Ryan J. Williams

Ryan J. Williams

Senior Trial Attorney
Santa Ana, California
888-284-0809 (Toll Free)

Ryan J. Williams is a Senior Trial Attorney who practices in the areas of business litigation, employment litigation and catastrophic personal injury claims, insurance litigation, real estate litigation, and professional liability claims. His diverse practice includes the representation of local, regional and national clients in all phases of litigation, including trial.


Mr. Williams obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Irvine, where he majored in History. He then earned his J.D. at University of California at Los Angeles.


Mr. Williams was recognized in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers, which is a peer nominated honor bestowed on the best attorneys in the state who are 40 or under or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.


Mr. Williams is the 2017 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association's Business Litigation section, the largest section in the OCBA.  Mr. Williams has also served as the Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer of this section.

Representative Actions

·         Defense of a technology company against a venture-capitalist firm’s allegations, which concluded with a defense verdict and a favorable monetary settlement on a cross-claim;

·         Seven figure personal injury settlement involving a construction electrocution (settled on third day of trial);

·         Seven figure personal injury settlement involving failure to warn of a dangerous condition on public property;

·         Seven figure personal injury judgment involving failure to warn of danger at premises;

·         Six figure personal injury settlement involving premises liability issues at a mall;

·         Six figure personal injury settlement involving a product defect matter;

·         Six figure wrongful death settlement involving high speed car accident;

·         Defense verdict while second chairing a complex three month jury trial in the Orange County Superior Court;

·         Obtained a dismissal of a public entity in a well-publicized, multi-million dollar wrongful death action involving the 710 Freeway.


Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury Claims
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Professional Liability Claims and Defense

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2003
  • University of California, Irvine
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: History with a minor in Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Rising Star, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section