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Dana T. Williams

Accomplished Litigator, Mediator, Advocate

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate Transactions, Probate and Guardianship Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases.

For over nine years, Mrs. Dana Williams has been a respected member of the Polk County, Texas legal community, and an active participant in area non-profit and civic organizations. An experienced litigator, mediator, and negotiator, she has tried numerous premises liability, wrongful death, personal injury, insurance coverage, probate, criminal, and property damage cases.

Clients find Mrs. Williams approachable and straight-forward in handling their representation. She isn’t afraid to go head-to-head with the most aggressive lawyers, reserving her compassionate support for her clients.

Her defense clients include numerous individuals and companies involved in complex civil and criminal litigation. Mrs. Williams has significant first-chair trial experience and has handled hundreds of claims and lawsuits involving diverse issues relating to personal and business disputes, real estate, family, guardianship, and probate matters. She also has extensive experience preparing witnesses for deposition and trial.

Admitted to practice in all Texas State courts and all U.S. District Courts in the State of Texas. Mrs. Williams completed training in the arts and skills of trial advocacy conducted by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. She is a member of the Family Law and Litigation Sections of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

She served as Board Chair of the North Harris County YMCA from 2007-2009 and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2009. She is the current Board President of Childrenz Haven, the Childrens’ Advocacy Center (CAC) of Polk County, the Polk County Chamber of Commerce, and frequently volunteers her legal services for various community organizations and charitable events.

She and husband Theron Williams, Jr. have two daughters. An avid runner, golfer, and reader, she is a member of Fallbrook Church and serves within the Ushers Ministry and the Community Awareness Ministry.

Born in Houston, Texas, Mrs. Dana Williams moved to Polk County in 1979, where she graduated as valedictorian from Goodrich High School. An alumni of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, she studied business pre-law, played basketball, and was named an Outstanding Member of the Lamar University Class of 1991.  She was awarded her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1995.

Mrs. Williams was named a “Rising Star” by her peers, an award published in Texas Monthly magazine and the Rising Star Edition of Texas Super Lawyers, a joint project from the publishers of Texas Monthly and Law and Politics Media, Inc.

At A Glance

  • Admitted: 1995, Texas; U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas
  • Education
    • J.D., South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX
    • B.B.A. in Business, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
  • Member: State Bar of Texas (Member, Family and Litigation Sections); Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Polk County Chamber of Commerce.
  • Recognition: Texas Superlawyers – Rising Star, National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
  • Board Member – Childrenz Haven, Texas Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)
  • Polk County Criminal Defense Association President
  • Member of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Active with multiple non-profits throughout Polk County and Texas