Jeff Williams’ life is one of integrity, hard work, family, conservatism and education.
After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Judge Jeff Williams moved to Houston in 1979. He attended law school at South Texas College of Law in downtown Houston; the heart of the legal community, and law clerked for the respected U.S. Supreme Court litigator J. Edwin Smith. Judge Williams graduated in 1981 and began his legal career in Houston as a general civil law practitioner.
In 2010, after almost 30 years of private practice, Judge Williams was elected as the Justice of the Peace for Harris County, Pct 5, Place 2, with 80% of the vote.
Judge Jeff Williams is a lifelong Conservative. He has volunteered to work on many conservative campaigns; served as the Republican Chairman and Election Judge for precinct 625 for 4 years; and has been a delegate to many party conventions.
Having been self employed since 1984 in a general civil practice, managing employees, paying taxes and making payroll; Judge Williams understands the needs of businessmen. In his legal carrer, he has worked with both landlords and tenants, written and construced contracts and determined matters involving negligence.
Judge Williams served 5 years on active Duty as a Captain in the Texas Army State Guard, as a JAG officer assigned to the Headquarters Unit at Camp Mabry in Austin. He has volunteered to write wills and powers of attorney for deploying Texas Army National Guard troops. Judge Williams has also earned his Basic Military Emergency Management Skill badge and trained in Terrorist Incident Response sponsored by the United States Department of Homeland Security.
With his decades of experience and legal knowledge as a practicing attorney, and now as Justice of the Peace, Judge Williams is able and does Rule strictly according to the law regardless of race, nationality, accents, religion or political party. He is eminently qualified and willing to continue his service to the community both on and off the bench.
Judge Williams feels it is important to give back to his community, and has riden in an annual charity 150 mile bicycle race that raises funds to help patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.
Judge Williams and his wife Rita are longtime residents of Houston, and have raised their two sons here. David, an Eagle Scout, is now attending the University of Texas at Austin, and younger brother Justin is following the path to Eagle as well. The Williams have been a scouting family for 14 years. Judge Williams was a Life Scout, and is an Assistant Scoutmaster with the troop and Rita is a volunteer and past Den Leader in the boys Cub Scout Pack.
Rita speaks fluent Spanish and Judge Williams is conversant in Spanish.
Both the Judge and his wife are actively involved in their houses of worship.