Gerald O. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Woodbury, MN

Williams Divorce & Family Law, P.A.
 | 652 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 202
Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: 651-332-7650
Fax: 651-389-0210
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 1998
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 Family Lawyers and a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice. Among his personal interests are community theater, tennis, church music, and music composition and arranging.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    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, Arbitration, Mediation


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021 Rising Stars: 1998

    American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersInternational Academy of Family Lawyers

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    About Gerald Williams

    Admitted: 1992, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • "Super Lawyer", 2006 – present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Music Director, Woodbury Community Theatre, 2002-Present
    • Orchestra Director, Legally Blonde, 2017, Woodbury Community Theatre.
    • Music Director, Annie, 2002, Woodbury Community Theatre.
    • Music Director, The King and I, 2006, Woodbury Community Theatre.
    • Music Director, Putting It Together, 2013, Woodbury Community Theatre.
    • Music Director, Miracle on 34th Street, 2015, Woodbury Community Theatre.
    • Music Director, Spamalot, 2017, Woodbury Community Theatre.
    • Member, Woodbury Baptist Church Costa Rica Mission Team, 2012
    • Music Director, Amahl and the Night Visitors, 2004, 2010, Woodbury Community Theatre.
    • Music Director, A Christmas Carol, 2011, 2014, Woodbury Community Theatre.
    • Music Director, Les Miserables, 2015, Woodbury Community Theatre.
    • Music Director, Mary Poppins, 2016, Woodbury Community Theatre
    • Member, Woodbury Baptist Church Costa Rica Mission Team, 2008
    • Pianist, Nunsense II, The Second Coming, 2018, Woodbury Community Theatre.
    • Music Director, Godspell, 2003, Woodbury Community Theatre.
    • Music Director, Sing We Now of Christmas, 2007, Woodbury Community Theatre.
    • Member, Cherokee Park United Church, 2016-present.
    • Music Director, A Little Night Music, 2016, Woodbury Community Theatre.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Family Law Report, Recurring Columnist, Minnesota Association For Justice Magazine
    • Presented at the 2019 Family Law Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota., Presenter, Negotiating and Mediating Child Support Under the New Guidelines, Family Law Institute, 2019


    • Temporary order reunites mother, child after 10 years

    Educational Background:

    • B.A. College of Wooster, 1988

    Industry Groups

    • American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers (MN Chapter)
    • International Academy Of Family Lawyers
    • MN Association For Justice
    • MN State Bar Association
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    Office Location for Gerald O. Williams

    652 Bielenberg Drive
    Suite 202
    Woodbury, MN 55125

    Phone: 651-332-7650

    Fax: 651-389-0210

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    Last Updated: 3/10/2021

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