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Christy Williams

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Advocacy Attorney, State and Local

Williams joined CLINIC in January 2016 to manage the State and Local Immigration Project. She provides legal advice and technical support to CLINIC affiliates who advocate for immigrants on state legislative matters. She also leads the organization's national campaign for policies that protect families against immigration services fraud.

Prior to joining CLINIC, Williams worked in private practice where she handled affirmative and defensive asylum cases, VAWA petitions, as well as family-based immigration matters. Before that, she was a solo practitioner in Detroit, Michigan where she represented clients in immigration and state law matters.

Williams obtained her law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She is a member of the Michigan bar, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and serves on the Commission on Immigration for the 2019-2020 term.