Jeffrey R. Williams
Jeff has earned the respect and regard of his clients and colleagues for being both fair and compassionate but also compelling and unwavering in the presentation and argument of his clients' cases. As a lifetime learner, he also relishes the opportunity to study and effectively communicate the technical, scientific and medical issues that are almost always at the core of his defense of his clients. If asked, he will tell you that nothing he does is as professionally satisfying -- or simply as much fun -- as figuring out how to take a challenging engineering or technical concept and explain it to a jury.
Jeff possesses three decades of high-level experience in complex product liability defense litigation. He has handled claims involving the use of consumer products and heavy industrial equipment that resulted in catastrophic injury or death, and has worked with his clients to shape national litigation strategies. He has also managed teams of trial lawyers working in different parts of the country, successfully guiding them through negotiation, arbitration and resolution.
For the past 20 years, Jeff has taught Civil Pretrial Practice to 3L's at UC Hastings College of the Law, where he also holds the distinction—along with his father and his daughter—of belonging to an exclusive group of families that can boast three generations of graduates from that school.