James Williams leads a highly effective and aggressive trial team that implants with existing legal counsel to give clients undeniable firepower in jury trials. Having litigated cases in 15 different states and Milan, Italy, he has consistently won significant jury trials for defendants in America’s most liberal venues and for plaintiffs in America’s most conservative venues.
National accolades include being named: Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Nation’s Top One Percent, Super Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Top Trial Lawyers in America, and Bet-the-Company Litigators.
He represented Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson against the State of Louisiana, which attempted to block her ascension to Chief Justice. He argued and won her case in United States District Court, making her Louisiana’s first African- American Chief Justice.
Williams was appointed to serve from 2009 to 2010 as a District Court Judge to fill a vacancy in Orleans Parish District Court. Williams was 35-years old at the time, making him the youngest Judge in Louisiana.
Williams is Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ appointee to the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors. He was unanimously elected by his fellow board members to serve as Chairman beginning in 2018.