310 W. Polk St | Livingston, TX 77351

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Dana T. Williams


Fax 936-327-6118

Accomplished Trial Lawyer and Advocate

Practice Areas: Criminal Trial Law, Real Estate Transactions, and Probate Law.

For over 27 years, Mrs. Dana T. Williams has been a respected member of the Texas legal community, and an active participant in community non-profit and civic organizations. An experienced litigator, mediator and negotiator, she has tried numerous criminal and civil 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 prosecutors and opposing lawyers, reserving her compassionate support for her clients and their families.

Mrs. Williams has significant first-chair trial experience and has handled thousands of claims and lawsuits involving diverse issues relating to complex white collar criminal cases, drug cases, assault cases, business disputes, real estate transactions, 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 Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas and is a member of the National Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Mrs. Williams also serves as Chief Judge of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas' Tribal Court since 2015 and Municipal Judge for the City of Livingston beginning January 2023 and is a Member of the National Judicial College.  

She previously served as the Board President of Make It Matter, Inc., a global non-profit providing housing for indigent families; she served as Board Chair of the North Harris County YMCA from 2007-2009 and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2009. She served as past  Board President of Childrenz Haven, the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Polk County, the Polk County Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Cleveland 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, gardener, and reader, she is a member of Fallbrook Church and serves within the Community Awareness Ministry.

Born in Houston, Texas, Mrs. Dana Williams moved to Polk County, where she graduated 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, Criminal, Real Estate, and Litigation Sections); National Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (President); Polk County Chamber of Commerce; Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce.
  •      Recognition: 
  • Texas Superlawyers – Rising Star, National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
  • Past Board President – Childrenz Haven, Texas Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), Make It Matter global non-profit
  • President - Polk County Criminal Defense Association 
  • Member - NAACP Legal Defense Fund

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