John Eddie Williams Jr.
Williams Kherkher Founder and Managing Partner John Eddie Williams Jr., has built a solid reputation of advocating for workers and organized labor and continues to work as a fearless fighter for those individuals in situations where the law may be their only recourse.
As the son and grandson of union longshoremen, John Eddie knows the dangers maritime workers face on the job every single day. Because of his upbringing and his natural tenacity, John Eddie and our 100+ team of attorneys and support staff have built a reputation of being aggressive defenders of the rights of longshoremen and seamen who are harmed by recklessness, misconduct, and negligence. We have represented and fought for some of our past clients who were injured in an oil refinery explosion, killed in an explosion at the Phillips Petroleum Co in Houston, people injured in the BP Texas City explosion, and represented over 800 businesses who were affected by the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. We handled more than 100 BP Claim Appeals and garnered a 99% success rate.
We’ve spent decades successfully protecting the rights of people harmed in motor vehicle collisions, oil refinery explosions, offshore accidents, defective medication, and asbestos litigation. John Eddie has represented numerous plaintiffs in mass tort cases and represented the State of Texas in its lawsuit against the tobacco industry. That litigation resulted in a $17.3 billion settlement.
John Eddie has salt in his veins and the sea in his blood, and he is passionate about fighting for the rights of injured seamen and longshore workers and helping them get the compensation they deserve for injuries sustained due to the negligence of others.
BILLIONS IN CLIENT RECOVERY
In connection with other Texas firms, obtained $17.3 billion for the state of Texas in settlement of litigation against major tobacco companies for the harm done to the state by their products.
Obtained a $46,500,000 jury verdict in St. Louis against Monsanto and other manufacturers in connection with PCB pollution that caused our clients to develop cancer. This was the first major victory against Monsanto after others had tried and failed to hold them accountable. The awards were settled for a confidential amount after trial.
Obtained a jury verdict of $12,930,000 (including prejudgment interest) for a family that lost a family member due to mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure. The matter was settled after the verdict for a confidential amount.
Obtained $11,000,000 jury verdict in a trial that resulted from the death of a husband and father in a motor vehicle accident with a commercial truck. The case settled after trial for a confidential amount.