William L. Harrison was appointed to the Atlanta Citizens Review Board by the Atlanta City Council and sworn in on September 16, 2011, for a three year term.
Mr. Harrison was raised in Houston, Texas, and moved to Atlanta for a short while in 1989; then again in 2001. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Corrections with honors in his field of study. He is a charter member of the Sam Houston State University Criminal Justice Alumni Association. Mr. Harrison obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas.
Since living in Atlanta, Mr. Harrison has worked with the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office where he assisted in the development of and participated in the implementation of a program which monitored City of Atlanta judges to ensure compliance with the appropriate appointment of Public Defenders. Upon leaving Fulton County, Mr. Harrison joined the civil litigation law firm of Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLC. He is the founding Director of AVH Mediation and Arbitration, LLC. (Mr.) Harrison also served as Adjunct Professor at Atlanta Metropolitan and Technical College.
Mr. Harrison holds memberships in the American Arbitration Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and served as the Vice-Chair to Cascade Community Services, Inc.