18 Years of Criminal and Civil Law Experience
Attorney Williams is a passionate and fearless advocate for her clients in DUI, civil, criminal, and all traffic related matters. She has handled hundreds of hearings and trials, including jury and bench trials.
A native of Oakland, California, Attorney Williams is the principal attorney at the Law Office of Jacqueline Williams in Washington, D.C. Her primary practice areas are Criminal and Civil Litigation. She received her B.S. in Criminal Justice at Grambling State University, and her Juris Doctorate degree at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
When advocating for her clients, Attorney Williams often speaks to judges about her past experiences working as a Corrections Officer and the horrors of prison and jail in the United States. And although she knows that working in a jail is not the same as serving time in jail, Attorney Williams can relate to clients who are returning citizens. She understands the conditions faced while in jail/prison, and problems and obstacles faced when returning home. Whether you’re in trouble with the law for the first time or an alleged repeat offender, you need a strong advocate who can relate to you, your struggle, your family, your community, YOUR CASE. Attorney Williams is that lawyer. If you need help, DO NOT WAIT.
Attorney Williams began her legal career as a Juvenile Corrections Officer in Atlanta, Georgia where she served as Lead Officer in the largest facility for juveniles in the State of Georgia. Inspired by the young people she encountered at the juvenile jail, she resigned her post to attend law school at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
After graduating from law school with honors, Attorney Williams moved to the east coast where she worked in Kings County as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. Following her tenure as a prosecutor, she opened a general litigation firm in New York City and represented private clients in civil and criminal defense cases throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
Attorney Williams proudly serves as an Ambassador and 2015 Society member for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the National Council of Negro Women.
Attorney Williams has served as a speaker and panelist on criminal justice issues for the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference, Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, and several local churches. In 2012, she was appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia to serve as a board member on the District’s Commission on Reentry and Returning Citizens Affairs. In 2014, Attorney Williams served as a volunteer attorney for President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder’s Clemency Project which assisted non-violent federal prisoners with securing early release from prison. In 2017, Attorney Williams was the proud recipient of the National Bar Association’s Rising Star Award, presented to her by the Women’s Division of the Greater Washington Area.