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About me

I work hard, care about my clients and am honest. I have tried hundreds of jury trials throughout Maryland. I have worked for insurance companies and know how they evaluate and defend cases. Now, I represent only plaintiffs, the persons who have been injured or killed, and their families.


1977- Started first racquetball club in Maryland, The Towson Court Club, with partner Leroy Merritt.


1978 to present- practiced law in all courts in Maryland.


1986- Accepted position as Managing Attorney with USF&G Insurance Company.  Oversaw in-house trial office and tried cases for defendants/ insureds.


2002- Founded Williams & Santoni with Senior Trial Counsel Jane Santoni.  Representing only plaintiffs.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    1 year
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
    1 year
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    1 year
  4. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%
    1 year
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


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    Joseph Williams is a very knowledgeable and dedicated attorney with many years of trial experience. I have work with him on several personal injury cases and I can say from personal experience that he is very skilled and works hard to obtain a positive result for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any personal injury case.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Williams & Santoni, LLP

401 Washington Ave
Towson, MD, 21204-4821


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law1995
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyUSF&G Insurance Company1986 - 2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Loyola University New OrleansN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972