Richard M. Williams

Richard M. Williams: Attorney with Gray•Duffy, LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Gray•Duffy, LLP
  • 15760 Ventura Boulevard, 16th Floor (Encino), Los Angeles, CA 91436
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Richard M. Williams, Partner with Gray•Duffy, LLP, has more than 35 years of complex litigation experience including class action matters, and has tried more than 40 cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. His practice covers a breadth of litigation matters including product and premises liability, catastrophic and other personal injury, public entity defense, professional negligence, real estate, intellectual property, employment and unfair business practices.

Mr. Williams works closely with clients to analyze the essence of a dispute with the goal of resolving cases in an efficient and cost effective manner. He successfully represents a wide range of clients including insurance companies, business service firms, collection services, higher education organizations, major grocery stores, school districts, contractors, steel manufacturers and property management firms.

With extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Williams has been involved in more than 700 cases as an acting judge pro tem, special master, arbitrator or mediator. He has been trained by and mediated cases for the First, Second and Sixth District Courts of Appeal. Mr. Williams sits on mediation panels of the San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara County Superior Courts. His particular mediation experience includes cases involving intellectual property, clergy abuse, personal injury, business litigation, professional liability, real estate and employment disputes.

Mr. Williams is on the Neutral Panel for the Santa Clara County Bar Association. He was previously on the Board of Governors of the California Trial Lawyers Association (now the Consumer Attorneys of California) and has led trial advocacy seminars for continuing education courses (CEB, ALI and ADC) as well as instructed classes in law and the court system to local high school students. He has also coached high school football and baseball.

Mr. Williams, a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney, obtained his B.A. from Stanford University in 1971 and his J.D. from University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1975.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Employment
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Products Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
650-365-7343  Phone
650-365-6225  Fax
University Attended:
Stanford University, B.A., 1971
Law School Attended:
University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of California; 1975, California; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Claims Court
Federal Bar Association Bar Association of San Francisco; Santa Clara and San Mateo County Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Litigation Section); Association of Defense Counsel; American Arbitration Association.
Birth Information:
Eugene, Oregon, April 8, 1949
Payment Information:
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