Chris Williams, Partner
Chris has spent most of his career focusing on children’s rights. Prior to law school he served as a VISTA volunteer with Milwaukee Public Schools. He later worked as a supervisor in a psychiatric treatment facility for children. As an Assistant Attorney General (AAG), he worked in Family Treatment Court and dealt with family separations. He has also served as a foster parent. He has numerous published opinions as an appellate attorney and years of trial work. While serving nonprofits he has provided proactive counsel and in one particularly notable case, he obtained an award of $2.5M for formerly incarcerated individuals and their families as part of a class action award.
Chris is experienced in conducting internal investigations for schools and other entities after allegations of misconduct. He has volunteered his time in support of children, formerly incarcerated individuals, the civil rights of Muslims in America, and access to the outdoor experience for those who are new to it.
His experience as a trial attorney, in-house counsel for a school district, and as a government attorney brings a breadth of experience to bear for the clients of Cedar Law. He has successfully presented facts that have reversed college discipline decisions, obtained wrongfully withheld degrees, granted WIAA (high school sports) eligibility, college admission decisions, navigated NCAA matters, and numerous significant damages awards on behalf of students that were harmed in the school environment.