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Y. Kevin Williams

Partner Of Counsel

Kevin Williams focuses his practice in defending cases with catastrophic injuries. Kevin has served as lead counsel in 150 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.


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

Western New England University School of Law, 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 liability claim against CrossFit Inc. in a case seeking multi-millions. Case named as one of the Top 10 Most Impressive Defense Verdicts of 2018.

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 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; appeared in case only two weeks before trial in case involving young man rendered a quadriplegic.

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

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers®, "Lawyer of the Year"- Personal Injury Litigation, 2021

Best Lawyers®, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2013-2023

2018 CVN's Top 10 Most Impressive Defense Verdict List

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers List, Civil Litigation: Defense (2005-2007, 2009, 2013-2021)

Top Lawyers in Georgia, Highest in Ethical Standards & Professional Excellence, The Legal Network (2015).

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

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Atlanta Bar Association

Cobb County Bar Association

Cobb County Justice Foundation, Founding Board Member

Defense Research Institute

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

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

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

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