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Frank J. Williams Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Williams has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the legal industry

Mr. Williams retired in 2008, having served as Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court since 2001, and an associate justice with the Rhode Island Superior Court from 1995 to 2001.

    PROVIDENCE, RI, April 06, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Frank J. Williams with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Williams celebrates many years of experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With nearly 50 years of professional experience, Mr. Williams retired in 2008, having served as Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court since 2001, and an associate justice with the Rhode Island Superior Court from 1995 to 2001. Prior to obtaining these roles, he was the president of Frank J. Williams Attorneys at Law Ltd from 1978 to 1995, and as an associate with Leonard Decof Ltd. from 1976 to 1978, and with Tillinghast, Collins & Graham from 1970 to 1975. Earlier in his career, he served as a law clerk with Graham, Reid, Ewing & Stapleton in 1969, and with the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office from 1967 to 1968.

In addition to his primary roles, Mr. Williams has held a number of positions with firms, municipalities, and organizations. He has served as a judge of probate, a deputy judge of probate, an assistant solicitor, a solicitor, and a counsel for numerous towns in the state of Rhode Island. He has also served on the panel of arbitrator and panel of mediators for the American Arbitration Association, and he was appointed chief judge of the United States Court of Military Commission Review by President Bush. Mr. Williams has also worked to educate others in the field, serving as an adjunct professor with Roger Williams University School of Law since 1997, with the United States Naval War College since 2003, and as a lecturer of business and legal practice with the Rhode Island School of Design from 1976 to 1980.

Mr. Williams began his career as a student at Boston University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1962. He went on to served in the United States Army from 1962 to 1967, attaining the rank of captain and serving in Germany and Vietnam. He returned to his studies at Boston University, earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1970. After obtaining hands-on experience in the field, he joined Bryant College, where he obtained a Master of Science in taxation in 1986. He is licensed to practice in the state of Rhode Island, as well as before the U.S. District Court of Rhode Island and before the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Williams holds a number of honorary degrees, including several Doctors of Humane Letters from Bryant College, Lincoln College, Bridgewater College, and Johnson and Wales, and honorary Doctors of Laws from Southern New England School of Law, Roger Williams University, the University of Rhode Island, the Massachusetts School of Law and Oklahoma State University.

A respected voice in the industry, Mr. Williams is affiliated with numerous professional organizations. A member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, he has served as chair of the new lawyers' advisory committee, in the House of Delegates, and chair of the municipal law committee. He was on the board of directors for the Conference of Chief Justices, and he is a member of the American Antiquarian Society, Phi Alpha Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma and Phi Sigma Alpha. In addition, Mr. Williams is recognized as a fellow of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Also a leader in his community, Mr. Williams has been active with multiple civic engagements. He has served as district moderator of the Chariho Regional School District and as an elected town moderator for Richmond, RI. He is the president of the Ulysses S. Grant Association, and the former president of the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Lincoln Group of Boston. He is the founding chair of The Lincoln Forum. Additionally, he has sat on the boards of directors for the Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, South County Hospital, and the John E. Fogarty Foundation for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Throughout his career, Mr. Williams has received numerous awards and honors for his achievements. The recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, he has been named to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. He holds a Lincoln Diploma of Honor from Lincoln Memorial University, and he has received the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Silver Star, an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, an Army Commendation Medal, a Bronze Star, and a Combat Infantryman's Badge. Mr. Williams is an honorary brigadier general of the Rhode Island Militia.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Frank J. Williams has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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