Jonathan L. Williams handles complex trial and appellate litigation in courts around the country, from state trial courts to the U.S. Supreme Court. He has litigated across diverse areas of law, including state and federal administrative and constitutional law, product liability, environmental, tax, gaming, and consumer protection. His work has led to successful client outcomes and national recognition. In 2019, Jonathan was honored by the Daily Business Review as a lawyer “On the Rise,” an award which recognizes attorneys for wielding influence and showing expertise in their practice areas.
Before joining the firm, Jonathan served as Deputy Solicitor General in the Florida Office of the Attorney General. There, he worked closely with senior agency personnel on strategic, communications, and litigation issues, with a primary focus on the environment, economic issues, taxation, and consumer protection. Jonathan drafted several merits and certiorari-stage briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, and his work garnered a 2017 Supreme Court Best Brief Award from the National Association of Attorneys General. He also successfully argued two high-profile cases before the Florida Supreme Court.
Jonathan began his career with Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., where he practiced business, environmental, and nationwide product liability litigation. Super Lawyers twice recognized him as a litigation Rising Star in the D.C. market.
Following graduation, cum laude, from the Duke University School of Law, Jonathan clerked for Judges Lee H. Rosenthal of the Southern District of Texas and E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. At Duke, he was an articles editor for the Duke Law Journal and a member of the moot court team. Jonathan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University.