Mr. Williams has extensive experience in commercial litigation, particularly in the areas of condemnation law, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. He served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma from August 2012 until March 2017.
During his tenure as United States Attorney, Mr. Williams led several large investigations, one of which resulted in the largest indictment in the history of the Northern District. Additionally, Mr. Williams initiated the Violent Crimes Task Force, a collaboration of local and national law enforcement agencies, resulting in the prosecution of persons charged with human trafficking of minor children.
Mr. Williams is a past recipient of the Oklahoma Bar Associations Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award in recognition of his efforts to promote diversity in Oklahoma. He has also been honored with the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. community service award, CGM, Inc. Outstanding Citizen award, 100 Black Men of Tulsa, Inc. Hall of Honor Community Service Award, and Outstanding Achievement Award John F. Kennedy High School. He is very involved as a leader in the Tulsa community as a frequent speaker and member of multiple non-profit boards, including the Greenwood Cultural Center.
From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Williams served as an Assistant District Attorney for Tulsa County. In addition to his previous public service, he has a wealth of litigation experience in private practice. He graduated with honors from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1988, and from the University of Tulsa School of Law with a J.D. in 1991.