William J. Gallagher, III


200 East Saint Julian Street
PO Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412-0048

455 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Tel 912.236.0261
Fax 912.236.4936

Will Gallagher is the head of HunterMaclean’s trusts and estates practice group. Will’s practice focuses on estate planning, trust and estate administration, business succession planning, federal tax issues, and matters affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.

Will practices in HunterMaclean’s Savannah and St. Simons Island offices and is actively engaged in both communities.

Will graduated Order of the Coif and cum laude from the Villanova University School of Law with his J.D., in addition to earning an LL.M. in Taxation. While in law school, Will was a member of the editorial board of the Environmental Law Journal and interned with Judge Juan R. Sanchez in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Will received his B.B.A with distinction from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, where he was a member of the golf team.


Community Work

  • Civitan International: Savannah Chapter, President
  • Leadership Glynn: Class of 2013-2014
  • Historic Savannah Foundation: 13th Colony
  • Telfair Museum of Art: William Jay Society
  • Glynn Visual Arts: Board of Directors, Past Member



Villanova University School of Law: J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2012
Villanova University School of Law: LL.M., Taxation, 2012
Emory University: B.B.A., Accounting, with distinction, 2009


  • Savannah Estate Planning Council
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Glynn County Bar Association


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Licensed In




Proactive Estate and Financial Planning for Professionals
Presented to the Glynn County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division on St. Simons Island, Georgia, on February 25, 2016.

Estate Planning 101
Presented for Staff Development Day at the Southwest Chatham Library in Savannah, Georgia, on October 13, 2014.