Jennifer L. Williams
Jennifer’s practice focuses on litigation, and helping clients navigate the often confusing, and stressful phases of a lawsuit. Whether prosecuting or defending an action, Jennifer’s experience enables her to focus on strategy, and positive outcomes for her clients given her wide breadth of familiarity with the courtroom. Jennifer is uniquely qualified given her experience in municipal, state, appellate, federal, and international courts, having advised and represented government agencies in all of those forums. Her current practice focuses on private and public sector clients facing labor and employment matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer worked for the small East African government of Eritrea on arbitration for a border war with Ethiopia, served for 10 years as a Milwaukee County Sensitive Crimes prosecutor trying over 50 felony jury trials to verdict, and most recently as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Racine handling litigation for the city. In addition to her practice, she also teaches as an adjunct instructor in the Criminology and Social Justice departments for Marquette University.
- JD, Marquette University Law School
- BA, University of Wisconsin – Madison
- Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
- Member, Association of Women Lawyers
- Bar Admission – United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Advisory Board Member, Unity in Hope School in Islamabad, Pakistan
- Board Member, Finance Committee Member, LOTUS Legal Clinic
- Member, Milwaukee Joint Human Trafficking Task Force
Up Close & Personal
Q: What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
A: Spend time with my family, especially enjoying conversation with my husband, who is one of the most interesting people I know. Otherwise, I am happiest on a long run or reading a book.
Q: How would you spend a 6-month sabbatical?
A: I would take my family to live in another country so we could all enjoy a cultural immersion and learn a new language together; or I would finally start writing the textbook for my Human Trafficking class at Marquette.
Q: If I had not gone to law school …
A: I would have become a teacher or professor, which I ended up becoming anyway!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Helping clients experience the transition from the litigation or courtroom experience being intimidating to empowering. There is no magic like the crucible of the courtroom to distill the truth.
Q: What is your favorite quote, and why?
A: My favorite quote is from Luke 12:48: “To whom much is given, much is required.” I have enjoyed extraordinary , unexpected opportunity and blessing in my life, and career; it is an honor to pay it forward