Attorney Josh Williams
I’m Josh Williams, and I started this firm to help people who were wronged by others.
I have never been able to stand back and let someone mistreat another person. I have to go in and help. That’s how I’m wired. That’s the main reason why I do this work (and why it pains me when I can’t help someone who reaches out to me).
I also do this work because I am fiercely competitive. I hate to lose. I love to win. And I especially enjoy winning against those who abused their positions of power to infringe on the rights and dignity of vulnerable or otherwise less-powerful people.
Accordingly, the focus of my practice is suing wrongdoers on behalf of individuals.
I started my legal career as a litigation associate at one of the largest law firms in Minnesota. I understand that prospective clients couldn’t care less about my old firm; you are (justifiably) only interested in what I know, what my clients think about me, and the results I get.
But the lawyers on the other side will look me up online (if you’re a lawyer for the other side, please click here) if they aren’t already familiar with me and my reputation–even though Minnesota Lawyer honored me as an Attorney of the Year–and given that these folks are often elitists, my big firm pedigree tends to bolster my credibility with them. If the other side concludes I’m a formidable adversary early in the process it usually benefits my clients, which is why I mention it here.
At any rate, working as what felt like a mercenary for Fortune 1000 corporations and the plutocrats who run them was not aligned with my values, so in 2009 I quit that firm to start my own and work with real people with real problems. Next to marrying my wife, it was the best decision I ever made.
My passion for promoting justice, fairness, civil rights, and otherwise standing up for people who need someone to stand strong on their behalf is the driving force behind why I do what I do.
But I’m not merely some bleeding heart. This is how I make a living, and, at bottom, I’m in the business of suing wrongdoers for money to fairly compensate my clients. To that end, I have brought hundreds of lawsuits and recovered millions of dollars for my clients.
Candidly, I don’t like it that someone has to suffer a calamity in order for me to earn a reasonable fee. But the public policy behind our civil justice system–which places a dollar value on harm–is that if wrongdoers have to pay for their actions with their pocketbooks, it will motivate them to put safeguards in place to ensure the illegal conduct doesn’t happen again.
I am honored to represent people who had the courage to stick up for themselves, and, by extension, the rights of countless others who follow in their footsteps.
I hope we can work together.
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