Dana T. Williams graduated from Lamar University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business, and graduated from South Texas College of Law at Houston in 1995. From 1995 to 2006, she worked as a trial lawyer handling insurance defense and commercial litigation cases. She founded The Williams Firm, PC, in 2006 to provide a general litigation practice in Harris County and surrounding counties and, in 2011, she moved her practice to Polk County, where she grew up. She is the first African-American attorney to operate a private law practice in Polk County. She now practices criminal defense and real estate litigation in Polk and surrounding counties throughout East Texas, with her office in Livingston, Texas. Mrs. Williams is a seasoned trial lawyer with 27 years of trial experience in criminal defense and general civil litigation. Mrs. Williams has also served as the Chief Tribal Judge for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas since 2015 and has been appointed as a Municipal Judge for the City of Livingston as of January 2023. Mrs. Williams has been married for 30 years and has two daughters. Mrs. Williams previously served as President of the Board of Directors for Make It Matter, Inc., a global non-profit that builds homes for families in third world countries. She also serves as a mentor for young attorneys with the Texas Indigent Defense Commission and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association.
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