Kenneth Williams is a successful trial attorney defending corporations around the country in complex coverage, property, product liability and commercial litigation matters. He represents insurance carriers and individual corporations in coverage and personal injury litigation.
His extensive experience in federal and state courts includes a successful local civil jury trial practice in Michigan with a growing national practice in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas.
In addition to his trial litigation practice, his experience includes cybersecurity coverage consulting and litigation, counseling insurers on an array of coverage issues, rideshare coverage and injury litigation, and representing insurers in bad faith and declaratory relief lawsuits in cases involving general liability, homeowner, auto and E&O policies.
Ken is regularly tapped for consulting and research on current and upcoming industry trends, technology, standards, best practices, concepts and solutions for risk management and compliance. He serves as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.
Ken is a national conference speaker for several insurance and casualty organizations and has held speaking engagements across the United States educating insurance carriers and claim representatives in matters and best practices relating to litigation.
Earlier in his career, Ken had significant experience at the appellate level, including post-appellate submission work that required an oral argument before the Michigan Court of Appeals. He previously served as a managing attorney for a national insurance carrier.
- Named to Lawyers of Color, Law Firm Leaders list, 2022
- Selected to Michigan Leading Lawyers, 2019 – present
- The National Black Lawyers Top 100, 2021 – present
- Lawyer of Distinction, 2019
- Top Rated Lawyer in Business by DBusiness magazine, 2019
Professional & Civic Involvement
- American Bar Association
- Christian Legal Aid of Southeast Michigan
- DRI Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
- Michigan Center for Civic Education, high school mock trial volunteer
- Wayne State University Black Law Alumni Council
- Wayne State University, mock trial judge
News & Events
- “Who’s Driving Now: Autonomous Vehicle Liability and Coverage Issues,” CLM Spotlight: Transportation Session, 2023
- “Homeowners Liability Coverage: Emerging Issues,” Property & Liability Resources Bureau Claims Western Regional Adjusters Conference, 2023
- “Countering Fraud Risks in the Insurance Industry: A Blueprint for Your Business,” The Knowledge Group, 2023
- “The Defense and Litigation of Traumatic Brain Injury Claims,” 2023 Work Comp, Casualty & Risk Management Conference, 2023
- “Autonomous Vehicle Liability and Coverage Issues,” Property & Liability Resources Bureau Claims Conference Insurance Services Expo, 2023
- “Discovery Toolbox for the Defense Practitioner,” DRI Sexual Torts Seminar, 2023
- “The Defense and Litigation of Traumatic Brain Injury Claims,” Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference, Property & Liability Resources Bureau, 2022
- “Handling Insurance Bad Faith Claims: Red Flags to Watch Out For,” Webcast Panelist, The Knowledge Group, 2022
- “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Legal World: Key Strategies to Address Equity Challenges,” Webcast Panelist, The Knowledge Group, 2022
- “How to Effectively Prevent Bad Faith Claims: Critical Considerations for Insurers Explored,” Webcast Panelist, The Knowledge Group, 2022
- “The Forgotten Impact of Cannabis Legalization: Workers’ Compensation,” CLM Annual Conference, 2022
- “How to Effectively Handle Depositions in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation: A Practical Guide,” Webcast Panelist, The Knowledge Group, 2021
- PLRB Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference, 2020
- PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference, 2020
- PLRB Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference, 2019
- PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference, 2019
- PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference, 2018
- PLRB Homeowners Liability Coverage: Current Trends Webinar, 2018
- PLRB Western Regional Adjusters Conference, 2018
- Wayne State University Law School, Trial Advocacy Program Judge, 2018
- DRI Diversity for Success Conference, Planning Committee, 2015 – 2017
- Detroit Bar Association, Law Day 2017 Detroit Educator, 2017
- Wayne State University Law School, Trial Advocacy Program Judge, 2017