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Jason Williams
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Biography

As a toddler, Jason Williams's mother kept him occupied in front of the TV set during the Watergate hearings. From that experience, albeit an unconscious one, grew a deep respect for democracy and the rule of law. He went on to obtain a college degree in international affairs and served in the U.S. Army before getting a law degree to help clients resolve their grievances. An attorney at Smith LaCien LLP, Jason concentrates in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

Previously, Jason was a solo practitioner for eight years, litigating cases at the trial and appellate levels on complex computer matters as well as medical malpractice, healthcare, antitrust, commercial, and trusts and estates work. Among his cases, he won a summary judgment in federal court against a national title insurance company and obtained settlements on behalf of 17 governmental entities under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He practiced law at two Chicago firms before starting J.R. Williams Law LLC.

Jason served in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, from 1993 - 1997 and was deployed overseas several times from his post at Fort Bragg. He received an Army Achievement Medal and a Parachutist Badge.

After receiving a B.A. in International Studies in 1999, he earned a law degree and interned at the U.S. Department of Justice U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois, and its Antitrust Division, Chicago Field Office. He was a judicial extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Rosemond.

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: International Studies

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2015