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Harry Williams IV

Harry Williams IV

Practice areas:

Appeals, Civil Rights

About Me

I focus on constitutional litigation and helping clients with difficult legal issues on appeal. I also work on libel/slander cases and help individuals whose reputations are threatened by inaccurate online postings.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Appeals: 55%
  2. Civil Rights: 45%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Gretchen Suzanne Obrist

    Harry is a top-notch litigator and appellate practitioner. He has expertly handled a broad range of criminal and civil matters, and he is particularly knowledgeable on civil rights and constitutional issues. He is an enthusiastic advocate for his clients and I look forward to working with him again.


    Gretchen Obrist Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Daniel Kalish

    I have known Harry for over ten years and he is one of the most intelligent, pragmatic, and caring attorneys I have ever met. His writing/analytical skills and his understanding of the appellate courts are second-to-none, and nobody will outwork him. His clients have been very satisfied with his results, and I intend to send him all of my appellate work for this very reason.


    Daniel Kalish Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Harry Williams LLC

707 East Harrison
Seattle, WA, 98102



TXInactive 200608/25/2015
ORResigned 200108/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Litigation CounselKeller Rohrback, LLP2010 - 2014
Staff AttorneyAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Washington2009 - 2010
AttorneyThe Defender Association2008 - 2008
Staff AttorneyTexas Fair Defense Project2005 - 2008
Staff AttorneyAmerican Civil Liberties Union2003 - 2005
Associate AttorneyEarthjustice2002 - 2003
Law ClerkHon. Myron H. Thompson2001 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2008 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Rothgery v. Gillespie County, TexasThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in our favor.
State v. WilliamsReversal of Conviction
Jimenez v. QuartermanUnanimous reversal by U.S. Supreme Court

See all Legal Cases 


Publication NameTitleDate
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)Exploring the Wrongful Conviction Statute2014
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)Criminal Convictions and Excessive Force Claims2013
Asian-Pacific Law and Policy JournalProperty Rights and Legal Reform in Township and Village Enterprises in China2001


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor2001
Columbia UniversityPolitical SciencePhD - Doctorate1996
University of MinnesotaPolitical ScienceB.A.1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
UW Muslim Students of Social Work DinnerCivil Rights and Civil Liberties2009
UW Muslim Students of Social Work DinnerCivil Rights and Civil Liberties2009
Langston Hughes African American Film FestivalAmerican Violet (film based on a case Harry worked on)2009