James M. Williams

JAMES M. WILLIAMSAdjunct Professor


Jim Williams teaches Employment Law. Since 2004 he has been an Attorney at the Syracuse office of Legal Services of Central New York (LSCNY). LSCNY provides free civil legal services to low-income people in 13 Central New York counties. His practice focuses on employment rights and economic justice issues. He also is the Managing Attorney for Special Projects including Consumer, Education, Employment, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, Juvenile Justice & Jails, Mental Health & Homelessness and Racial Justice. He is a past President of the Onondaga County Bar Association and remains active on OCBA’s Community Engagement and Diversity & Inclusion Committees. He is a past President of LeGaL, the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York and the Network of Bar Leaders in New York City. He has served as a member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association, and was a founding Board Member of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County. Prior to joining LSCNY, he was the Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP) in New York City and also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Labor Bureau of the New York State Department of Law. He is 1986 graduate of Brooklyn Law School.


  • Brooklyn Law School
    J.D. 1986
  • New York University
    B.A. 1981