ABOUT US

The Law Offices of James D. Williams

Experience that Fosters Success

With over 30 years of service to the state of North Carolina, James D. “Butch” Williams has built a legal practice and a Sports Representation Firm that has thrived at the highest level.  Mr. Williams received his B.S. in Political Science from North Carolina Central University in 1976 and his JD from the same institution in 1979.  Butch is a member of the Durham County, North Carolina, and American Bar Associations; the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers; the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers; the 14th Judicial District Bar; the Sports Lawyers Association; the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association; the American Inns of Court; and the National Football and Basketball Players Associations.  In addition to these accolades, Mr. Williams has served on the Sports and Entertainment Board of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Since 1990, Mr. Williams has taught Sports Law and Trial Practice as an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater. In addition to his teaching services at NCCU, Mr. Williams has extended his understanding of Sports Law to neighboring Universities within the state and region as a visiting professor: Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of South Carolina, and North Carolina State University, amongst others. Since his first client in 1987, Mr. Williams has built a practice that is predicated upon successful principles that maximize the relationship between the player and agent. Representing a client base with 17 NFL Pro Bowl invitations and two top-ten draft picks in the NFL and NBA, Butch works tirelessly to maximize the marketability as well as the image of all his clients, ensuring that they are secure in their playing roles in addition to their financial investments.

Awards and Recognition
JDW Law - Rue Ratings
JDW Law - Lexis Nexis award
JDW Law - Long Leaf Pines award
Client services
  • One of a select group of boutique firms to represent the top 10 picks in the NFL and NBA draft.
  • Player presentation in all 32 NFL franchises allowing for direct contact with front office personnel.
  • Successful represented 150 professional athletes.
  • Client-specific Collegiate All-Star Games, NFL Combine, NFL Pro-Day, and NFL Draft preparation.
  • Unique endorsements and marketing campaigns designed to enhance your revenue streams.

Legal Services

ATHLETE MANAGEMENT

After the conclusion of the collegiate season, all post season activities in...

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MISDEMEANORS

While you may think being charged with a misdemeanor is not a serious matter, it is...

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DWI

The attorneys in the office of Butch Williams have years of...

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TRAFFIC OFFENSES

As the Durham area and the rest of the Triangle continue to grow...

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EXPUNGEMENT

Having a charge on your record for the rest of your life has...

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UNDERAGE ALCOHOL OFFENSES

The reality is, though, alcohol is a part of youth culture on many...

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FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE

If you’re being charged in federal court, you will need assistance...

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