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Richard L. Williams provides legal services for civil infractions, misdemeanors and felonies, including OWI (DUI, DWI), drug possession, driver license restoration, expungement of criminal records, domestic assault, and other related issues and offenses. Also provides services for wills, trusts, businesses and corporations. 

Richard L. Williams became a member of the State Bar of Michigan, and was admitted to practice in 1978. In October, 2012, he began his 35th year practicing law. He has represented more than five thousand individuals and business entities in matters ranging from divorce, real estate, wills, corporations and personal injury/wrongful death to defending those who are criminally accused. Today there is a focus on the criminal defense and setting up new businesses via corporate form or otherwise.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 35%
    37 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    37 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    37 years
  4. Business: 10%
    37 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Williams Law Firm

411-B West Lake Lansing Road
Suite 100
East Lansing, MI, 48823


MIActive And In Good Standing197811/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
DiplomateCourt Practice Institute, Chicago, Illinois1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense Attorney, Attorney at LawThe Williams Law Firm1978 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorThomas M. Cooley Law School2004 - 2004
Instructor/Adjunct ProfessorMichigan State University1982 - 1989
Adjunct ProfessorLaw Professor At Lansing Community College1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganCriminal Law Section1978 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Currently: 74 jury trials17 losses/56 acquitals
Currently: 74 jury trials17 losses/57 acquitals
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Marquette University; Cooley LawHistory, Business Law, Criminal, AdvocacyBA - Bachelor of Arts; Juris Doctorate1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Beginning Private PracticeGeneral Practice Seminar2013