Christopher L. Williams
Christopher L. Williams focuses his practice on complex employment litigation, including cases involving violations of wage-and-hour laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, employment discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower claims, and non-compete issues. After working for some of the nation’s largest labor-and-employment law firms, he opened his own practice in 2014 to concentrate on protecting the rights of workers and employees. Mr. Williams has litigated a wide variety of employment issues in Louisiana state and federal courts and in jurisdictions throughout the United States, including California, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee.
Mr. Williams and Williams Litigation, LLC have received numerous accolades for excellence in labor-and-employment litigation, including the following:
- For the last five years (2018-2022), U.S. News & World Report has selected Mr. Williams as one of the top lawyers in the practice area of “Litigation – Labor and Employment.”
- For the last three years (2020, 2021, and 2022), U.S. News & World Report has selected Williams Litigation, LLC as one of the Best Law Firms in New Orleans in the practice area of Labor & Employment.
- Mr. Williams is the only attorney in the State of Louisiana selected by Super Lawyers for inclusion in the practice area “Employment Litigation – Plaintiff” for the years 2020 and 2022, and he was just one of two attorneys selected in that practice area for the year 2021. Mr. Williams also was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in the field of Labor & Employment Law every year between 2013 and 2018.
Mr. Williams is admitted to practice law in the States of South Carolina and Louisiana. He also is admitted to practice in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Eastern District of Louisiana, Middle District of Louisiana, Western District of Louisiana, District of Colorado, District of South Carolina, and the Western District of Texas. He has authored and contributed to numerous articles on litigation and employment law issues in a variety of legal publications, including Bloomberg Law Reports, Employment Law 360, and the Bureau of National Affairs.
In 2003, Mr. Williams graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University School of Law where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and received the Haber Joseph McCarthy Award as the outstanding student in the EnvironmentalLaw Program. Mr. Williams received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Spanish from the College of Charleston in 2000, where he was the recipient of the D.L. Scurry Foundation Scholarship.