Levi G. Williams Jr.

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Practice Areas:

  • Employment
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Court Appointed Arbitrator/Dispute Resolution
  • Business/Marketing Analysis
  • Corporate General Counsel Services
  • Business Consulting
  • Governmental Affairs
  • Employment and Wage Law
  • Analysis of Law, Administrative Codes, and Policies
  • Organizational Behavior and Staff Management Analysis
  • Management/Operation of Community Based Agencies
  • Board Governance
  • State and Federal Litigation in All Areas of Practice
  • Client Development and Customer Relations

Biography

Attorney Williams, was born in Kingston, Jamaica but grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in marketing and organizational behavior. Attorney Williams attended the University of Florida Fredrick G. Levin College of Law, from which he graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1994.

Since graduating from law school, Attorney Williams has had a long and distinguished career in law and public service. He served as a prosecutor for approximately two years in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, in the city of Fort Myers, Florida; and he is currently a shareholder in the Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A. in the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he has practiced for approximately fifteen years, offering his clients value-added, affordable, and personalized professional services.

Attorney Williams' practice suite is diverse and includes: Corporate & Contracts,
Governmental Relations, State and Federal Litigation, Employment & Wage Claims, Premises Liability, Negligence, Torts, and Wrongful Death, and Personal Injury matters. He has handled many high-profile matters and litigations earning him the respect of his peers in being awarded the Florida Bar's 2008 "Professionalism Works Award" and the Legal Aid Service of Broward County's coveted "The Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award"- 2006.

He has served our community by volunteering his expertise and time on a variety of state and local non-profit boards. Some of the boards upon which Attorney Williams has served over time include: Florida's Council on The Social Status of Black Men and Boys, Broward College, Minority Development & Empowerment, Inc., Urban League of Broward County, Friends of Children, Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward, and the Gold Coast Jazz Society, just to name a few.

Attorney Williams' efforts in championing education, diversity, and health issues have been recognized by some our community's leading agencies where he was also honored with the following recognitions: "The Margaret & Cato Roach Award in Human Relations" by The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ)-2005; JM Family's "African American Achievers Award, Business & Entrepreneurism"- 2006; The American Diabetes Association's "Valor Award", 2006; Leadership Broward's "Leader of the Year Award", 2007; and he was honored to be included in the inaugural edition of "Who's Who In Black South Florida" in April of 2007. His professional and community based efforts have been the subject of many articles over the years. Some articles chronicling his efforts include: South Florida Business Journal's article titled Heavy Hitters In Education, in its 4/27/07 Edition; Broward Times article titled "Who's Who In Black South Florida: High-Profile Attorney Makes Impact with Low-Key Persona", in its, 12/7-12/13, 2007 edition, and many other articles which can be found on the web and in the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel. Attorney Williams is also regular commentator on a variety of business and political radio programs here in Florida and Jamaica and an independent writer to some of our community's news and business periodicals.

As an immigrant American, Attorney Williams believes in being involved in the political processes. His contributions in local, state and national politics are renowned. Most recently he served as the Broward County Chair for the 2010 Gubernatorial Campaign of now Governor Rick Scott. He has served on the campaign leadership team and/or transition teams for Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Charlie Crist, Attorney general Bill McCollum, Attorney general Pam Bondi and many others.

Attorney Williams' favorite personal quote is:

"Individually we are but a single drop contributing to the roaring river of change."

Additionally, he lives his life by a few personal codes of conduct. Two of his favorites are:

As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflect the man. -Proverbs 27:19

If a man's gift is...leadership, let him govern diligently... - Romans 12:6, 8

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Illinois, College of Business- Champaign, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1991
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Major: Marketing
    • Major: Organizational Behavior

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 1995
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Published Works

  • Heavy Hitters In Education, South Florida Business Journal, 4/27/07 Edition
  • Who’s Who In Black South Florida: High-Profile Attorney Makes Impact with Low-Key Persona, Broward Times, 12/7-12/13 edition

Honors

  • Recognized by the Urban League of Broward County and the National Rainbow PUSH
  • The Margaret & Cato Roach Award in Human Relations, The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ)
  • JM Family's African American Achievers Award, Business & Entrepreneurism
  • Legal Aid Service of Broward County/The Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award
  • The American Diabetes Association's Valor Award
  • Leadership Broward's Leader of the Year Award
  • Honored to be included in the inaugural edition of Who's Who In Black South Florida
  • Florida Bar's Recipient, Professionalism Works Award.

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Commission on Independent Education, Commissioner, Gubernatorial Appointment by Gov. Rick Scott, 2012
  • Broward County Chair for the Rick Scott/Jennifer Carroll Gubernatorial General Race, 2010
  • Campaign Leadership Team for the Pam Bondi Attorney General Race, 2010
  • Attorney General Bill McCollum’s Campaign Leadership Team for the Gubernatorial Primary Race, 2010
  • Florida Council on The Social Status of Black Men and Boys, Chairman, 2007 to 2010
  • Florida Council on The Social Status of Black Men and Boys, Florida Attorney General Appointment
  • Broward Community College (n/k/a/ Broward College) Board of Trustees, 1999 to 2010
  • Broward Community College, Board Chairperson, 2001 to 2002
  • Broward Community College, Gubernatorial Appointments by Governor Jeb Bush and Governor Charlie Crist, 2006 to 2007
  • Gold Coast Jazz Society, Board of Directors, 1998 to 2008
  • Minority Development & Empowerment, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Minority Development & Empowerment, Inc, Chairperson, 2005 to 2007
  • Attorney General Bill McCollum’s Transition Team and Campaign Leadership Team, 2006
  • Campaign Leadership Team for the Charlie Crist Gubernatorial Race, 2006
  • Federal Bar of Broward County, Board of Directors, 2002 to 2006
  • Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC), General Counsel, 2006 to 2008
  • Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC), Member, 1996 to Present
  • Urban League of Broward County, Board of Directors, 2002 to 2007
  • Urban League of Broward County, Board Chairperson, 2002 to 2005
  • South Florida Human Rights Council, Board of Directors, 2002 to 2003
  • Advisory Council on Educational Facilities-State Board of Education, Council Member, 2003
  • ALROD, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, Board of Directors, 2002 to Present
  • Jeb Bush's Campaign Leadership Team for the Gubernatorial Race, 2002
  • The Broward County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 1999 to 2001
  • The Broward County Chamber of Commerce, Counsel/Advisor
  • Broward County School Board Diversity Committee, 1998 to 2000
  • Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward, Board of Directors, 1999 to 2001
  • Friends of Children, Board of Directors, 1999 to 2003
  • Candidate for Broward County School Board, District 5, 2000
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Fraternity, President, 1992 to Present
  • Mediator Qualifications & Discipline Review Board - SE Division, Florida Supreme Court, 01/2017 to Present

Past Positions

  • Fertig and Gramling, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Partner, 1996 to 2011
  • Fort Myers State Attorney, Fort Myers, FL, Assistant State Attorney, 1994 to 1996
  • Ambrosia Corporation, Gainesville, FL, Vice President, 1992 to 1994
  • Anthem Inc., Gainesville, FL, President, 1991 to 1994