Gerald O. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Woodbury, MN

Williams Divorce & Family Law, P.A.
 | 539 Bielenberg DRive, Suite 200
Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: 651-332-7650
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Gerald O. Williams is the founder of Williams Divorce and Family Law in Woodbury, Minnesota. Focusing his practice on family law matters, he represents clients throughout Minnesota in divorce, paternity, custody and other related matters. Mr. Williams also has significant experience in interstate and international child custody and child support cases, including matters arising under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Whenever possible, he helps his clients bypass litigation through mediation and the collaborative divorce process, enabling them to end their marriages in a cooperative rather than an adversarial manner.

After graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in music from The College of Wooster in 1988, Mr. Williams earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1992 and was admitted to practice in Minnesota that same year. He was a partner in area law firms before founding his own firm in 2008. Highly regarded by fellow professionals, Mr. Williams has received a 10.0 "Superb" rating through Avvo.

Mr. Williams writes a recurring column for a magazine published quarterly by the Minnesota Association for Justice and participates in a wide variety of other professional and community activities. He is a past Vice President, past Treasurer and past board member of the Minnesota chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In addition, Mr. Williams is a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice and the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota. Among his personal interests are community theater, church music, and music composition and arranging.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

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About Gerald Williams

Admitted 1992, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: divorcelawyermn.com/attorney-gerald-williams/

Honors and Awards:

  • "Super Lawyer", 2006 – present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Federal , 1994
  • Minnesota, 1992
  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers (formerly International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers)
  • Past Board Member, Hennepin County Bar Association Ethics Committee
  • Past Vice President, Past Treasurer, Past Board Member, AAML Minnesota
  • Past Member, Ramsey County Fee Arbitration Board
  • Collaborative Law Institute
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Past Member, Board of Governors
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Past Chair, Family Law Section
  • Past Board Member, Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Woodbury Baptist Church Costa Rica Mission Team, 2012
  • Member, Woodbury Baptist Church Costa Rica Mission Team, 2008
  • Member, Woodbury Baptist Church Murrow Children's Home Mission Team, 2004
  • Music Director, A Little Night Music, 2016.
  • Music Director, Miracle on 34th Street, 2015.
  • Music Director, Les Miserables, 2015.
  • Member, Cherokee Park United Church, 2016-present.
  • Music Director, A Christmas Carol, 2011, 2014.
  • Music Director, Sing We Now of Christmas, 2007.
  • Music Director, The King and I, 2006.
  • Music Director, Amahl and the Night Visitors, 2004, 2010.
  • Music Director, Godspell, 2003.
  • Music Director, Annie, 2002.
  • Music Director, Putting It Together, 2013.
  • Music Director, Woodbury Community Theatre, 2002-Present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Family Law Report, Recurring Columnist, Minnesota Association For Justice Magazine

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Temporary order reunites mother, child after 10 years

Educational Background:

  • B.A. College of Wooster, 1988

Industry Groups

  • American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • International Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers
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    Office Location for Gerald O. Williams

    539 Bielenberg DRive
    Suite 200
    Woodbury, MN 55125

    Phone: 651-332-7650

     

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