Mr. Williams graduated
 summa cum laude from William Jewell College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  He received his CPA designation in 1981.  Mr. Williams also attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he received the degree of Juris Doctor.  He worked for Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young) in the Tulsa, Oklahoma office, and as a Manager in the Kansas City office, and was responsible for tax consulting, planning, and reporting services for a variety of clients.

Mr. Williams worked for a national employee benefits consulting and administration firm as vice president and senior consultant.  His duties included designing and installing a variety of employee benefit plans, with emphasis on employee stock ownership and 401(k) plans.

Now in the private practice of law, Mr. Williams practices in the areas of trust and estate planning, estate settlement and probate, estate dispute resolution, business planning and formation, charitable and tax planning.

Mr. Williams is admitted to the practice of law in the states of Missouri and Kansas.  He is a member of the Missouri Bar; the Kansas City Metropolitan and Kansas Bar Associations; the National Association of Lawyers; and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He regularly serves as a guest speaker at local private and public seminars for charities, churches, and other civic groups and professional associations on topics of estate planning, estate settlement, and planned charitable giving.