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Alexander Williams Jr.

Alexander Williams Jr.

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  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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The Honorable Judge Williams (retired) focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and federal criminal cases. With extensive experience presiding over thousands of complex civil litigation and federal criminal cases Judge Williams is the only practicing retired Federal Judge in Maryland to advise clients on these matters.

The Honorable Judge Alexander Williams, retired from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on January 3, 2014. He has written over 7 volumes of published opinions and has presided over 6,000 complex civil and 1,000 federal criminal cases.

Prior to his appointment to the federal bench by President Clinton in 1994, Judge Williams served Prince George’s County in Maryland in many capacities, including as State’s Attorney (elected for two terms), Public Defender, Special Counsel, Hearing Examiner, and as a Substitute Juvenile Master.

Judge Williams also had a successful career in private practice in Maryland and Washington DC. He is a founder, member and the first president of the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, Inc. and has served for many years as a Professor at Howard University Law School. Judge Alexander Williams is recognized as a top attorney and has earned a perfect 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo, one of the most respected attorney rating services in the country.

Temple University
M.A.R.S. (1995)
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Howard University
M.A. (1991)
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University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. (1973)
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Howard University
B.A. (1970)
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Professional Experience
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Adjunct Professor
University of Maryland, College Park
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Howard University School of Law
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1978-1980 Assistant Professor; 1980-1986 Associate Professor; 1986-1989 Professor of Law; 1991-present Adjunct Professor
U.S. District Court for The District of Maryland
Elected State’s Attorney
Prince George County, Maryland
Special Counsel and Hearing Examiner
Prince George's County Board of Education
Municipal Attorney
Prince George County, Maryland
Assistant Public Defender
Prince George County, Maryland
Articles & Publications
Advance Dental Care, Inc. v. Sun Trust Bank, 906 F. Supp.2d 442 (D.Md.2012)
Audubon Naturalist Society of The Central Atlantic States et al. v. United States Department of Transportation et al., 524 F. Supp. 2d 642 (D.Md.2007)
Byrd v. Johnson, 467 B.R. 832 (D.Md.2012)
Daniels v. Housing Authority of Prince George’s county, 940 F. Supp. 2d 248 (D.Md.2013)
Doe v. Tenenbaum, 900 F. Supp.2d 572 (D.Md.2012)
Feldman v. Pro Football, Inc., 579 F. Supp. 2d 697 (D.Md. 2008)
Fletcher v. Lamone, 831 F. Supp. 2d 887 (D.Md.2011) (Williams, J., concurring)
Hawkins v. Leggett, F.Supp.2d Civil Action No. 12-cv-00623 AW, 2013 WL 3218964 (D.Md. June 24, 2013)
International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers v. United States, 934 F. Supp.2d 816 (D.Md.2013)
Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. v. American Home Realty Network, Inc., 888 F. Supp. 2d 691 (D.Md.2012)
Senior Executives Association v. United States, Civil Action No. 8:12-cv-02297-AW, 2013 WL 1316333 (D.Md.Mar.27, 2013)
StemCells, Inc. v. Neuralstem, Inc., Civil Action Nos. 8:06-cv-01877-AW, 8:08-cv-02664-AW, 8:08-cv-01173-AW,2012 WL 1184545 (D.Md.Apr. 6, 2012)
Judge James H. Taylor Award
Prince George’s County Bar Association
Outstanding Community Service Award
Offenders Supervision Agency for DC
Awarded Key
City of Birmingham
Distinguished Service and Legal Excellence
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters
Southeastern University
Leader of Leaders Award
Prince George's County
Professional Associations
Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice and Ethics
Founder and Executive Director
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
White Collar Crime
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Alexander Williams' Website Profile
Silverman Thompson Website
Silverman Thompson Criminal Defense Website
Alexander Williams' Criminal Defense Website Profile
Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog
Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog
Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog
Maryland Medical Malpractice Case Law Center
Maryland Accident Attorney Blog
Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog
Contact & Map
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Downtown Baltimore Office
400 E Pratt St
Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202
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