Providing Peace Of Mind

Donna J Williams

Donna J. Williams

  • Attorney


Donna Williams describes herself as a motivated, dedicated, and responsive attorney with a comprehensive background in counseling and representing foreign and domestic companies across varied industries, in large and complex dispute proceedings. In her 30-plus-year legal career, she has gained extensive experience in insurance defense and coverage disputes, commercial and contract disputes, international arbitration and transnational disputes, trade secrets, and internal compliance and investigation.

Her litigation work frequently involved large exposures and proceedings implicating multiple jurisdictions, and investigations of alleged corruption, including bribery and money laundering. Donna makes sure her clients understand the complexities of their cases, educating them on litigation risks and exposure. Her class action experience includes allegations of unfair trade practices, fiduciary breach, RICO and consumer fraud claims.

Donna also brings a compassionate attitude to her estate planning work, helping to protect her client’s assets. Her attention to detail and thoughtful guidance provides each client with a tailored solution to their estate planning needs.


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Northwestern University
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: History

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Practice Areas

  • Complex Dispute Proceedings
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1990
  • Illinois, 1990

Podcasts + Webinars

  • “Expert Witnesses in Employment Litigation: Rule 702 Amendments, Impact on Witness Selection and Daubert Challenges” Strafford Webinar Featured Speaker | 2024
  • Presenter at seminars regarding legal developments in litigation and arbitration, data privacy, and document management.