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Allison C. Williams

Firm: Williams Law Group, LLC
Phone: (908) 810-1083

Specialties / Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Substance Abuse

Bio

Allison C. Williams, Esq., is Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Union and Wall Township, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.

Ms. Williams is a member of the New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification (NJBAC) – Matrimonial Committee, a New Jersey Supreme Court committee that determines eligibility of candidates to be certified as a recognized practitioner in the field of matrimonial law. She practices exclusively in the area of matrimonial and family law, with an emphasis on complex Child Welfare matters, including representation of parents in DYFS/DCPP matters, representation of resource family parents, and consultation to matrimonial counsel regarding DCPP investigations and related issues. She has a statewide practice, currently handling matters in 16 counties across the State and in the Office of Administrative Law (OAL).

Ms. Williams is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and has served on the Family Law Executive Committee (FLEC) of that association, on which committee she lead the DYFS/DCPP Subcommittee. She has served as an Editor on the Board of the New Jersey Family Lawyer, a publication of NJSBA distributed to family law judges and attorneys. Ms. Williams lectures frequently for several professional organizations, including the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), and her articles have appeared in the New Jersey Lawyer, the New Jersey Family Lawyer, and other publications state-wide.

An established thought leader in the field of child welfare law, Ms. Williams has appeared on the Katie Couric show to provide her insights on parents falsely accused of child abuse, and she has been interviewed by News12 on precedential child abuse rulings. Her website, www.NewJerseyDYFSdefense.com, formerly a Blog, has been cited by news media for the parental defense position on matters pending before the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Ms. Williams has been named a Rising Star Attorney by the New Jersey Super Lawyers franchise continuously from 2008 - 2013, and has been named a Super Lawyer by that organization for 2014 and 2015.

Ms. Williams received her B.S., magna cum laude, and her M.S., summa cum laude, from Florida State University. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. 

Education & Admissions

  • Bachelors of Science, Communications, Florida State University, 1998
  • Masters of Science, Corporate Communications, Florida State University, 2000
  • Juris Doctor, Syracuse University College of Law, 2003
  • New Jersey Bar, 2003
  • New York Bar, 2004

Awards and Recognition

  • Rising Star Attorney ? New Jersey Super Lawyers Publication ? 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Super Lawyer ? New Jersey Super Lawyers Publication ? 2014, 2015
  • ABWL Young Lawyer Change Maker Award ? April 2009
  • Circle of Excellence Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year Award ? June 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Supreme Court Committee ? Board on Attorney Certification, Matrimonial Certification Committee (2012 ? present)
  • NJSBA Family Law Executive Committee (FLEC) (2011 - Present; Chair, DCPP Subcommittee, 2012 ? present; Children's Rights Subcommittee, 2009 - 2014)
  • NJSBA Certified Attorneys Section (2011 ? present; Chair, 2011- 2012)
  • New Jersey Family Lawyer publication, Editor (2007 ? 2013)
  • NJSBA Child Welfare Law Section (2010 ? present)
  • Monmouth County Legal Aid Society Trustee (2007 ? 2011)
  • Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey (2007 ? present; Treasurer, 2010-2011)
  • Middlesex County Bar Association Family Law Section (2005 ? present)
  • Middlesex County ESP Panelist (January 2010 ? present)
  • Union County Family Law Committee (2010 ? present)

Reported Cases

  • NJDYFS v. D.P., 422 N.J.Super. 583 (App.Div.2011)
  • NJDYFS v. C.H., 428 N.J.Super. 40 (App.Div.2012)

Speaker Comments

  • "Allison Williams is the best speaker I've seen on this Attorney Credit series. She is extremely knowledgeable and does an excellent job of engaging the audience and keeping them attentive. " - Kimberly (, )
  • "Ms Williams is one of the best lecturers I've observed" - Mary (, )