Gerald J. Williams
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Gerald J. Williams concentrates on toxic tort and complex personal injury cases in addition to handling consumer protection, civil rights, employment law, police litigation and class actions.
Williams received his law degree in 1982 from Temple University School of Law Evening Division. Previously, he held positions in the fields of mental health and social work, serving as director of research and evaluation at the Benjamin Rush Center in Philadelphia, and as an evaluation analyst at St. Luke's and Children's Medical Center. He was an associate at a Philadelphia law firm before starting his own practice in 1984. A year later, he and Mark Cuker became partners.
Williams is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Both he and his firm have received an "AV" rating - the highest given - from legal publisher Martindale Hubbell. He has been named a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" by the publishers of Philadelphia Magazine and Law and Politics.
Williams has won significant verdicts and settlements for plaintiffs in civil rights and environmental tort cases in many courts, including Merry v. Westinghouse, which established medical monitoring as an available remedy under Pennsylvania law. He writes and lectures frequently on legal topics. His resume can be viewed here.