James W. Williams named Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year

Jim WilliamsJames W. Williams, Roberts & Stevens’ attorney, has been named as the “Asheville Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year” for 2011.

Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” who has received particularly high ratings in the Best Lawyers surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Williams, a partner at Roberts & Stevens since 1976, has successfully defended hundreds of businesses including several North Carolina healthcare organizations. As a member of the Roberts & Stevens’ litigation team, Williams practices Medical and Professional Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Business Law.

During his career, Williams has served as a Member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association; President of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys; the National Chair of State and Local Organizations Committee for the Defense Research Institute; and President of the 28th Judicial District (Buncombe County) Bar.

Among his accomplishments, Williams is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell; named Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite, Top 100 Lawyers; named Best Lawyers in America (10 consecutive years) in Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation; named Best Commercial Lawyer in North Carolina and named a North Carolina Super Lawyer in Personal Injury Defense, Medical Malpractice, Business Litigation and Personal Injury Plaintiff.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey of more than 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.