Law Firm Mentor, LLC, and Williams Law Group, LLC
Allison C. Williams, Esq., is Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law.
Ms. Williams is a member of the New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification (NJBAC) – Matrimonial Committee, a New Jersey Supreme Court committee that determines eligibility of candidates to be certified as a recognized practitioner in the field of matrimonial law. She practices exclusively in the area of matrimonial and family law, with an emphasis on complex Child Welfare matters, including representation of parents in Child Abuse and Neglect matters, parents in Termination of Parental Rights matters, representation of foster parents, and consultation to matrimonial counsel regarding child abuse investigations and related issues. She has a statewide practice, currently handling matters in 16 counties across the State and in the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). Ms. Williams has handled cases involving child sexual abuse, abusive head trauma (f/k/a Shaken Baby Syndrome), gross neglect, rib fractures, drug and alcohol dependency, Munchausen’s By Proxy, excessive corporal punishment, and a whole host of other child maltreatment concerns.
Ms. Williams is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and has served on the Family Law Executive Committee (FLEC) of that association, on which committee she led the Child Abuse Law Subcommittee. She has served as an Editor on the Board of the New Jersey Family Lawyer, a publication of NJSBA distributed to family law judges and attorneys. Ms. Williams lectures frequently for several professional organizations, including the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), and her articles have appeared in the New Jersey Lawyer, the New Jersey Family Lawyer, and other publications state-wide.
An established thought leader in the field of child welfare law, Ms. Williams has spoken at international conferences hosted by the International Association of Law and Mental Health, she appeared on the Katie Couric show to provide her insights on parents falsely accused of child abuse, and she has been interviewed by News12 and Pix11 on precedential child abuse rulings. Her website, www.NewJerseyDYFSdefense.com, formerly a Blog, has been cited by news media for the parental defense position on matters pending before the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Ms. Williams received her B.S., magna cum laude, and her M.S., summa cum laude, from Florida State University. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. She has been named a Rising Star Attorney by the New Jersey Super Lawyers franchise continuously from 2008 – 2013, and has been named a Super Lawyer by that organization for 2014 – 2018. In 2016, she was featured in the Super Lawyers publication (Williams v. The Rubber Stamp), and she was named one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in New Jersey in 2016 – 2018. In 2018-2020, Ms. Williams was named one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in New Jersey and one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in New Jersey.
In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm 581% in three years. For her effort and for her dedication to volunteerism and community service, Ms. Williams has been named a Stevie Award Finalist for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ’s Top 50 Women in Business and has been designated a Finalist for Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners.
In addition to owning Williams Law Group, Ms. Williams is Founder of Law Firm Mentor, a law firm coaching business in which she helps law firm owners grow and scale their companies and increase profitability. The motto of Law Firm Mentor is Never Stop Growing! Through strategic planning, three-day intensive business retreats, and ongoing private and group coaching, and weekly accountability training, Ms. Williams and her team of coaches facilitate and support the learning and implementation by her clients of the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications and money management in law firms.
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