Mr. Alexander Williams is an attorney at law practicing at the private bar, in both civil and criminal cases for the past twenty seven (27) years,but , particularly in civil litigation.constitutional law claims, all commercial litigation, judicial review of administrative action, personal injury claims ( motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence) and industrial relations and labour law.
Between 2012 and 2016 Mr. Williams was a Senator and during those years served on several joint select committees of parliament, including committees dealing with banking, bankruptcy, insolvency, police oversight, corruption and integrity,sexual offences and committal proceedings.
He has served and serves on the board of directors of several national institutions –(three of which he currently chairs) – to which he routinely gave and gives policy and legal advice. The boards include The Jamaica AntiDoping Commission, The Land Divestment Advisory Committee, The Enterprise Team For The Divestment of the Bath Fountain Hotel and Spa and Milk River Mineral Bath, the National Council on Sports and the Land Information Council of Jamaica.
Over the last seventeen years he has practiced both as a sole practitioner and as a partner in two firms
Mr. Williams has appeared in matters of general public importance. These include representing a former attorney general in the Current Tivoli Gardens Commission of Inquiry established to enquire into the possible breach. of rights during the incursion in May 2011, , representing a borrower in the Finsac Comission of Enquiry set up to enquire into the cause and effects of the problems of the financial sector in the 1990s. He has pursued claims on behalf of business owners affected by public riots.
He has managed and conducted numerous litigation involving, judicial review of administrative action and constitutional law claims, claims involving assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution, matrimonial claims, divorces, custody, and property disputes medical negligence, personal injuries claims, motor vehicle accident, breach of statutory duty , wrongful dismissal liquidations and receiverships.
He has provided continuous legal advice on labour law, industrial relations and commercial law to private corporations and government statutory bodies including the Jamaica Railway Corporation, Airports Authority of Jamaica and the Jamaica Anti Doping Commission.
Has conducted litigation and other hearings as lead counsel in all local courts up to and including the Court of Appeal, as well as other statutory and local bodies such as Industrial Disputes Tribunal, Teachers’ Appeal Tribunal, Pharmacy Council and Rural Agricultural Development Authority.
2007 – 2015: Senior Partner Usim, Williams & Company.
He practiced law in all areas, with particular focus on civil litigation. He was responsible for managing a branch of the firm, supervising 4 employees.
2004 – 2007: Sole practitioner Alexander I.E. Williams & Company.
Worked in a range of practice areas, focusing mainly on civil and criminal litigation.and managed a staff of 3 persons.
1998 to 2004: Senior Partner, Williams Palomino Gordon Palomino.
Managed and conducted all litigation on behalf of the firm; practicing exclusively in the areas of civil and criminal litigation.
1990 to 1998: Associate Myers, Fletcher & Gordon
He worked exclusively in the Litigation Department, reporting directly to the head of that department. He was the sole Attorney in the firm’s Labour Relations and Industrial Law Department.
1989 to 1990: Associate Raphael Codlin & Company.
Practiced law in all practice areas.
Norman Manley Law School (1989)
(Certificate in Legal Education)
University of the West Indies (1987): LL.B (Hons)
- Chairman (present) The Land Divestment and Advisory Committee).The committee advises the Minister on the terms of divestment of all government lands
Chairman (present) Enterprise Team to oversee the divestment of 2 tourist attractions
Member National Council on Sports
- Chairman Land Information Council of Jamaica.
- Chairman Jamaica Anti Doping Commission (2008 to 2011 and present) He was and is tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the restructuring of the antidoping agency for compliance with international standards set by WADA
- Member of Board of Management: National Water Resources Authority (NWRA) (2008 to 2011)
Chairman of NWRA Finance Committee. As chairman he had oversight of the agency’s financial management and compliance with procurement guidelines
- Member of the Board of Management National Family Planning Board, and chairman of the board’s personnel committee (2008 to 2011). He established a disciplinary code for the board, and also conducted disciplinary hearings in accordance with the code.
- Member of the Jamaican Bar Association
Member The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce
- External Director of Derrimon Trading Company Limited
Member of the Kiwanis Club of Spanish Town since 1995.
He held the posts of secretary , chairman , director, and vice president.
- President of Kiwanis Club of Spanish Town (2000-2001). He was responsible for the club’s restructuring and supervised all committees of the club and their activities of conducting projects to benefit the youth and the indigent
- Distinguished Lieutenant Governor Kiwanis Division 23W-Eastern Canada and the Caribbean District (2003-4)
As Lieutenant governor, he was responsible for the oversight of 16 kiwanis clubs for the parishes of St. Catherine, Manchester, and Clarendon
- Member of Board of Kiwanis Foundation of Jamaica (2010-present)
- Member Board of Management. St. John’s Primary’s School
- Member of the Jonathan Grant High School Board of Management/ Chairman of personnel committee
- Member Legal and Constitutional Committee of the Jamaica Labour Party
- Judge on the Disciplinary Committee of the Jamaica Labour Party
Godfrey G. Dyer Award for distinguished service to the Kiwanis movement in Jamaica