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Attorney Robert Leanza Williams Jr. began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, which is one of the busiest state attorney offices in the Country. He cut his teeth overseeing hundreds of DUI and misdemeanor cases.  During his tenure he was promoted several times serving in both the Criminal juvenile and Felony divisions where he conquered these specialized areas of criminal law.  While in the Juvenile Division he prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging from theft to aggravated battery.   Next, in the Felony criminal division, he prosecuted cases that included crimes such as drug trafficking, domestic violence, sex crimes and homicide.  During this assignment, Mr. Williams honed his trial skills and continued to perfect his craft, while carrying case loads near the 300 count.  In addition to the latter, Attorney Williams also handled issues including probation violation hearings, motions to suppress, bond hearings, Arthur hearings, Nebia hearings, and appeals.




Attorney Williams resume includes, serving in the Unites States Marine Corps, earning BS from Florida State University, serving as Firefighter for City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and earning JD from ST. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida. Further, his experience includes an internship with the Miami Dade County State Attorneys Office and Judicial Summer Clerk for the Honorable Judge Darryl Trawick. On a more Personal note, Attorney Williams Attended Miami Beach Senior high school and dropped out at the age of 17 to join the United States Marine Corps. Whiles stationed in Hawaii, Mr. Williams later earned his High School Diploma from St. Louis H.S.  The Marines selected him for BOOST Program, Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training Program; where he went on to earn a college scholarship. He went on to earn BS in Political Science, from Florida State University.  While at Florida State he walked on to Football Team playing both offense and defensive tackles under the Legendary Coach Bobby Bowden.  He also pledged Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity Incorporated.  He is married to Cynthia Joy Brown Williams.




Attorney Williams is Barred in the state courts of Florida and Georgia. He is also barred federally in the southern district of Florida and the middle district of Georgia. Further, he is a member of the bar for the Armed Forces Military Appeals Court.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    8 years
  2. Business: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%

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Payment types:

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  • Jeff Moussignac

    It is my privilege to endorse Attorney Robert Leanza Williams, Jr. A former prosecutor and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Robert L. Williams is the lawyer you want on your side, to fight for and defend your rights. I have known Mr. Williams since law school and I am honored to call him a friend and colleague. In law school at the prestigious Saint Thomas University, Mr. Williams exhibited excellent leadership qualities, inspired his peers to excel, and was elected a student senator. Mr. Williams has great oratory skills and a sharp legal mind. Most importantly, he is a fighter who is committed to the cause of justice and always has his clients' best interests in mind. Mr. Williams is among the elite attorneys practicing criminal and personal injury in Georgia and Florida. I highly recommend him.

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  • Benjamin David Goldberg

    I have been impressed with how Mr. Williams treats each of his clients as if he were defending his closest friend. Even in tough cases, he explores every possible avenue of defense. He is a fighter, and he gets great results for his clients.

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Contact info

Georgia

165 Dekalb Industrial Way Suite A
Decatur, GA, 30030

Florida

1108 Kane Concourse (96th street) Suite 206
Bay Harbor Island, FL, 33154

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200907/15/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200806/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
MemberWho's Who Legal2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRobert Leanza Williams Jr. Attorney at Law2011 - Present
Felony ProsecutorMiami Dade County State Attorney's Office2007 - 2011
InternMiami Dade County State Attorney's Office2007 - 2007
Intern11th Judicial Circuit Court Of Miami Dade2005 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2012 - Present
Georgia Association of Personal Injury AttorneysMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Case DismissedCase was dismissed
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Florida State University College of LawPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1992