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W. Cody Newsome

Associate Attorney

William Cody Newsome, a native of Cornelia, Georgia was sworn as a member of the State Bar of Georgia in 2017.

Cody is a graduate of Habersham Central High School in 2010 and attended college at the University of Georgia earning a dual major of Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with honors in 2013. Cody attended law school at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta and while a student served as a law clerk to Justice David E. Nahmias, Judge B. Chan Caudell, and Judge Russell W. Smith in the Mountain Judicial Circuit and in the District Attorney's Office of the Mountain Judicial Circuit helping with case assessment and victim outreach.

Cody was a member of the Georgia State University Law Review where he had a Student Note published and served as an Associate Student Writing Editor. He graduated from Georgia State University College of Law with honors in May, 2017.

Cody's practice is primarily focused on real estate transactions and work in Juvenile Court, serving as the Special Assistant Attomey General for the Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services in Gordon County.

Cody resides in Dalton, Georgia, attends Rock Bridge Community Church, and during his free time enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with family and friends

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia, 2017

  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2018

  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2018

  • Northern District of Georgia, 2018

Practice Areas


  • B.A., Political Science

  • B.B.A. Management, with honors, University of Georgia, 2013

  • J.D., with honors, Georgia State University College of Law, 2017


  • Leadership Dalton-Whitfield, Member, Class of 2019

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Land Use, Fall 2017

  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, 2008

Professional Associations

  • Leadership Dalton-Whitfield

  • State Bar of Georgia

  • Conasauga Bar Association


  • A Promise Unfilled: Challenges to Georgia's Death Penalty Statute Post-Furman, 33 GA. ST. U.L. REV. 839 (2017).

  • Phillip Kuck & William Cody Newsome, Commerce and Trade, 33 GA. ST. U.L. REV. 1 (2016).