Raymond E. Williams

Williams, RayRaymond E. Williams is a solo practitioner with offices in West Plains and Eminence, where he assists individuals and business clients in a broad range of legal matters.

A native of Howell County, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, cum laude, from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before entering law school, he worked for IBM in new products and marketing programs development.

Williams graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, cum laude, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, the Order of Barristers, and served as editor-in-chief of the Missouri Law Review. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk for the Hon. John R. Gibson of the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

He opened Williams Law Offices in West Plains in 2003, and became a member of the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar in 2008. He is a member of the Solo & Small Firm Committee, the Family Law Section, the Special Committee on Vision, chairs the Special Committee to Assist Lawyers in a Changing Economy, and served on the state bar’s Executive Committee this past year.

He is also a member of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and frequently assists Legal Services of Southern Missouri as part of its judicare and pro bono programs.

Williams has served as president of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Alumni Relations Committee and as a member of the Mizzou Alumni Association Governing Board. In West Plains, he is a member of the 37th Circuit Bar Association and the Governor’s South Central Ozarks Regional Broadband Task Force, is secretary of the West Plains Public Library board, has served on the Fairview School Foundation Board, and is past president of the West Plains Country Club and the Kiwanis Club of West Plains.