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Joseph P. Williams

Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   9 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

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Practice areas
  1. Mesothelioma and asbestos
    70%
    Mr. Williams has established a national reputation as a champion for asbestos exposure victims and their families built on more than 15 years of experience as a lead trial attorney for major New York City law firms that represent asbestos victims and their family members. He has successfully tried hundreds of cases before juries including over a dozen consolidated trial groups of up to ten mesothelioma cases at a time and has been involved in attaining hundreds of millions of dollars for victims

    27 years

  2. Defective and dangerous products
    10%
    Mr. Williams has established a national reputation as a champion for asbestos exposure victims and their families built on more than 15 years of experience as a lead trial attorney for major New York City law firms that represent asbestos victims and their family members. He has successfully tried hundreds of cases before juries including over a dozen consolidated trial groups of up to ten mesothelioma cases at a time and has been involved in attaining hundreds of millions of dollars for victims

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    Mr. Williams has established a national reputation as a champion for asbestos exposure victims and their families built on more than 15 years of experience as a lead trial attorney for major New York City law firms that represent asbestos victims and their family members. He has successfully tried hundreds of cases before juries including over a dozen consolidated trial groups of up to ten mesothelioma cases at a time and has been involved in attaining hundreds of millions of dollars for victims

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Wrongful death
    10%
    Mr. Williams has established a national reputation as a champion for asbestos exposure victims and their families built on more than 15 years of experience as a lead trial attorney for major New York City law firms that represent asbestos victims and their family members. He has successfully tried hundreds of cases before juries including over a dozen consolidated trial groups of up to ten mesothelioma cases at a time and has been involved in attaining hundreds of millions of dollars for victims

    27 years, 500 cases

RENOWNED MESOTHELIOMA ATTORNEY HERE TO REPRESENT YOU! CONTACT US FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATION!

Joseph P. Williams is an accomplished New York-based mesothelioma attorney with a nationwide reach and a proven record of success helping mesothelioma patients and other victims of negligence recover the financial security they need.

Mr. Williams has established a national reputation as a champion for asbestos exposure victims and their families built on more than 15 years of experience as a lead trial attorney for major New York City law firms that represent workplace negligence victims and their family members. He has successfully tried hundreds of cases before juries including over a dozen consolidated trial groups of up to ten mesothelioma cases at a time.  He has been involved in attaining hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for individuals and families coping with the devastating effects of:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer
  • Defective drugs and medical devices
  • Truck accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products

New York asbestos attorney Joseph Williams has represented workers and their families for almost every union in New York State including:

  • Boilermakers Local 5
  • Bricklayers Local 1
  • Blasters and laborers union - Local 29
  • Building Trades Maintenance Division
  • Carpenters District Council
  • Cement Masons No. 780
  • Drywall Tapers 1974
  • Electrical Local 3
  • Elevator Constructors No. 1
  • Engineers Local 14, 15, 30, 94
  • Heat & Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 12 and 12A
  • Iron Workers Local 40 and 361
  • Laborers Asbestos and Lead Abatement Local 78
  • Laborers Local 79, 8A and 731
  • Millwright and Machinery Erectors Local 740
  • Ornamental Iron Workers Local 580
  • Painters District Council No. 9
  • Pavers and Road Builders District Council No.1
  • Plasterers Local 262
  • Plumber Local 1
  • Roofers Local 8
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 28 and 137
  • Steamfitter Local 638
  • Teamsters Local 282 and 814
  • Tile, Marble & Terrazo B.A.C. Local 7

Mr. Williams earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Albany in 1989. In 1992, he achieved his juris doctor from the Brooklyn Law School, which is consistently ranked among the nation’s top law schools and where Mr. Williams served as chairman of the Moot Court Honor Society.

Mr. Williams worked as an assistant district attorney from 1992 to 1996 before entering private practice as an aggressive advocate for negligence victims and their families. He is admitted to practice in all New York state courts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

As part of his commitment to offering clients the most effective and personalized representation possible, Mr. Williams is an active member of several legal organizations including:

  • The American Association for Justice
  • The New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • The New York State Bar Association
  • The New York County Lawyers Association
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Mr. Williams is a contributor to the American Cancer Society and the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma or lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos, or if you or a family member suffered a severe injury due to the negligence of another, Mr. Williams and the team at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. want you to know you do not have to face the challenges alone. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C. , every prospective client receives a free case consultation and a no-fee promise.

Please contact The Williams Law Firm, P.C. online or call (6376) to schedule your free consultation. New York mesothelioma attorney Joseph P. Williams serves clients from Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and across the United States.

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Licensed for 30 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Administrative - Not authorized to practice
Acquired 2018
Updated 11/05/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Colleen | November 9, 2014
Outstanding lawyer
Joe is an outstanding lawyer who gets impressive results for his clients. He is incredibly trustworthy, knowledgable and dedicated to his clients. I endorse Joe without reservation.
Posted by Jackie | May 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hardworking Team
Our mother was diagnosed with mesothelioma in February 2017. It was an extremely difficult time for our family. We were recommended to Mr. Williams through a friend who had a family member also diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mr. Williams met my mother in the hospital and stayed in contact with her two daughters, and husband. The Williams Law Firm does a wonderful job keeping the family members in the loop of what occurs with the case. Mesothelioma is a horrible disease that people shouldn’t have. Mr. Williams and his diligent team helped our father to receive justice for a disease our mother never should have been diagnosed with. We recommend Mr. Williams and his team for anyone who needs to deal with mesothelioma or any asbestos case. They are extremely professional and hardworking.
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Posted by Matthew | May 3, 2018
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Mesothelioma case
The Williams Law Firm represented my late father in a mesothelioma case. They were successful in obtaining settlements, and were responsive when the family had questions or concerns.
Posted by Gerard | May 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Highly Recommended
In the Fall of 2017 our family retained The Williams Law Firm to represent a member of our family. Mr. Williams took time to visit our home to explain the entire process at the same time answering questions or concerns expressed by the family. During the entire legal process Mr. Williams and his staff kept our family informed, always communicating with us at a level we could all understand. In the final days of my father-in-laws life, Mr Williams became a trusted family friend and adviser as well as our attorney. His recommendations and advice were given to us as if he were part of our family. There are not sufficient stars available for our family to adequately rate the services of The Williams Law Firm that were provided.
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Posted by Michael | April 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best mesothelioma lawyer
The Williams Law Firm is definitely where you should turn to if a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Joe Williams personally met with my dad in the hospital once Joe heard from my dad and then traveled to my parents’ house to discuss things further once dad was released from the hospital. Since there was so much information, my parents were overwhelmed and asked Mr. Williams if he could contact me to go over everything. Mr. Williams had no problem establishing contact with me and setting up a phone interview at my convenience and answered all my questions. As things progressed, Mr. Williams kept me informed every step of the way and what should be expected next. Due to my odd working hours, there were times I spoke to Mr. Williams during off hours and he was fine with that and never rushed our conversations. Furthermore, Mr. Williams has a great staff that also keeps me updated and if I have any questions they get back to me in a quick fashion. I highly recommend the Williams Law Firm for their knowledge, availability, and sincerity.
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Posted by Nancy | April 20, 2018
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Satisfied Client
My husband and I have been a client of The Williams Law Firm for several years. We could not be more impressed with their knowledge, professionalism, honestly and friendliness. We would recommend this law firm to everyone.
Posted by Chris | April 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did what he said he could do.
In January of 2015 my mother was told she didn’t have a case by an attorney from another firm, no names, but their initials are W&L. A friend of hers suggested she contact an attorney she knows named Joe Williams. Mr. Williams went to the house, as she was unable to travel, and after discussing everything, he told my mother “you absolutely have a case”. Betty passed away July 1st, 2015 from mesothelioma. Joe explained to me that this does not end here, and we will continue to pursue the case on your mother’s behalf. Joe and his staff spent the next two and a half years fighting for Betty. The whole time explaining the complex legal process in terms someone without a law degree (me) could comprehend. While it is regrettable that I needed his services, I am grateful they were available.
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Posted by Penelope | April 18, 2018
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Choosing a great Lawyer
Mr. Williams has been and is currently helping me with my husband’s mesothelioma case. To say that he has worked hard to get results for me would be an understatement. He and his staff have been unfailingly kind and at the same time efficient in helping me with the ins and outs, ups and downs of a case that otherwise I would not have known how to handle. Every member of staff that I have dealt with has kindly and patiently answered my questions, and when unsure of the answer have taken the time to find out and get back to me. I wish that no one would ever have to go through the pain of loss due to this terrible condition, however, I also wish that those who do face this situation would avail themselves of the help that is available to them at this fine and helpful Law Firm. Mr Williams is, dare I say it? Wonderful!
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Posted by ELLIE | January 22, 2018
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ELLIE COMMO
i WOULD RECOMMEND JOE WILLIAMS LAW OFFICE TO ANYONE. THEY WERE THERE TO RESOLVE EVERY NEED THAT OUR FAMILY HAD. THEY ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE, EFFICIENT AND CARING.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Trial Attorney
  • The Williams Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • A Large NYC Litigation Firm
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Trial Attorney
  • Major litigation firm in NY
  • 1996 - 2004
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
  • 1992 - 1996
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Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University at Albany
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • New York City Asbestos Litigation
  • Several hundred million dollars in total settlements

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Institute
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited
  • N/A
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Chairman
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Moot Court Honor Soceity - Chairman
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 1992
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today's Environment
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Joe for decades. He is smart, diligent and trustworthy. I have been practicing personal injury law for nearly two decades in Massachusetts. When my father suffered a significant knee injury in a slip and fall incident in New York, I sent him to Joe. Joe got great results and was able to walk my father through the legal landscape without my needing to interpret or reexplain anything. He can make complex matters understandable to clients while still being a top notch litigator. I endorse Joe without reservation."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to refer a client to Joe Williams. In the 20 years that I have known him, Joe has shown himself to be a attorney of unquestionable integrity, knowledge, and tenacity. He is a savvy litigator and a tireless advocate for his clients. Joe is also a superb trial attorney who possesses the expertise, experience, skill and a commanding courtroom presence that gets results. I endorse this lawyer."
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