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Roy C. Williams

Director and Organizer

Mr. Williams is a Gulf Coast native and resides in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He attended the University of Mississippi, receiving a B.A. degree in Accounting in 1961 and a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1966. He is admitted to practice in all courts in Mississippi including the Mississippi Supreme Court as well as all federal courts in the state, in addition to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

While in college, Mr. Williams was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Delta Phi. In law school, he served as a staff member and comment editor of the Mississippi Law Journal. Mr. Williams served as Public Defender for the 19th judicial district in 1967-1968. He is a member of the Jackson County, Mississippi State and American Bar Associations, having served as a commissioner of Continuing Legal Education and as a member of the Bar Admissions committee of the Mississippi State Bar on the Character and Fitness Subcommittee. Mr. Williams is a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (President, 1985-1986), Defense Research Institute (State Chairman, 1982-1985) and has been named as an Advocate to the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Mr. Williams is a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Williams is rated “A” by Martindale-Hubble, its highest rating. He has maintained a general practice with an emphasis in hospital law, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith defense, other insurance defense, legal malpractice and products of liability. Having been retained by Johns-Manville in the mid 1970’s to defend asbestos cases; Mr. Williams spent twenty years in this mass tort litigation. Mr. Williams tried to verdict the first asbestos case in Mississippi and has since tried similar cases to verdict.

As a businessman, Mr. Williams, in addition to his law practice, has been involved in numerous business ventures. He was one of the four founding partners of Skyler, Mississippi, serving as Director and Vice President until 1994, when it became Delta Health Group. Delta Health Group, Inc. is a long-term care company that operates in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

Mr. Williams has also been involved in condominium and apartment developments, as well as other business ventures. He has been involved in banking, having represented several financial institutions as counsel. In civic and governmental areas, Mr. Williams has been a member and officer of several civil organizations such as the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce, Pascagoula Rotary Club, Gulf Coast Business Council and Singing River Yacht Club and many others. He has also served as Chairman of the Pascagoula Planning Commission for approximately 40 years.