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  • Federal & State of Georgia Trial Attorney 2004 to Present.


  • Former Assistant District Attorney 1999-2004.     

Eastern Judicial Circuit  

Tifton Judicial Circuit       


  • Attorney (Atlanta, GA) 1994-1999 General practice, business & commerical litigation. 


Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of Georgia; 

  • Supreme Court of the United States;

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit;

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia;

  • Georgia Supreme Court;

  • Georgia Court of Appeals. 



  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI, Juris Doctorate (J.D.); 

  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, , Bachelor of Public Administration (B.P.A.).

  • Minor in Business Administration & Economics.  


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Trial Lawyers Association

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Savannah Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

  • National College of DUI Defense

  • Savannah Bar Association

  • International Association of Prosecutors 


Attorney Background Information:

W. Dow Bonds, Esq. is a former Assistant District Attorney with over 23 years experience as a trial & appeal attorney and litigation specialist. Mr. Bonds has tried numerous criminal and civil trials, and has excelled in pre-trial motion practice and cross-examination.  Mr. Bonds has appeared on NBC Dateliine and CBS 48 Hours & local news in his association with appearing as lead counsel in several local high-profile state and federal cases.  


Mr. Bonds has been asked to speak at CLE events, and recently argued a high-profile public corruption case before the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Jacksonville, FL.  Mr. Bonds is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Bonds has taught Constitutional Law at South University in Savannah, GA.  Prior to his experience as a prosecutor, Mr. Bonds served as a general litigation attorney in Atlanta, GA, handling civil and criminal cases in the surrounding Atlanta Metro area.  Mr. Bonds has extensive contacts across the State of Georgia in law enforcement, the judiciary, and the bar, which allows him to effectively represent clients all over the State of Georgia.


Mr. Bonds is licensed to practice in all courts of Georgia, the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, as well as the federal courts in the Southern District of Georgia, the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Bonds clerked for the United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan while attending law school.


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