Jacques Williams

- Born in Morgantown, West Virginia
- Admitted to bar, 1978
- West Virginia and U. S District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1980
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 1983
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1986
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1989

- London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England
- West Virginia University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1975; J.D., 1978)
- Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Member, International Moot Court Team, 1977-1978 and Moot Court Board, West Virginia University; Order of Barristers

Practice Areas:
Trials; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Employment

- Monongalia County Bar Association
- The West Virginia State Bar
- West Virginia Association for Justice and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Volunteer Sundale Nursing Home; Various Church Boards and Functions; Kiwanian

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Recent Posts

Don't Worry About Your Case Right Now

Posted by Jacques Williams on Mar 19, 2020 2:22:29 PM

Takeaway: Sufficient to the day is its own trouble. Matt. 6:34.

As our Nation, our State, and our local communities and families cope with a virtually unprecedented national emergency, it is important to keep everything in perspective. Listen to the advice of our leaders in government, healthcare professionals, and the dictates of your own commonsense, which you have known since childhood. Namely, avoid contact with others if you are sick, or if you are concerned that they may be sick (now called “social distancing”); wash your hands regularly with soap and hot water; eat properly, get plenty of rest, etc.

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Topics: personal injury, social distancing

Qui Tam Relators and the False Claims Act

Posted by Jacques Williams on Feb 26, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Takeaway: Private Citizens who report significant financial defrauding of a federal agency may be eligible for significant rewards. Read More

Topics: Fraud, False Claims, Whistleblower


Posted by Jacques Williams on Feb 12, 2020 4:45:00 PM

Takeaway: An injured person’s legal remedies will often hinge on whether what happened to them was foreseeable. Should the harm have been reasonably anticipated?

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Topics: personal injury, legal remedy


Posted by Jacques Williams on Feb 11, 2020 4:30:00 PM

Takeaway: Hamstead, Williams & Shook offers free consultations on personal injury cases. If you hire us, we won’t get paid until you do.

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Topics: medical malpractice, personal injury, car accident, free consultation, truck accident

What Should I Bring To My First Meeting With My Attorney?

Posted by Jacques Williams on Aug 13, 2018 4:12:23 PM

As you know, Hamstead, Williams & Shook's focus is on serious personal injury cases that arise from car wrecks, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, defective products and the like. To properly evaluate your case and consult with you, we need you to bring materials and information that will help us understand your situation.

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Topics: personal injury, personal injury lawyer in morgantown, car accident, Morgantown