William S. Mann is an associate in the Brunswick office. He received his J.D. from Mercer University in 2012. While in law school he was a member of the Second Amendment Society and the National Security & Law Society. Will received his B.S. in Biology at the University of Georgia, where he was on the Dean's List and a member of the Student Government Association.
Will enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, and anything else that gets him outside. An avid backpacker and survivalist, Will completed a solo backpacking expedition in September 2007 across Scotland from the Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea, summiting Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak, along the way.
Will represents and assists employers to avoid, resolve, and prevail in labor and employment lawsuits in state and federal courts and in actions before administrative bodies such as the EEOC. Will’s experience includes representing employers in discrimination and retaliation claims involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983 claims, and whistleblower claims. Will and HBS Partner Charles A. Dorminy, in an issue of first impression in the Eleventh Circuit, successfully argued that the FMLA does not provide standing for a plaintiff to allege an “associational” or third-party retaliation claim against an employer for the protected acts of a third party. In addition, Will has successfully obtained summary judgment for an employer, a local Sheriff’s Office, in a case involving alleged discrimination and retaliation under the FMLA and PDA. Will has also authored employment handbooks for local healthcare providers.
Mercer University, J.D., 2012
University of Georgia, B.S. in Biology, 2007
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
United States District Courts:
Northern District of Georgia
Middle District of Georgia
Southern District of Georgia
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division
Glynn County Bar Association
Glynn County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
Wesley United Methodist Church – St. Simons Island, GA
Elbert County Gun Club
“Unauthorized Photos and Video: Invasion of Privacy vs. Patient Protection” October 2015, Georgia Legal Defense and Risk Management Forum, Brunswick, GA
“Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Georgia” September 2013, ICLE Insurance Law Institute, St. Simons Island, GA