William “Bill” Thomas

William “Bill” Thomas is a former federal prosecutor who is an expert in defending individuals and businesses in complex criminal, civil and administrative investigations. Prior to going into private practice, Bill served as a federal prosecutor for the Northern District of Georgia for 12 years. As a federal prosecutor, Bill served for six years as the Chief of the OCDETF (“Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force”) and Narcotics Section for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, Georgia. In that capacity he was responsible for overseeing one of the most extensive electronic surveillance (“wiretap”) programs in the country, and for supervising and conducting complex criminal investigations related to national and international drug trafficking and money laundering, fraud, the diversion of pharmaceutical controlled substances, pain management clinics, public corruption, and violent crimes. Having conducted and supervised numerous multi-jurisdictional wiretap investigations, he is an expert in issues related to wiretapping and other forms of electronic surveillance. As an Atlanta criminal defense attorney, Bill brings all of his years of experience and expertise to the table with each case.

William Thomas attorney at law

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, Public Corruption Investigations After Stevens; ICLE White Collar Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2009.
  • Moderator, Wiretaps, Consensual Monitoring and Other Undercover Techniques; ICLE White Collar Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia March 2013.
  • Panelist, Anatomy of a Public Corruption Investigation, Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Bar Section, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2013.