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Gerald O Williams

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About me

I have practiced exclusively divorce and family law in Minnesota since 1993.  In addition to other practice areas listed in my profile, I have extensive experience in interstate and international family law, having practiced with 18 other states, and 22 countries on 6 continents.  I am the author of the first Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog, which can be found at  I choose to be a small business so that I can offer very personalized service to each of my clients.  I welcome inquiries through my website, blog, by phone, or in person.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 35%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 35%
    22 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    22 years
  4. Appeals: 10%
    22 years
  5. Child Support: 5%
    22 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Gerald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Lisa Marie Watson Cyr

    Jerry is an honest, conscientious and compassionate family law attorney who effectively uses his keen sense of the law and practical nature to obtain favorable and cost-effective results for his clients. I would recommend Jerry to my own family members without hesitation.


    Lisa Cyr Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Williams Divorce and Family Law

539 Bielenberg Drive, Suite #200
Woodbury, MN, 55125


MNAuthorized to practice199207/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2011
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2010
SuperlawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2009
SuperlawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
SuperlawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
SuperlawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerWilliams Divorce & Family Law2008 - Present
Attorney/PartnerMcCullough, Williams, Bowden & Cyr2002 - 2007
Attorney/PartnerHellmuth & Johnson2000 - 2002
AttorneyKissoon, Clugg, Littner & Dittberner1996 - 2000
AttorneyJaycox Law Offices1993 - 1996
Law ClerkHennepin County1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2007 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Minnesota chapter)Board Member2004 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Minnesota chapter)Member2000 - Present
Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law SectionPast ChairN/A
Hennepin County Bar Association, Ethics CommitteeMemberN/A
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law CommitteePast ChairN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota Trial Lawyer magazineFamily Law ColumnN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
College of WoosterMusicB.A.1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law InstituteAdvanced Spousal Maintenance Issues2011
Family Law InstituteInternational Custody and Child Support2002
Family Law InstituteInterstate Child Support2001
Family Law InstituteInterstate Custody2000