Drawing upon over 30 years of professional experience, Rita Tucker Williams is recognized as a distinguished lawyer. Serving as a lawyer, the chief executive officer and the owner of Williams and Associates Injury Lawyers in Decatur, Georgia, Ms. Williams is responsible for advocating on behalf of personal injury victims as they relate to liability cases, defective products and personal injury. She has worked with Williams and Associates since the 1990s, having previously earned distinction as an associate with Alston and Bird and with Bernard and Associates during the 1980s.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Williams served as an elementary school teacher during the late 1970s. Outside of her primary efforts, she worked as a tutor for first-year law students in 1996, as well as a seminar instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy at her alma mater, Emory University, in 2015. Likewise, she has been recognized as a Moot Court Supreme Court Justice. A civic-minded individual as well, Ms. Williams is a member of several organizations, including such religious institutions as the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Mount Olive Church of God and the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Furthermore, she is affiliated with the Omicron Delta Kappa Law Society, the American Bar Association and the Supreme Court of Georgia, where she was a mentor for emerging lawyers.
To prepare for her career, Ms. Williams pursued a formal education at Spelman College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1972. She then attended the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Arts in educational psychology in 1976. Pivoting her career toward law, she subsequently obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Emory University in 1987 and was admitted to the Bar Association of Georgia. Ms. Williams was admitted to the Bar Association of the United States Supreme Court in 1997.
Although she has achieved much over the course of her career, Ms. Williams is particularly proud of participating in the case Parks v. Hyundai, a landmark Georgia Appellate decision that led to the improvement of automobile safety measures. In light of her outstanding achievements, she was named among Great Women of the 21st Century, as well as an Outstanding Recent Graduate of the Emory University Law School three times in 1996, 2003 and 2022. Furthermore, she was highlighted among Lawyers of Distinction and was listed in Rue Ratings’ Best Lawyers of America.