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Charles W. Wills


  • Georgia State and Superior Courts

  • Supreme Court of Georgia

  • Georgia Court of Appeals

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Juris Doctor

  • University of Georgia, Bachelor's Degree, Management


  • State Bar of Georgia

  • Toombs Circuit Bar Association

  • Augusta Bar Association, Executive Committee Member

  • Young Lawyers of Augusta

  • Exchange Club of Richmond County, Board Member

  • Georgia Bulldog Club of Augusta

  • Terry College of Business Alumni Association

Charles Wills

Charles was born in Washington, Georgia and raised in Thomson, Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree in management from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business and graduated from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia. Upon his law school graduation, he joined the law firm of Klosinski Overstreet, LLP in Augusta, Georgia, as an associate attorney, where he gained a wide range of experience in the areas of bankruptcy, business litigation, creditor’s rights and real estate.


In June 2017, Charles returned to his hometown of Thomson to go into practice with his father, John, at Wills Law Firm. Charles also works out of the firm’s satellite office located at 972 Broad Street in downtown Augusta, which is conveniently located near the U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse and the Richmond County Superior Courthouse. Charles remains an active member of the Augusta Bar Association where he serves on the Executive Committee.


Charles has consistently achieved productive results representing consumer and small business debtors, creditors, and trustees in the bankruptcy court. These accomplishments led to his selection into the inaugural associate class for the W. Homer Drake Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court in 2015, in which he remains an active member. Charles’s experience in the bankruptcy court has made him a stronger, better-rounded civil litigation and transactional attorney.


Charles is also an active member of the Toombs Circuit Bar Association, the Young Lawyers of Augusta, the Exchange Club of Richmond County, the Terry College of Business Alumni Association and the Athens “Y” Camp Alumni Association. Charles is married to the former Madeline Mitchell of Augusta who is also an attorney, practicing in-house with a local hospital. Charles and Madeline have one daughter, Elizabeth, and reside in Augusta where they attend the Church of the Good Shepherd.    

His experience includes:

  • Routinely sitting first-chair arguing dispositive and discovery motions in both Federal and State court, specially set hearings in Bankruptcy Court and trials in Magistrate Court. 

  • Filing bankruptcy for individual and small business clients under Chapter 7, 11, and 13 of Title 11 under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. 

  • Representing secured and unsecured creditors, including landlords, in all types of bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Serving as counsel to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees in matters which include fraudulent conveyance and preference litigation. Representing defendants in Trustee litigation.

  • Negotiating real estate matters including mortgage closings, home refinances, title clearance litigation, landlord-tenant concerns, and foreclosure.

  • Collecting for businesses on past-due accounts in state and federal court; collecting judgments through garnishment and levy, and representing defendants and garnishees in traverse of garnishment actions.

  • Drafting leases, negotiations, dispossessory actions, and general defense on behalf of residential and commercial management companies.

  • Advocating for insured parties in insurance coverage litigation involving property damage claims against the insurer.

  • Filing and foreclosing materialmen’s liens due to non-payment for construction subcontractors. 

  • Structuring business organization/choice of entity decisions, drafting and reviewing employment agreements, drafting and reviewing contracts, contract disputes, general business litigation, and secured business transactions.

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