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Leaders of Cobb: Bill Gentry

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Bill Gentry

Owner, Gentry Law Firm LLC

THE STORY: I come from a family of attorneys who believe in service to the community. My grandfather and father were Georgia attorneys, and I followed in their footsteps. As a native Atlantan, I attended the Atlanta Public Schools and then went on to the University of Virginia’s Economics Honors Program. After college and before law school at UGA, I worked as an aide for two years for a Georgia Congressman on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. I have carried on my family tradition of service by serving the Cobb County Bar Association as its president, and the State Bar of Georgia on the Board of Governors and as a member of its Executive Committee.

When my children were in school, I had the great opportunity to serve as president of the school’s football booster club, and I also have served my church in many roles, including lay leader, chair of the Administrative Board, and the Staff Parish Relations Committee and Long Range Planning Committees. Currently, I serve as chair of the Central West District Board of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. My family instilled in me the value of serving others in the community, and that heritage continues to drive me today.

WHY I CHOSE TO LIVE IN COBB: When I graduated from law school, my wife and I were quite taken by the quality of life and the wonderful opportunities for raising a family in Cobb County, and we had no hesitation about buying a house and raising our two children here over the last 35 years.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? Every day, my team at the Gentry Law Firm and I have the opportunity to help change the lives of our clients for the better. We help people who are going through the uncertainty and stress of a divorce. Easing their emotional pain and helping them envision and secure a better future for themselves and their children is very fulfilling.

LEISURE TIME: Traveling with my wife is my true passion! I also love taking long hikes at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and following the World-Champion Atlanta Braves! I also enjoy listening to podcasts during my walks.

BEST ADVICE: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” —Harry Truman.

WHAT’S NEXT? I’m thankful for the wonderful life I’ve been blessed with for many years living and working in Cobb County, and I look forward to helping our community in the future.

254 Roswell St. SE, Marietta, GA 30060 • 770.425.5573 • gentrylawfirmgeorgia.com

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