Atlanta Attorney William C. (Bubba) Head is known throughout the Georgia legal community as an expert in trials and litigation. During his nearly four decades of litigating cases, Mr. Head has authored several books and articles on the topic of trial practice, spoken at hundreds of litigation seminars, and been awarded with numerous recognitions and honors. Indeed, his expertise on the topic is so extensive that other attorneys often turn to him for assistance on difficult cases, especially cases involving alcohol or drugs. While DUI cases are America's most commonly litigated criminal cases, Mr. Head has litigated murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide and many other criminal cases.
With a 93% success rate, Bubba Head has been labeled as “The Nation's Leading DUI Defense Attorney.” Bubba Head is regularly seen on the nightly news and has defended dozens of high profile cases for entertainers, government officials, celebrities, and athletes.
Not Guilty Verdict Obtained for 1st DUI Offense
Jury returned a not-guilty verdict for first offense DUI case where a prior case witness testified at trial in the court of law.
Reduced .247 Breath Testing DUI/DWI Charge to Reckless Driving
Based on evidence discovered during the case, we were able to reduce a .247 DUI/DWI breath test result to reckless driving.
3rd Offense DUI Reduced to Charge of Reckless Driving
A 3rd DUI offense where the Breathalyzer results were challenged, ending with a reduced charge of reckless driving.
Mr. Head attended The University of Georgia beginning in 1969. He graduated in 1973 with honors as a history major. Three years later, he earned his law degree in 1976. That same year, he applied and was admitted to the Georgia Bar Association. Mr. Head became eligible to practice law in South Carolina in 1990 after he was admitted to the South Carolina State Bar, but has not remained active in SC.
Mr. Head is an active member of several highly-regarded legal organizations including: the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, The American Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers, and the AAJ (American Association for Justice). Several local Metro Atlanta county bar associations.
Mr. Head organized and was one of the founding Regents of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD.com), the preeminent training association for DUI attorneys throughout the nation. Since its creation in 1995, he has served as the Regent of the College on two separate occasions. He is also Board Certified in the field of DUI defense by NCDD.com.
In 2014, Mr. Head became a Charter Member of DUI DLA, a national DUI defense attorneys organization that promotes training both criminal defense attorneys and DUI-DWI public defenders. He serves on the non-profit Board to help oversee this training.
In 2003, Mr. Head was named the “National DUI Lawyer of the Year” by the National College for DUI Defense. He has also been named to several highly-regarded lists, including: National Who’s Who Registry, Who’s Who in the World Registry, Who’s Who in American Law, and Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia.
Mr. Head has written numerous books on the topic of DUI law, and has contributed to several others. He is the co-author of The Georgia DUI Defense Trial Practice Manual, 101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction, and author of The DUI Book, which was written for the average citizen who has been accused of driving under the influence. The DUI Book has proven so popular that Mr. Head has been asked to co-author state-specific editions with other attorneys, and has helped edit and write books in NY, CA, FL, MI, TN, NJ, VA, and WA.
Mr. Head is known nationwide for furthering the education of other DUI defense attorneys. In 1995, he organized an intense training session at Harvard Law for new attorneys. In 1997, Mr. Head created a “DUI Boot Camp” for Georgia public defenders, through the GACDL (the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys).
In order to be a successful DUI lawyer, it is important to know the ins and outs of breath testing and field sobriety tests. Mr. Head is not only certified to operate the Intoxilyzer 5000, but he also owns his own machine.
Mr. Head sponsored two week-long training courses on the Intoxilyzer 5000 in Atlanta. The first was in 1996 and the second was in 2004. During the courses, experts held sessions on the issues and known limitations and weaknesses of the breath testing device. This course spawned other similar training courses across the USA, in Mississippi, South Carolina and in other states.
Mr. Head has also organized numerous NHTSA Field Sobriety Test training courses. The instruction taught in these courses is the same as what law enforcement agents learn during basic training. The first of these was held in Atlanta in July of 1994.
Atlanta Magazine wrote a cover story on Mr. Head in their March 2001 edition. He was named “Atlanta’s Best DUI Lawyer” after the magazine conducted a survey of his peers.
For over 15 years, Mr. Head has been a partner at Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC. This firm, the largest DUI defense firm in America, has received a rating of “AV,” the highest rating possible, by Martindale-Hubbell for twenty years. The law firm has also been named to Martindale-Hubbell’s “Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Attorneys” for over a dozen years.
Mr. Head gives back to the community by volunteering with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Cancer Unit. Mr. Head was also on the initial Board of Directors for the Georgia Innocence Project.