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Marc E. Williams

Partner

949 Third Ave.
Suite 200
Huntington, WV 25701
marc.williams@nelsonmullins.com

Marc Williams is the managing partner of the West Virginia office and is a Team Leader and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer and Mechanical Products Practice Group. He handles complex cases nationally in an array of areas and has tried more than 100 jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts throughout his career.

Marc Williams is the managing partner of the West Virginia office and is a Team Leader and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer and Mechanical Products Practice Group. He handles complex cases nationally in an array of areas and has tried more than 100 jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts throughout his career.

Marc Williams is the managing partner of the West Virginia office and is a Team Leader and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer and Mechanical Products Practice Group. He handles complex cases nationally in an array of areas and has tried more than 100 jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts throughout his career.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • First chair responsibility for more than 100 jury trials and appeals in his career in state and federal court
  • First chair trials in cases involving toxic exposure, product defects, sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge, fraud and conspiracy, insurance bad faith, breach of contract, traumatic brain injury, and psychological injury 
  • Lead litigation and trial counsel for large chemical manufacturer in consolidated class actions involving 250,000 class members arising from chemical spill
  • Lead litigation and trial counsel for major hospital system in class action alleging data security breach
  • Lead litigation counsel for Class I railroad in investigation and trials alleging fraudulent scheme by a law firm and expert pulmonologist in collecting and prosecuting asbestos claims 
  • Lead litigation counsel for large law firm in case alleging breach of contract and legal malpractice
  • Lead litigation counsel in class actions alleging data privacy breach, consumer fraud, toxic exposure, debt collection practices, and medical record charge violations
  • Lead litigation counsel in nationwide litigation involving product defects by international electronic product manufacturer
  • Has appeared pro hac vice in Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Alabama, Tennessee, and California 

Previous Professional Experience

  • Served as an adjunct professor of Sports Law at Marshall University for 16 years

Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law, JD (1985)
  • Marshall University, BA (1982)

Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

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Industries

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  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • The Federalist Society
  • West Virginia University College of Law Visiting Committee
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • 2013 Faculty, International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, California
  • Lectures on litigation-related topics to national and local bar groups
  • Has been a pro bono volunteer for the West Virginia Legal Services Plan where he instructed indigent and at-risk women on how to obtain pro se divorce and domestic violence protection
  • Board of Directors, Marshall Artists Series
  • Past Chair of the St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation
  • Past Resource Development Chair, United Way of the River Cities
  • President of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar (2008-2009), the 23,000-member international organization of lawyers and corporate counsel who defend the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation
  • President of Lawyers for Civil Justice, Inc. (2013-2014), an organization of corporations and lawyers working for civil justice reform
  • President, National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, an organization that provides training on civil justice issues to state court appellate judges (2014-2015)
  • President, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (1995-1996)
  • Former co-chair of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Civil Justice Committee, which published in August 2003 a critical review of the West Virginia Civil Justice System
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