Lorenzo Williams, Partner
Lorenzo Williams was born one of seven children and raised in the working-class community of Goulds, Florida; a small town just outside of Miami. As a child, Williams honored his mother and father’s strong work ethic and admired the teachers at his school.
Mr. Williams remembers the teachers in his community being looked up to and respected as professionals. Mr. Williams knew then that he, too, wanted to be a professional and pursue a career in law.
Following high school, Mr. Williams followed his dream, achieving academic success and attending college at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he majored in political science.
He finished his undergraduate work at Shaw and continued on to Willamette University School of Law in Oregon, where he earned his law degree in 1977.
Mr. Williams spent the first year after law school working as staff counsel for the Urban League of Dade County before deciding to join Willie Gary, a fellow Shaw University graduate, who had just opened a law practice in Stuart, Florida.
Mr. Williams became a senior partner in the law firm of Gary, Williams, Finney, Lewis, Watson and Sperando, P.L. He has been practicing civil litigation with the firm for nearly 30 years and specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, products liability and commercial litigation.
Mr. Williams’ passion for justice extends far beyond the courtroom. He is a firm believer in community involvement and participates in a multitude of professional and civic organizations including the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, National Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America and Martin and St. Lucie County Bar Associations.
Mr. Williams also serves on the Board of Visitors for Willamette University College of Law and the Board of Trustees for Shaw University and Meharry Medical College.
He also serves on National Public Radio’s, President’s Council, Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Committee, Florida Chapter of the National Guardsmen, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Inc., United Way of St. Lucie County and the American Red Cross, St. Lucie County Chapter.
Mr. Williams is licensed to practice in all courts of the state of Florida, the U.S. District Court, the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth District.
Mr. Williams has been honored with numerous awards and professional recognitions including the prestigious Florida Trial Lawyers’ Golden Eagle Award for his large number of settlements and jury verdicts in excess of $1 million.
Mr. Williams is married to Jovita Williams and is the father of four children, Rashondia Gaines, D.D.S., Ayanna Williams, Esquire and twin sons Akeem and Amar who are also attorneys.