Lance Williams is an “AV” rated trial lawyer, whose areas of practice include defending product liability, mass tort, professional malpractice, construction, toxic tort and insurance defense litigation. With an emphasis on preparing cases and taking them to trial, Mr. Williams has tried cases throughout the state of Louisiana and in other jurisdictions.
His product liability experience has involved representation of manufacturers in the automotive, heavy machinery, industrial equipment, home product, and medical device industries. Through his appellate work, Mr. Williams has helped forge much of the favorable jurisprudence in Louisiana interpreting the Louisiana Product Liability Act, obtaining reported decisions in every State and Federal appeals court in Louisiana. Mr. Williams also represents defendants in catastrophic toxic tort litigation, including claims against manufacturers and premises owners for asbestos and benzene exposure.
Mr. Williams is licensed to practice in Louisiana and Illinois. He has spoken nationally on topics related to product liability, class action, and asbestos litigation. Additionally, he was an assistant professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law from 2000-2001.
He is an active member of the Defense Research Institute and the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. He is Immediate Past Chair of the Product Liability Committee of ABA-TIPS.