Frank B. Williams (1945-2019)

Judge Frank B. Williams was an of counsel attorney with Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. and he focused his practice on litigation, mediation and arbitration.  Judge Williams  had a long and distinguished career in the public sector, as well as in private practice.  He served 16 years as a New York State Supreme Court Justice from 1994 to 2010.

Prior to that time, for 10 years, from 1983 until assuming his position as Supreme Court Justice, Judge Williams was County Court Judge in Saratoga County.  From his admission to practice law in 1971 until his election as County Court Judge, he was in private practice in Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs and also served as a part-time Assistant District Attorney for Saratoga County and as Chief Assistant District Attorney for 5 years.

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1970
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1967

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1971
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1971

Presentations

Publications

  • Co-Author, ” Expert Witness and Evidence Topics,” New York State Bench Book

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient, Hon. Edward S. Conway Award for Judicial Excellence, Capital District Trial Lawyer’s Association, 2002
  • Recipient, Hon. Felix J. Aulisi Award for the Fair Administration of Justice, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1997

 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Member, Saratoga Springs Elk Lodge 161
  • Former Member, Saratoga Springs YMCA
  • Past Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Saratoga Springs Lion’s Club