Chris is the firm’s in-house authority on appellate practice and procedure. Having served with distinction for Judge James E. Thomas of the Mississippi Court of Appeals, Mr. Williams has the inside track on the appellate process and has practical experience with drafting legal opinions and briefs. He was one of the first attorneys to argue a case before the Mississippi Supreme Court which was broadcast live on the Mississippi Supreme Court’s website.
“Thousands of people are hurt and injured every day. The thought of going up against a global corporation, the drug industry, the insurance industry or other guilty parties, to help someone else, can be so intimidating that without help, many people would never receive what rightfully belongs to them or restore what was taken from them. Our team is dedicated to helping other people.”
Mr. Williams was on the trial team that received a jury verdict of $4,691,000 in Hinds County Circuit Court against a regional hospital for the wrongful death of a twenty-nine year old attorney, Ellen Kelly. Mrs. Kelly suffered an anaphylactic reaction to latex which triggered respiratory arrest and eventual death after being exposed to latex during surgery. The verdict was appealed and upheld in its entirety by the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Mr. Williams was one of the principal authors of the briefs filed in support of the verdict.
Mr. Williams graduated with honors from the University of South Alabama in 1993, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in history. Receiving an academic scholarship, he attended the Mississippi College School of Law, completing the requirements for his Juris Doctorate in 1997. He was then admitted to the Mississippi Bar Association in 1997.
Mr. Williams is married to the former Amanda Fairbank of Gulfport, Mississippi. They have one child, Lockard. The Williams are members of St. Francis Catholic Church in Madison, Mississippi. Outside of work, Mr. Williams enjoys spending time with his family, reading and fishing.
Mr. Williams practices law in areas including mass torts, automobile liability, uninsured motorist insurance, medical malpractice, premises and product liability.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, please contact the Diaz Law Firm. You can reach us online or by calling our toll-free number at 800-459-2222. Our team is available to speak with you about your potential case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us nothing unless we recover for you.
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