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Joyce C. Williams

Associate | Chicago, IL
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Joyce Williams is an associate attorney focusing her practice on the litigation of toxic tort and complex commercial matters. She has extensive experience in trial preparation, legal research, and drafting motions and briefs. Prior to joining Segal McCambridge as an associate, Ms. Williams worked as a summer associate and a law clerk at the firm.

Ms. Williams earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin School of Law, where she served as senior managing editor of the Wisconsin Law Review, was a competitor and coach on the Moot Court Board, and was a competitor and Vice President of Membership on the Mock Trial Team. She also served as a mentor for Phi Alpha Delta and the 1L Mentorship Program and as secretary of the Indigenous Law Students Association. Ms. Williams also holds a bachelor's degree with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a member of the UW Equestrian Team.

Outside of work, Ms. Williams is interested in horseback riding, biking, and  the preservation of historic architecture.

Honors

  • Finalist, Rendigs Products Liability Moot Court Competition (Spring 2014)
  • Quarterfinalist, In Vino Veritas Mock Trial Competition (Fall 2014)
  • Gwynette E. Smalley Law Review Prize for Special Contributions (Spring 2015)
  • Mathys Memorial Award for Outstanding Moot Court Coaching (Spring 2015)
  • University of Wisconsin Law School Pro Bono Society Inductee (50+ hours of service)

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • After two years of litigation successfully obtained complete dismissal of lawsuit on behalf of condominium building management client in lawsuit claiming more than $1 million in damages by plaintiff alleging toxic mold exposure. 

author

Blight Prevention: The Use of Eminent Domain to Condemn Underwater Mortgages in Wisconsin, 2014 Wisconsin Law Review 1231.

contributing editor

"LexisNexis Practice Guide: Illinois Personal Injury Litigation" (2014 Edition).

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2015.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. with distinction, 2010.

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2015
  • Wisconsin, 2015