Valeri Williams is a former award-winning journalist who draws on her unique qualifications in investigative reporting to effectively litigate difficult cases. Valeri used these same skills to run her own image crisis consulting company, which helped major corporations and prominent individuals navigate high-stakes media assaults and lawsuits.
Since becoming an attorney, Valeri has built a litigation practice focused on employment and labor, insurance defense and complex commercial matters. She has represented clients in cases of trade secret misappropriation, employment discrimination, breach of contract, RICO and title insurance fraud in both state and federal court litigation as well as in arbitration and mediation. Valeri defends employers in administrative proceedings and in litigation in state and federal courts. Valeri’s extensive communications and reputation management experience has helped clients in preparing to testify in depositions or at trial and respond to media exposure that may accompany a lawsuit. Valeri is a committed litigator, but also seeks cost-effective alternatives that may better meet client needs and avoid the expense of trial.
Valeri worked for 20 years as a correspondent for ABC News and the local ABC affiliate in Dallas and received two prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards and an Emmy for her reporting.