Michael J. WilliamsOf Counsel Email view profile on:
Michael Williams was formerly a founding partner at the law firm of Fincher Denmark Williams & Minnifield LLC. His primary areas of expertise are local governmental law and financial transactions. Michael began his legal career at the law firm of King & Spalding LLP, where for three years he worked on the firm’s public finance team, helping cities and counties throughout Georgia with their capital finance needs. While at King & Spalding, he also worked with the firm’s governmental affairs team. In 2009, he was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
Michael has over twenty years of ongoing federal legislative experience, both in and outside federal government. In 2003, Michael served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Denise Majette. He has previously worked as a legislative assistant in the Washington, D.C. offices of Senator Sam Nunn and Senator Max Cleland, where he specialized in defense and national security matters, working extensively with the Senate Armed Services Committee. He has taught National Security Law at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Michael obtained his law degree from Georgetown University in 1999. He was a President’s Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received a degree in International Affairs with highest honor in 1992. He was also a National Science Foundation Fellow at Stanford University, where he received his master’s degree in Political Science in 1993.
Michael is a proud member of Buckhead Church in Atlanta, Georgia where he serves as an UpStreet Volunteer in the children’s ministry and is active in international missions through globalX. He is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he previously served as Cubmaster for Pack 577 and currently is serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 77, both in Decatur, Georgia. Michael lives in the Decatur area with his two sons and a daughter.