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William W. Fagan, III - Sterling Risk Advisors - Insurance Brokerage, Risk Management
William Fagan, General Counsel, Sterling Risk Advisors - Insurance Brokerage, Risk Management

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  • General Counsel for Sterling Risk Advisors
  • Licensed to practice in Georgia and Florida

Service Expertise

  • Chief legal officer of Sterling Risk Advisors, Inc.
  • Principal legal counsel on all corporate and employment matters, including the evaluation and drafting of all firm contracts and agreements, internal governance, and compliance
  • Advises senior management with respect to major decisions, strategies, and transactions of the firm
  • Coordinates and supervises outside counsel regarding all legal firm matters
  • Educates Sterling's brokers on analysis of contractual risk transfer and sufficiency of insurance coverages
  • Assists in the resolution of large claims

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William W. Fagan

General Counsel

Mr. William W. Fagan, III ("Will"), as General Counsel for Sterling Risk Advisors, Inc., works with the firm's construction, surety, medical services, professional services, real estate, commercial business, nonprofit and benefits practice groups, particularly in the areas of contractual risk transfer and large claims. He also handles employment and corporate legal matters for Sterling and is a regular presenter in the firm's management Education Series, offered regularly to friends and clients of the firm.

Immediately prior to joining Sterling Risk Advisors, Will worked in the Atlanta office of an AmLaw 100 law firm. In his legal career, he has also worked with a separate AmLaw 100 law firm, a large national law firm, and a well-respected Atlanta boutique firm. He also served as a law clerk to Federal Judge Orinda D. Evans of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. As a result of his prior work in private practice, Will brings experience in a variety of legal practice areas to his role as General Counsel, including complex commercial litigation, construction, financial services, medical malpractice, environmental and toxic tort litigation, and white collar criminal defense and investigations.

Licensed to practice in both Georgia and Florida, Will is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia and is past co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division Legislative Affairs Committee of the State Bar. Additionally, he has devoted a significant amount of pro bono work to representing domestic violence victims in Fulton County, Georgia through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Inc. Will was also named a 2015 Pro Bono All-Star by the Georgia Bar Journal.

Will graduated from Duke University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and History and earned his Juris Doctorate from Washington & Lee University School of Law. He lives in the west Midtown area of Atlanta with his wife, attorney Jessica Reece Fagan. Jessica and Will are members of The Cathedral of St. Phillip Episcopal Church in Atlanta.

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