Brett Williams joined the E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm in 2015, becoming the first attorney to join the legal team after the merger of the E. Stewart Jones and Hacker Murphy law firms. Brett works closely with David Murphy and Patrick Seely in the firm’s Real Property Tax Dispute division, where his background in municipal government and the law of real property, along with his keen skills as an advocate enable him to represent the firm’s clients effectively.
During law school, Brett worked as a law clerk in a wide variety of offices and practice areas, including the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, the Town of Colonie Town Attorney’s Office, the law firm of Flink Smith, LLP, and the Chambers of New York State Supreme Court Justice, Patrick McGrath. He also served as an Associate Editor for the highly–regarded Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, and as a research assistant for Professor Keith Hirokawa.
Like his E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy colleague and Albany Law School classmate, David Iversen, Brett is also a rugby player, having picked up the sport as a visiting student at the University of Oxford. He played with the Albany Law School Rugby Football Club all three years of law school, and continues to hit the pitch with Albany Bootleggers RFC, a local club.
Areas of Practice
75% Property Tax
25% Commercial/Property Disputes
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
New York, 2015
Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
Juris Doctorate – 2014
Law Review: Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology, Associate Editor
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, New York
Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude – 2010
Honors: Association of College Trustees Award for Academic Excellence, 2010, Martin F. Hasting Award for Outstanding Senior History Major, 2010
Williams, Brett, Scottish Secession: An Unnecessary Independence as Seen Through the Currency Debate, International Law Studies (Jan. 12, 2014), http://internationallawstudies.blogspot.com/2014/01/scottish-secession-unnecessary.html
Professional Associations and Memberships
New York State Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Albany County Bar Association, Member