Name: Tim Williams
School: Indiana University
Major: Business Administration
Brother Williams is a 1978 initiate of the fraternity. Judge Williams was appointed on April 4, 2006 by Governor Kenny Guinn to fill a vacancy left on the District Court bench by John McGroarty and was sworn in on April 24, 2006. He was then retained in the general election of November 7, 2006 to complete the remaining year of his predecessor’s term. He filed for re-election in 2008 and was unopposed for a six-year term commencing in January, 2009.
Judge Williams was born in 1955 and has been a 23 year resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from Indiana University in 1979 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1983 from Ohio Northern University.
Prior to taking the bench, Judge Tim Williams has 20 years of complex civil litigation experience, has served on the District Court Arbitration and Mediation Panel, and presided as a Judge Pro Tem in the one-day jury trial program. It is estimated that Judge Tim Williams has served in the role as an arbitrator/mediator in hundreds of cases on behalf of the citizens of Clark County, resulting in the avoidance of costly and time-consuming litigation for the parties.
Judge Tim Williams has held many leadership positions for various bar associations. Judge Williams is the former President of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, former President of Las Vegas Chapter of National Bar Association, past member of the Consumer Protection Committee for the State Bar of Nevada, past member of the Fee Dispute Committee for the State Bar of Nevada and a member of the Nevada Supreme Court Arbitration/Mediation /Short Trial Committee. He also served 10 years as a panel member of Medical/Dental/Legal Screening Panel for the Insurance Division for the State of Nevada.
As a lawyer, Judge Tim Williams obtained an A-V ranking in Martindale-Hubbell for his legal ability and high ethical standards. Judge Tim Williams has lectured lawyers and Judges over 30 times on continuing legal education for the State Bar of Nevada, Clark County Bar Association and Nevada Trial Lawyer Association. He also has lectured law students at the Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
In addition to his commitment to the law, Judge Williams has received United States Congressional recognition for community service. In 1994, Judge Williams was honored as “Humanitarian-of-the-Year” for his role in assisting boys from single parent homes. Judge Williams has also sponsored “Little League” baseball and junior high basketball teams in Clark County.