F. Supp. 2d 1307 (S.D. Ga. 2003), aff’d, 2004 WL 1800649 (11th Cir. 2004)
  • Barger v. City of Cartersville, 348 F. 3d 1289 (11th Cir. 2003)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Member, Labor & Employment Law Section)
  • American Bar Association
Client Successes