Brian L. Williams

Managing Partner

Brian Williams is an accomplished trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in high-stakes trials throughout the State of California.  Mr. Williams focuses his practice on cases involving sexual abuse, physical assault, and serious injury or wrongful death.  Many of Mr. Williams’ cases garner significant press attention across major media outlets, and he is regularly featured on television and in news publications. When the circumstances call for it, Mr. Williams takes great pride in bringing needed attention to the important cases filed by his clients.

Mr. Williams is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious invitation-only national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges reserved for attorneys with a wealth of trial experience who uphold the highest standards of integrity, civility and professionalism. He has also served as a Speaker at the College of Trial Advocacy program presented by the Orange County Bar Association, which is designed to teach other lawyers the skills necessary to become an effective trial lawyer.

In addition to his prowess as a trial lawyer, Mr. Williams is a skilled negotiator who regularly represents his clients in mediations and other settlement discussions.  Mr. Williams has obtained substantial monetary settlements on behalf of his clients, including multiple seven-figure settlements on behalf of survivors of sexual assault. Many of his most recent settlements were reached with some of California’s largest public schools, private schools, colleges, religious establishments, and police departments. Several of these successful settlements have been featured in the media.

Mr. Williams has extensive experience handling cases involving traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other significant orthopedic injuries/fractures. In these cases, Mr. Williams capitalizes on his years of experience with insurance companies and adjusters, using his expertise to reach the best possible outcome for his clients. Mr. Williams also has a deep understanding of how public entities operate and make decisions, giving his clients an advantage when it comes to litigating against these large institutions.

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Case and News Updates
  • Childhood Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Sacramento City College Baseball Camps
    December 2022 | Read Article
  • Attorney Journals Magazine Details the Rise of Greenberg Gross LLP in Feature Story
    Orange County Attorney Journal | December 2022 | Read Article
  • Childhood Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Colton Joint Unified School District
    October 2022 | Read Article
  • Childhood Sexual Assault Suit Filed Against Merced City School District and Plumskey
    October 2022 | Read Article
  • Childhood Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Berkeley Unified School District featured in The Daily Californian
    September 2022 | Read Article
  • Childhood Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against the Orange County School of the Arts and its founder Ralph Opacic
    September 2022 | Read Article
  • Another Victim of David Arnold Comes Forward following Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed against Him and Capital Christian School
    June 2022 | Read Article
  • $3.3 Million Settlement Reached with New Haven Unified School District for Enabling Sexual Abuse by Teacher
    May 2022 | Read Article
  • Childhood Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Capital Christian School
    May 2022 | Read Article
  • $2.5 Million Settlement Reached with Seacoast Grace Church for Enabling Sexual Abuse by Youth Pastor
    April 2022 | Read Article
  • Mission Viejo High School (MVHS) Childhood Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed
    March 2022 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Grossmont Union High School District
    November 2021 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Files Major Lawsuit Against Mater Dei High School for Hazing by Football Team that Resulted in Brain Injury
    November 2021 | Read Article
  • Daily Journal Again Names Greenberg Gross One of California’s Top Boutique Law Firms
    News | October 2021 | Read Article
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse Case Filed Against Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
    September 2021 | Read Article
  • Seven-figure Settlement with Santa Ana Unified School District for Enabling Sexual Abuse of High School Student 38 Years Ago
    September 2021 | Read Article