Photo of Y. Kevin  Williams

Y. Kevin Williams

Partner

Kevin Williams specializes in defending cases with catastrophic injuries. Kevin has served as lead counsel in 148 jury trials and has litigated cases in 22 states. His clients represent a broad range of businesses and industries and they entrust him with high exposure cases involving product liability, transportation and premises liability among others.

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, Kevin has consistently been recognized for his litigation skills in authoritative publications such as The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers. Kevin graduated from Western New England School of Law in 1981 and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 1978.

Education

University of Georgia, B.A., with honors, 1978

Western New England College, J.D., 1981
Moot Court Team

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U. S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U. S. District Court of New Jersey
  • U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

Representative Experience

Defense verdict in premises liability negligence claim against shopping center security company in Kansas City following shooting on property. Appeared in case three weeks before trial with plaintiffs' demand at $40 million. Case named as one of the Top 10 Defense Verdicts in the state.

Successfully defended large convenience store chain in security case involving abduction, rape and murder of 26-year-old single mother of three. Appeared in case only one week before trial.

Defense verdict for product manufacturer in Columbus, Ohio, in case involving defective coupler for crane that resulted in death.

Defense verdict for boat manufacturer in carbon monoxide death case.

Defense verdict for cardiovascular thoracic surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia, in alleged medical malpractice wrongful death case.

Successfully defended international mining company in Georgia, in case involving multiple deaths and injuries.

Successfully defended national trucking company in Kansas City, Missouri, in case involving catastrophic brain injury.

Obtained a favorable verdict for international bottling company in Monticello, Arkansas, in case involving severe brain injury to young child and death to siblings.

Obtained favorable verdict for nation's largest property management company in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Attained defense verdict in a case with quadruple deaths in Pennsylvania from carbon monoxide poisoning in a product liability action; lowest demand was $20 million. 

Successfully defended large convenience store chain in a security case involving an abduction, rape and murder of a 26-year-old single mother of three; appeared in case only two weeks before trialn in case involving young man rendered a quadriplegic.

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers® 2013-2015, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation: Defense (2015)

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers  (2004-2013) 

Missouri Lawyers Weekly, trial victory named among “Defense Verdicts of 2006”  

Professional & Community Activities

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Defense Research Institute

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Cobb County Bar Association

Founding Board Member, Cobb County Justice Foundation

Executive Board Member, State Bar of Georgia General Practice and Trial Section, 1990-1992

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Events & Speaking Engagements

"Handling the Catastrophic Injury Case," The Daily Report's In-house Counsel CLE Seminar, July 25, 2013.