Brian L. Williams


Brian Williams is an accomplished trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in high-stakes trials throughout the State of California.  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.  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 attorneys the skills necessary to become an effective trial lawyer.

Mr. Williams is a passionate advocate for his clients.

He has spent his career concentrating on litigation of civil actions involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death, sexual harassment and abuse, public entities, employment litigation, business and contract disputes, and actions involving violations of civil rights.  In addition to his prowess as a trial lawyer, Mr. Williams regularly represents his clients in mediations and arbitrations.

Mr. Williams is equally proficient at representing plaintiffs and defendants.  Prior to joining Greenberg Gross, Mr. Williams served as Chief Trial Counsel for the City of Huntington Beach, an in-house position that allowed him to give back to the community.  In this role, Mr. Williams served as lead trial counsel for the City and its employees in both state and federal court proceedings.  Mr. Williams was also a Shareholder at his own law firm for over a decade, where he helped lead a group of experienced trial lawyers in difficult, high exposure cases.

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (2016-2020)
In the News
  • 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
Media & Broadcast Appearances
  • Brian Williams discusses allegations of sexual assault in Mater Dei’s football program on CBS News

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