HERBERT B. WILLIAMS received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee in 1977 with High Honors. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from Memphis State University (now University of Memphis) School of Law in 1981. He is a member of the American, Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations and is certified to practice in the United States District Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a Rule 31 Certified Mediator in the field of Civil Mediation.
Mr. Williams represents individuals, employees, employers, insurance companies and governmental entities in several areas. He is a seminar speaker on workers’ compensation; has handled compensation claims for over 20 years for employers, insurance carriers and employees and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2009 in the field of workers compensation. He is experienced in litigating pneumoconiosis (black lung) claims in both state and federal forums, municipal, automobile and general liability cases. He has litigated and arbitrated construction contract disputes on behalf of both owners and contractors. In addition, he has experience in oil and gas contract, production and distribution litigation. Mr. Williams has experience representing both municipalities and natural gas utilities.
Mr. Williams was a former partner with the Honorable Federal Judge Thomas W. Philips in the firm of Philips & Williams before joining Stokes, Fansler & Williams which evolved into Stokes, Williams, Sharp & Davies, PLLC which has now evolved into Stokes, Williams, Sharp, Cope & Mann