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About me

I focus on constitutional litigation and helping clients with difficult legal issues on appeal. I also work on libel/slander cases and help individuals whose reputations are threatened by inaccurate online postings.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 55%
  2. Civil Rights: 45%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kenneth M Chang

    Harry is one of the smartest and warmest lawyers I've met. While working tirelessly and zealously for his clients, he would never lose the sight of the human equation in any matters or cases. I highly recommend Harry.


    Kenneth Chang Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gretchen Suzanne Obrist

    Harry is a top-notch litigator and appellate practitioner. He has expertly handled a broad range of criminal and civil matters, and he is particularly knowledgeable on civil rights and constitutional issues. He is an enthusiastic advocate for his clients and I look forward to working with him again.


    Gretchen Obrist Class action Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Harry Williams LLC

707 East Harrison
Seattle, WA, 98102


TXInactive 200608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2016
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Litigation CounselKeller Rohrback, LLP2010 - 2014
Staff AttorneyAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Washington2009 - 2010
AttorneyThe Defender Association2008 - 2008
Staff AttorneyTexas Fair Defense Project2005 - 2008
Staff AttorneyAmerican Civil Liberties Union2003 - 2005
Associate AttorneyEarthjustice2002 - 2003
Law ClerkHon. Myron H. Thompson2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2008 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rothgery v. Gillespie County, TexasThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in our favor.
State v. WilliamsReversal of Conviction
Jimenez v. QuartermanUnanimous reversal by U.S. Supreme Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)Exploring the Wrongful Conviction Statute2014
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)Criminal Convictions and Excessive Force Claims2013
Asian-Pacific Law and Policy JournalProperty Rights and Legal Reform in Township and Village Enterprises in China2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Columbia University School of LawPolitical SciencePhD - Doctorate1996
University of MinnesotaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UW Muslim Students of Social Work DinnerCivil Rights and Civil Liberties2009
UW Muslim Students of Social Work DinnerCivil Rights and Civil Liberties2009
Langston Hughes African American Film FestivalAmerican Violet (film based on a case Harry worked on)2009