With over 20 years of legal experience in a diverse set of practice areas, Michael Williams has helped thousands of clients throughout his career. He currently works to assist eminent domain clients with potential claims and issues against the government.
In regards to his motivation, Michael says, “We aim to provide our clients with a powerful voice and to level the playing field against the NCDOT or other government entities that are trying to acquire your property. You deserve fair compensation for what you are losing – no matter what your circumstances are.”
Michael knew he wanted to become a lawyer and help people since he was five years old. His grandfather often spoke to him about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and all that he had achieved for the civil rights movement through the justice system. Because of this, Michael was inspired to do all that he could for people who needed a voice.
Michael values being able to help provide justice and foster an open, trusting relationship with his clients. Day in and day out, he sees firsthand how many property owners are unaware that they are being taken advantage of and that their property may actually be worth a lot more than what the NCDOT is offering.
“It’s really a win-win, no-risk kind of situation for our clients when they come to NC Eminent Domain Law Firm. Working with us signals to the NCDOT that you won’t be easily intimidated into a lowball offer. We only recover an attorney’s fee if we are able to get you more than what the government initially offered you. The worst case scenario is that you get what’s already on the table, and you don’t owe us anything.”
Michael is an experienced litigator, legal researcher, and advocate who has the ability to see the big picture as well as the nuances and details of a case. Above all else, he values being able to do all that he can for his clients to try to get them the justice they deserve.
Michael is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, and the North Carolina Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in the Federal District Courts of Middle and Eastern North Carolina.