Kathryn S. Willis











Kathryn Willis is originally from Douglas, Georgia. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia, graduating cum laude in 2006. While at UGA, Kathryn was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. Thereafter, she moved to Macon to attend the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor and graduated cum laude in 2009. While at Mercer University, Kathryn was a member of the Mercer Law Review.

Kathryn Willis maintains a statewide general litigation and trial practice, representing individuals, businesses, and local governments in a variety of civil matters including business disputes, employment disputes, contractual disputes, and probate matters, including guardianship/conservatorship matters and will/trust disputes. Kathryn also has experience in both transactional and litigation real estate matters, including stormwater runoff litigation, boundary line disputes, eminent domain, billboard sale/acquisition transactions, and other commercial real estate development matters such as zoning, permitting and construction financing.

Practice Areas

Professional Organizations/Activities

  • Mercer Law Review (Member, 2007-2009)
  • Association of Women Law Students (Member, 2006-2009)
  • Phi Delta Phi (Member, 2006-2009)
  • State Bar of Georgia (2006-Present)
  • Macon Bar Association (2006-Present)

Presentations + Publications

  • Kathryn has presented at the Georgia Rural Water Associate Annual Conference on a variety of legal topics.

  • Kathryn has presented on the guardianship/conservatorship process and involuntary commitment process for local hospitals and providers.
  • "Issues and Questions When a Franchise is Taken by Eminent Domain," ALI-ABA Course of Study 2013, Eminent Domain & Land Value Litigation, Co-author.


  • University of Georgia, (B.S., Psychology, cum laude, 2009)
  • Walter F. George School of Law,  Mercer University (J.D., cum laude, 2009)


  • Georgia, 2009
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Administrative/Legal Assistant Contact

Name: Cathy Padgett
Title: Legal Assistant
Phone: 478.749.9964

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