Donald R. Williams, Jr.

Associate


Experience

Donald R. Williams, Jr. is an associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment
and Litigation practice groups. Donald has experience representing
clients in all aspects of employment litigation. He regularly handles
claims involving allegations of workplace discrimination, harassment,
retaliation, wrongful termination, unpaid overtime and wages, missed
meals and rest periods, and class actions. Additionally, Donald provides
advice and counsel to employers on compliance and litigation avoidance
strategies.

As a Visiting Law Professor at University of California-Davis School
of Law, Donald teaches electronic discovery and digital evidence to
law students. He designed and developed a one-semester course,
“Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence”, to provide students with the
procedural and practical knowledge and skills needed to be successful
in modern litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Donald was a senior associate in a Sacramento-based
employment law firm where he prosecuted hundreds of demanding private
and public sector employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage
and hour violation cases.

In December 2017, Donald was named a recipient of The National Black
Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40” Award for the state of California. The award
recognizes the nation’s top lawyers under the age of 40 who exemplify
a broad range of high achievement, including legal prowess, leadership,
and community involvement.

Donald received his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School. He
also holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science from Grambling
State University, a historically black university in Louisiana.

Donald is admitted to practice law in all California state courts, the
United States Court of Appeals of the Ninth Circuit, and the following
U.S. District Courts: Eastern District of California, Northern District of
California, and Central District of California.

The National Black Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40” Award for the state of California, 2017

J.D., Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA 2014

B.S., Grambling State University, Grambling, LA 2007

B.A., Grambling State University, Grambling, LA 2007

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