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 - 2018
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, tennis, 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

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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
  • Past Board Member, Hennepin County Bar Association Ethics Committee
  • Past Vice President, Past Treasurer, Past Board Member, AAML Minnesota
  • 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
  • Pianist, Nunsense II, The Second Coming, 2018, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Orchestra Director, Legally Blonde, 2017, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Music Director, Spamalot, 2017, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Music Director, Miracle on 34th Street, 2015, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Music Director, Les Miserables, 2015, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Music Director, Putting It Together, 2013, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Music Director, A Christmas Carol, 2011, 2014, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Music Director, Sing We Now of Christmas, 2007, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Music Director, A Little Night Music, 2016, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Music Director, Mary Poppins, 2016, Woodbury Community Theatre
  • Music Director, The King and I, 2006, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Music Director, Amahl and the Night Visitors, 2004, 2010, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Music Director, Godspell, 2003, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Music Director, Annie, 2002, Woodbury Community Theatre.
  • Member, Cherokee Park United Church, 2016-present.
  • 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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Last Updated: 4/18/2018

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