Woodrow W. Ware III was born in Albany, Georgia on October 18, 1977 and grew up in Aiken, South Carolina. He was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2006. He has lived in Athens, Georgia and has worked in the surrounding areas ever since 1996.
Woodrow graduated magna cum laude with a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business in 2000 and graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2006.
Before becoming an attorney, Woodrow worked as a payroll and time management consultant, assisting Kraft Foods, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Carpenter Co., and other large and medium-sized companies to implement the SAP HR software suite.
During law school, Woodrow served first as a member of the Editorial Board and later as a Notes Editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. He authored a note that was published in the Journal entitled “Lord of the Reels: Can Georgia Learn from Canada’s Success to Rescue Its Film Industry?” [34 Ga. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 519 (2006)].
Woodrow also served as a third-year practice attorney for the Family Violence Clinic, assisting victims of family violence in Athens-Clarke County and Oconee County to obtain temporary protective orders.
Woodrow worked for Lambert, Reitman, and Abney, LLC in Madison, Georgia for two years, first as a law clerk and later as an associate. He also clerked for Chief Judge John M. Ott of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit for over three years. Woodrow co-founded Shannahan & Ware, LLC and practiced law in Monroe, Georgia for two years before forming the Law Offices of Woodrow Wilson Ware, LLC.
Woodrow was appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAG) for the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) on January 31, 2013. Woodrow assists DCSS in establishing, modifying, and enforcing child support orders in Walton, Butts, Lamar, and Monroe Counties.
Woodrow was appointed as the Special Children in Need of Services (CHINS) Prosecutor for Walton County in March of 2014. He served in that capacity until the General Assembly passed legislation to return the duties of Special CHINS Prosecutors back to the respective district attorney offices statewide in June of 2015. As Special CHINS Prosecutor, Woodrow prosecuted truancy, runaway, and ungovernable cases with the aim of providing counseling and other services to children and families in need.
Woodrow was appointed as an Assistant Solicitor for the Walton County Probate Court in March of 2015. Woodrow prosecutes traffic offenses and other misdemeanor offenses under the jurisdiction of the probate court.