BiographyRichard T. "Dick" Williams is a partner in the General Commercial Litigation Practice Group in the Los Angeles Office of Holland & Knight, and a member of the firm's Antitrust, Class Action and Product Liability Teams. In several dozen federal and state trials, both jury and non-jury and in arbitrations, both domestic and international, Mr. Williams has represented foreign governments and a wide variety of domestic and international corporations.
Mr. Williams led a team of Holland & Knight lawyers that obtained the 15th largest jury verdict in the United States in 2002, as well as the 32nd largest jury verdict in 2001 (rankings according to the National Law Journal). Mr. Williams and his team represented a Japanese real estate developer suing top tier Japanese and Korean construction companies for breach of contract and negligence in their work on a 240-unit, 12-story luxury condominium hotel and resort in Guam that partially collapsed, owing to defects, following a large earthquake in 1993. After an eight-month trial in a courtroom specially built by the parties to handle this matter, the largest trial in Guam's history, the jury unanimously awarded our clients compensatory damages of $73.4 million and, following a separate trial, punitive damages of an additional $73.4 million.