Reports Legal Elite

Legal Services/Pro Bono

  •  | 
Print this page
Article image
Photo by Mark Rhodes

Tameeka Montgomery Williams

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia
Norfolk

Legal specialties:  Family law, consumer law
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Old Dominion University; law degree, Regent School of Law
Spouse: Elliott E. Williams
Children:  Tia, Tamia, Ethan
Hobbies or pastimes: Do-it-yourself home and garden projects and spending time with my family.
First job as a lawyer: Staff attorney with Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia
Fan of: I root for the Philadelphia Eagles, but I generally support all of Philly’s sports teams.
Favorite vacation spot:  Anywhere warm and sunny.
Recently read book: “Bud, Not Buddy” by Christopher Paul Curtis, with my 10-year-old son.
Career mentors: Over the years, I have admired and learned from many great attorneys and judges, but I will specifically name Phillip Boone, one of my first managing attorneys, and Marcus Scriven, as my career mentors.

How did you decide to become a legal services attorney?
I decided to become a legal services attorney because I want to help people who cannot afford legal representation. I also wanted courtroom experience early in my career as well as the opportunity to interact directly with clients.

What was your most memorable case?  
I remember a custody case from a few years ago. Before I became involved in the case, the client stated that she felt that the opposing attorney and other agencies had joined up against her. I advocated for her both in and out of the courtroom. I will never forget how grateful she was for my services. She told me it meant so much to her that her voice had finally been heard.


Reader Comments

comments powered by Disqus


showhide shortcuts