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Phone: 804.775.6838Email: cwilliams@durrettecrump.com

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PRACTICE GROUPS

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation

EDUCATION

  • Virginia Wesleyan College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996
  • University of North Carolina, J.D., 2001

 ADMISSIONS

  • All Virginia State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Admitted Pro Hac Vice in Federal Courts across the country

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
    • Chair-elect, Business Torts Section 2011-2012
    • Vice-Chair, Business Torts Section 2010-2011
    • Secretary, Business Torts Section 2009-2010
    • Newsletter Editor, Business Torts Section of AAJ 2008-2009

CIVIC SERVICE

  • Comfort Zone Camp (national nonprofit bereavement camp for children, ages seven to seventeen, who have lost a parent, sibling or primary caregiver).
    • Board of Directors, 2008 to 2013, 2015 to present
    • Executive Committee, 2010 to 2013, 2016 to present
  • TrePadges (charitable foundation dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children in Virginia)
    • Co-chairman of the Board, 2003 to 2015.
  • Christine spent all three years of law school volunteering for North Carolina’s Guardian ad Litem program and she also defended indigent juveniles faced with criminal charge through the University of North Carolina’s School of Law’s Criminal Clinic Program.

Christine A. Williams

Director

Clients rely on Christine primarily in the areas of commercial and complex litigation and for appellate work. She has represented both individuals and businesses in various areas of business litigation, including breach of contract, fraud, defamation, premises liability, personal injury, antitrust and conspiracy. Christine has briefed numerous appeals and has appeared before both the writ and full panel of the Supreme Court of Virginia and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Christine has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV® rating for legal ability and ethical standards. She was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 and 2016 in the field of Commercial Litigation.   In 2015, Christine was selected by her alma mater, Virginia Wesleyan College, to receive the Alumni Service Award.  In 2011, she was recognized as one of the “Influential Women of Virginia” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.  Christine has been selected by her peers to be included in Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011. She was featured in the December 2006 issue of Virginia Business Magazine as the featured attorney in the “Young Lawyers” category for the 2006 “Legal Elite.”  Christine was named a SuperLawyers “Rising Star” in 2007, 2008, and 2010-2012 and a SuperLawyer “Super Lawyer” in 2013-2016. She is also a member of the prestigious John Marshall Inn of Court.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS/MATTERS

Some of Christine’s representative cases include helping a Virginia company defend a breach of contract and patent infringement lawsuit in another jurisdiction; a minority shareholder dispute; and nationwide antitrust class actions.

ARTICLES, SEMINARS & NEWS

  • “A Motion Craving Oyer: Is it a ‘Pleading in Response’?,” by Christine Williams, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Volume 26, Number 24, November 14, 2011.
  • “A shield but not a sword. Rules on depositions and summary judgment,” by Christine Williams, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Volume 22, Number 48, May 12, 2008.
  • “The Impact of the Class Action Fairness Act in Virginia,” by Wyatt B. Durrette, Jr. and Christine A. Willimas, The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Summer 2006.