Zachary W. Williams
Unflappable and directed, Zach brings a common-sense approach to the courtroom and keeps your case moving forward. Entering his 24th year as a family law advocate, Zach spent 16 years as an Assistant Public Guardian for Cook County before beginning his private practice in 2011.
Zach has represented children in highly contested child custody matters in the Domestic Relations Division and represented children who were state wards in the Juvenile Child Protection Division. Zach is an experienced trial attorney and advocate for the rights of children who are caught in the middle of contested battles. His awareness of how a case can affect an overall family unit has made him a go-to representative for judges appointing attorneys in the most difficult cases.
Zach brings these skills handling child custody matters to private parties. Because of his history as a child representative, Zach is astutely aware of how cases affect children. His experience has provided him with unique insight into how to resolve even the most combative cases: Zach has been a speaker for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and at the annual Life Span Symposium on Domestic Violence. He is a former school board president and is a member of a charitable board that serves disadvantaged youth in Evanston. Zach has also been named a Super Lawyer in 2020.
- Board Member, Youth Opportunity United Evanston (Y.O.U.)
- Board Treasurer, Skokie Community Foundation
- Member, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council, 2015 to present