Christie Williams

Texas Legal Board of Specialization
Criminal Law

A founding partner of the firm, Christie N. Williams is one of Texas’ premier trial lawyers. Over the course of a career spanning six years as a Dallas County prosecutor and over 11 years in private practice, she has earned both significant court victories as well as the recognition of her peers in the legal community. Every year since 2003, Texas Monthly has consistently named Ms. Williams a “Texas Super Lawyer.” In addition to being recognized by D Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas, the National Law Journal twice named her to their “Top 40 Under 40” list, recognizing the best litigators in the United States.

Board certified in criminal law since 1999, Ms. Williams has extensive experience representing both individuals and corporations. Having tried well over 100 criminal trials in a wide variety of criminal cases, including environmental and healthcare fraud, in many jurisdictions in both state and federal courts, some of Ms. Williams' court victories include:

  • Man charged with indecency with a child acquitted in State District Court;
  • Government contractor accused of bribing a United States Congressman – acquitted in Federal Court in Cleveland, Ohio;
  • Conspiracy to manufacture over 1000 marijuana plants – acquitted in Federal Court in the Western District of Texas;
  • EPA defense involving Air Force environmental records – acquitted on all counts in Federal Court in the Northern District of Texas;
  • Sixteen-year-old certified to stand trial in adult court charged with aggravated robbery – Denton County –  dismissed;
  • Local taxicab corporation charged in 65 count federal bribery and conspiracy indictment – dismissed;
  • Man accused of having a weapon in a prohibited place – No billed by the Grand Jury;
  • Man accused of sexually assaulting a patient – No billed by the Grand Jury.

Ms. Williams joined forces with Tom Mills in 1999, after six years as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in Dallas County. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Williams frequently speaks to fellow attorneys regarding trial skills and appears in the news media as a legal expert.

Ms. Williams graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Nazarene University in 1989 and received her Juris Doctor degree in 1992 from the University of Texas School of Law. During law school, she was a law clerk for two years for the Travis County District Attorney’s office.

EDUCATION

University of Texas School of Law - J.D., 1992
Southern Nazarene University - B.A., summa cum laude, 1989

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Texas 

COURT ADMISSIONS

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts,

  • Northern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,

  • Board of Directors, 2002 - present

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association

Dallas Bar Association,

  • Criminal Justice Committee - Chairman, 2000
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