Williams joined CLINIC in January 2016 to lead the State and Local Immigration Project. She provides legal and technical support to CLINIC affiliates who advocate for immigrants on state legislative matters. Prior to joining CLINIC, Williams worked for a private firm in Maryland 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 court proceedings. In 2014, she was awarded the Pangborn Pin for providing pro bono services to clients through the Private Attorney Involvement Program at Legal Aid Defender Association in Detroit.
Williams is a graduate of Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan and is a member of the Michigan bar. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Bar Association (ABA).