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John Shamaa Williams

Personal injury Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as John S. Williams

  • State Years
    Louisiana - LA 14 years
    Mississippi - MS 18 years
    Arkansas - AR 18 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2009
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    I handle slip and falls, car accidents, wrongful deaths, tractor trailer cases and any other injury suffered at the hands of another and at no fault of your own.

    18 years, 100 cases

  2. Other

John was born in Jackson, Mississippi and is a product of public education.  John went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Xavier University of LA.  After Xavier, John received a Master's degree in Biology from Alabama State University.  John ultimately decided to devote his career to the practice of law and recieved a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.  


John has dedicated his career to fighting for justice for his clients.  John did this as an Assistant Attorney General for Consumer Protection for then Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe; as Legal Director for the American CIvil Liberties Union of Mississippi; and as a Staff Attorney for the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana.


Now, John fights for clients as founder of the Law Offices of John S. Williams.  John uses his extensive court room experience to focus his practice on personal injury cases including car accidents, truck accidents, and wrongful death claims.  John is licensed to practice in the courts of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana but his primary office is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

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The Law Offices of John S Williams LLC
1500 Baronne St
Suite B
New Orleans, LA, 70113

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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Torri | March 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney
John has done a wonderful job settling my case. He kept me abreast as to what was going on the entire time and maximized the settlement with his vast knowledge in law. I truly appreciate you as an attorney and I recommend him to anyone that looking for a great attorney.
Posted by Daniel | March 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Business Owner
John S Williams is a great attorney! He is very efficient and accessible. His staff is very helpful and makes the process easy. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2015
The "Go-To" Attorney
I had a personal injury case and I called John to advocate for me in my legal matter. He listened to my needs and made it a point to keep my concerns - top priority. From my personal experience I sincerely believe he is an outstanding attorney. John has the ideal combination of expertise, experience, and knowledge needed for success. He is a winner! Thanks again, Another satisfied client! C.H.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2015
He Levels the Playing Field For Justice
Attorney John Williams is extremely knowledgeable in civil litigation. He informed me of what to expect in my personal injury lawsuit and delivered a fair settlement proportionate to my loss. He and his staff are consummate professionals and extremely courteous. I would definitely use his services again and I fully recommend him to anyone. - MHL
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2015
Excellent Rating
I needed a living will prepared in a relatively short amount of time. I have been putting it off for a very long time. John Williams spent the time determining what was important to me, made certain that I understood each decision, and made a difficult task very easy. I also appreciate his expediency, and attention to detail. Because of this positive experience, I continue to use John Williams with business affairs and have recommended him to others.
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Posted by Romula | July 22, 2015
Excellent in every way!
He represented me when I was side swiped by a 18 wheeler. I was very pleased by the care that was take with my case , I was more than just a case number, and I recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2013
Highest recommendation
I believe the ratings speak for themselves. John is a professional, consciencious, knowledgeable attorney. He treats clients and family with the utmost respect and keeps us apprised He always calls or emails when new issues arise. He's very pleasant to work with and I give him my highest recommendation.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of John S. Williams,LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Legal Director
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Office Of The Attorney General, State Of Arkansas
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Alabama State University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2001
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. S.M.
  • Not guilty
  • Rogers v. Taxi Co. and Fire and Casualty Insurance, Inc.
  • Case settled for Money damages
  • R.B. et al v. La. Office of Juvenile Justice et al
  • Consent Decree entered
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  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • 2015 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Emerging Philanthropists New Orleans
  • Class Member
  • 2015 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • NHTSA Certified in Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST)
  • Platt and Associates
  • 2015


  • Mississippi Law Journal
  • Impact of International Human Rights Law on Internally Displaced Gulf Coast Citizens, 77 Miss. L.J. 853
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Lafayette Parish Indigent Defender Office Training
  • Juvenile Post Disposition Advocacy CLE
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Friend
"We were in law school together. He is intelligent and well balanced in his thinking. His heart is in the right place. He represented a personal friend in a Louisiana case. He developed a simple solution to a complex issue and saved my friend a lot of money and trouble. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a highly competent attorney who gives great attention to the details and is incredibly responsive to the needs of his clients. He handles the cases of his clients as if it they are his own."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Friend
"John Williams is a highly competent trial attorney that not only represents his clients to the maximum in the courtroom, but also serves his community. I have known John his entire legal career and I continue to be impressed by his work ethic and dedication. I highly endorse John Williams."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is one of the most professional and hard working attorneys I have had the pleasure to practice with. We have co-counseled on personal injury matters on numerous times and John has done phenomenal work not only in pretrial preparation but also in trials. John is a really great attorney and I look forward to working with him on cases in the future."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for many years. John is one of the most well-prepared and knowledgable attorneys that I have ever encountered. His grasp of the law and science related to criminal defense (specifically, DWI defense) make him a fierce advocate for his clients in the courtroom. Anytime I have issues relating to criminal or DWI law in Louisiana, John is the attorney that I turn to. Anyone charged with a crime in Louisiana would be well advised to do the same."
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New Orleans Personal injury Lawyer John Shamaa Williams
John Shamaa Williams
Personal injury Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 18 years
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