Brian A. Williams is a partner in the firm’s Fort Myers office. He obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and his Juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., Williams’ past legal experience includes serving as the Associate General Counsel for The School District of Collier County, Florida and the Chief Legal Counsel for the School District of Lee County, Florida. In these roles, he was involved in various types of litigation including premise liability, negligent supervision, wrongful death, vehicle negligence, employment discrimination, real estate, and construction. Williams has frequently appeared before Florida State and Federal Courts, the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), and the Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC). Mr. Williams also served as the Chief Economic Development Officer for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, where he drafted the District’s policy and procedures for the implementation of programs designed to assist small, disadvantaged, veteran, women, and minority owned businesses.
In addition to his legal career with School Districts, Mr. Williams acquired extensive litigation experience while working as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County and through his practice at large civil litigation firms in Miami, Fort Myers, and Naples, Florida.
Mr. Williams has been an active member of the Florida Bar since 2002.
- In January of 2015, Mr. Williams’s co-authored an article titled “Government Contracting Preference Programs After Schuette: What’s Next? Achieving Parity Through Race-Neutral Methods” published in The Construction Lawyer Journal, an American Bar Association publication.
- Lee County Bar Association
- Collier County Bar Association
- American Bar Association, Construction Law Forum
- George Washington University Law School, J.D.
- Emory University, BBA
- U.S. Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Northern District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
- U.S. Tax. Court