Choosing a quality law firm that fits your needs can be a daunting task. At Reed Williams, we are more than relentless and zealous advocates; we are a law firm that cares for our clients. Our goal is to provide every client with the high quality legal advice and representation they deserve ----- working hard for our clients every step of the way.
The Reed Williams experience goes beyond our ability to practice law. Our client-focused approach considers the client's needs and keeps the client informed and aware of the process as to not leave the client in the dark. We represent with transparency, integrity, and loyalty to help build trust and foster lasting relationships with our clients.
We understand that many of our clients come to us bearing the weight of whatever legal issue they are facing. We ask that our clients allow us to shoulder that burden in our effort to assist them in their time of need.
DONALD REED WILLIAMS, JR., ESQ.
Donald R. Williams, Jr. grew up in Carson, California and graduated from San Pedro High School. Mr. Williams attended the historically black university, Grambling State University, in Grambling, Louisiana, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
After graduating from Grambling State University, Mr. Williams was employed as a litigation paralegal and, later, a litigation support specialist, in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. When Mr. Williams' desire to become an attorney became too much to overcome, Mr. Williams moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and began law school at Tulane University Law School. Mr. Williams received his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School.
After law school, Mr. Williams was employed as an associate attorney at the Bohm Law Group, Inc. and, later, The Rosa Law Group. As an attorney at these firms, Mr. Williams received extensive legal training and engaged in competent legal representation from A to Z. Mr. Williams prosecuted hundreds of demanding private and public sector employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violation cases. From managing and supervising client intakes and consultations to research, negotiations, mediation, and trial and post-trial practice, Mr. Williams has developed the advocacy skills, knowledge, and experience to a degree that allows him to comfortably and confidently handle a broad range of legal issues.
Prior to opening up his own practice, Mr. Williams was employed as an associate attorney at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin law corporation. Mr. Williams represented clients from a diverse range of industries, including professional sports, healthcare operations, agricultural and food processing industries, education institutions, restaurants, and the service industry. The work environment at Weintraub Tobin was fast-paced, demanding, and constantly changing, which made every day different, the legal questions Mr. Williams confronted complex, and has accustomed Mr. Williams to taking calculated business and legal risks when necessary.
As a Visiting Law Professor at University of California-Davis School of Law, Mr. Williams teaches electronic discovery and digital evidence to law students. Mr. Williams designed and developed a one-semester course, “Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence”, to provide students with the procedural and practical knowledge and skills needed to be successful in modern litigation.
In 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, Donald was named a recipient of The National Black Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40” Award for the state of California. The award recognizes the nation’s top lawyers under the age of 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, including legal prowess, leadership, and community involvement. Additionally, Donald was selected to Super Lawyer’s Northern California Rising Stars list in 2021 and 2022, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice, and only 2.5% of attorneys in Northern California receive this distinction.