Karie D. Williams - Associate

Karie D. Williams is an associate with Arthofer & Tonkin.  She is a north state native.  She graduated from Cal State University – Chico in 1993.  She was on the Dean’s honor list during her time at Chico State.  Thereafter, Ms. Williams attended University of La Verne College of Law and obtained her Juris Doctorate in 1997.  She was an accomplished student at University of La Verne College of Law graduating with distinction and receiving several American Jurisprudence Awards, as well as being a writer and editor for the University of La Verne Law Review.  Ms. Williams has been a member of both the State Bar of California since 1997.  She is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Ms. Williams has a broad base of experience in both civil and criminal litigation, including all aspects of injury litigation, business litigation, contract disputes, adult criminal defense, juvenile criminal defense, DUI, DMV matters, and fitness hearings.  Her experience includes handling matters through both jury and court trials.


Attorney Resume

Law License:  State of California - 1997

Jurisdiction Admissions: The State Courts of California - 1997; United States District Court for the Eastern District - 2010.

Professional Memberships:  State Bar of California - 1997 to present; Shasta-Trinity Counties Bar Association - 1997 to present; Public Defenders Association - 1997 - 2010.

Legal Education:  

  • La Verne College of Law;
  • Juris Doctorate, 1997;
  • Class Standing – Graduate with Distinction;
  • American Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney Award;
  • Writer and Editor of the University of La Verne Law Review – Journal of Juvenile Law

Pre-Law Education:

  • Cal State University of Chico – B.A.
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, 1993
  • Dean’s Honor List, 1993

Description of Legal Experience:  Broad civil and criminal litigation experience, including all aspects of insurance defense litigation, business litigation, contract disputes and personal injury litigation, driving under the influence litigation and juvenile criminal defense litigation.  Representation has included all aspects of litigation through verdict at jury trials and court trials.

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