Professor of Law
Faculty Member Portrait

Bio

Professor Williams joined Florida Coastal School of Law in 2009 as a full-time faculty member.  Right out of college he was a professional basketball player for the Sunair in the European League in Ostend, Belgium.  He returned to the States and served in the private sector as Assistant Vice President at First Union National Bank in Jacksonville, Florida in 1988-91.  After earning his law degree he served as Attorney/Shareholder at Fowler, White, Burnett in Miami, Florida from 1994-2003 and President of Physicians MedicaLegal Prevention LLC from 2003-09.  He turned to teaching in 2007 where he was an adjunct professor at Florida State.
 

Expertise

  • Evidence
  • Torts
  • Law & Medicine
  • Health Law
  • Medical Malpractice Law
 

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 1994, High Honors
  • Princeton University, A.B., 1987, English, Honors
 

Teaching & Scholarship

  • Evidence
  • Law & Medicine
  • Medical Malpractice Law
  • Health Law
  • Products Liability
  • Bioethics and Public Health
  • Insurance Law
  • Genetics and the Law
  • Torts
  • Constitutional Law
 

Professional Activities

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America 
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida 
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida 
  • National Native American Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America 
  • Florida Bar Association
 

Grand Rounds Presentations

  • Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital, Department of Medicine 
  • Dartmouth Medical School/Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Department of Neurology 
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical School/Hospitals, Department of Surgery 
  • Cook's Children's Hospital, Dallas 
  • University of Florida College of Medicine/Shands Hospital Jacksonville 
 

Publications

Books
  • "Physician, Protect Thyself" Margol Publishing, 2007 [reviewed in Journal of the American Medical Association, 2007;298:689-690; Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2007;82:893; Journal of Healthcare Risk Management 2008;27:9] Translated into Chinese and published in China and Taiwan, 2015
Articles
  • "Save Thousands of Lives Every Year: Resuscitate the Peer Review Privilege" 29 J.L. & Health 221 (2016)
  • "Abolishing the Excited Utterance Exception to the Rule Against Hearsay" 63 Kansas Law Review 717 (2015)
  • "Congress Saved Peer Review:  Who Knew?" Journal of the American Medical Association - Surgery Volume 149, No. 4 (2014) [peer-edited journal]
  • "A Proposed Compromise for National Medical Malpractice Reform," 105 Southern Medical Journal 573 (2012) [peer-edited journal]
  • "The Cure for What Ails:  A Realistic Remedy for the Medical Malpractice ‘Crisis,’" 23 Stanford Law & Policy Review 477 (2011)  
 

 

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