J. Maxwell Williams

J. Maxwell Williams ADR

Memphis, Tennessee 37501


Business, Civil, Commercial, Construction, Consumer Protection, Contract, Employment, Labor, Landlord/Tenant, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Workplace, Wrongful Termination

AV rated attorney licensed in Florida and Tennessee.

Court-certified civil and family mediator in Tennessee and Florida

Practiced as a civil litigator with firms in Miami and Tampa and served as an Assistant State Attorney and as Hillsborough County Attorney in Tampa. 

Worked in Memphis as corporate counsel for W. R. Grace & Co. and as General Counsel and Government Relations Officer for the Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division. Also practiced construction law with a boutique firm in Memphis.

Have conducted over 100 mediations involving business transactions, personal injury, products liability, labor and employment, restorative justice, landlord tenant, construction and consumer law, family issues, and church member disputes.




  • B. A. from Vanderbilt University                                                                  
  • J. D. from University of Florida                                                                    
  • Service in U.S. Marine Corps            




  • Past Chair of Dispute Resolution Sections of Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations.
  • Tennessee Bar Association Senior Counselor
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Attorney for Justice
  • Fellow in the Tennessee and Florida Academies for Professional Mediators
  • 35 arbitration awards published in Bloomberg BNA, Westlaw, and CCH
7515 Corporate Centre Drive
Germantown, TN 38138

P: 901-734-0370
E: [email protected]