I began my legal career as an associate attorney with the law firm of Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, in midtown Atlanta practicing insurance defense law. Drawing on my experience as an insurance defense lawyer and my experience as a claims representative for State Farm Insurance Company, I started my own practice in 1997, dedicated to representing clients in personal injury cases. A few years later I expanded my practice to include divorce and family law, and estate planning.
I am a seasoned trial lawyer with 20 years of experience trying cases before judges and juries in the State and Federal courts throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. I have litigated cases from auto accidents, to premises liability, to products liability and well as high asset divorces, and numerous family law matters. And, I have represented clients on appeal before the Georgia Appeals Court and Georgia Supreme Court.
In addition to trial work I am a skilled mediator and I have successfully helped parties navigate through complex and difficult matters and address issues in a productive format.
Our firm has knowledge, experience and insight to get the best possible outcome in your case. We are dedicated to giving each and every client the personal attention that your case requires.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1995||08/09/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Certified Mediator||Justice Center of Atlanta||2012|
|Owner / Attorney||Phyllis R. Williams, P.C.||1996 - Present|
|Administrative Hearing Officer||DeKalb County Human Resources Merit System||2004 - 2016|
|Adjunct Professor||Georgia State University||1998 - 2008|
|Assistant Director||West Publishing Company||1996 - 1998|
|Associate Attorney||Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP||1995 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||2010 - Present|
|YMCA Academies of South DeKalb||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||1995 - Present|
|DeKalb County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2003 - 2009|
|Leadership DeKalb||Graduate||2003 - 2003|
|Florida State University||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Florida||Bachelor of Music||1986|