Ed Williams earned his Juris Doctorate with honors, Cum Laude, in 2016 from Mississippi College School of Law. Ed completed his undergraduate work at Mississippi State University where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science.
While in law school, Ed was a member of the MC Law Moot Court Board, Law Student Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta Honors Program, American Association for Justice, and the Mississippi Association for Justice. As a member of the 2016 ABA Arbitration moot court competition team, Ed won first place in the National Championship. He was also a finalist in the 2015 Internal Trial Competition at Mississippi College School of Law, and selected for the inaugural Dave Galyon Award. Ed also participated in the Youth Court Clinic and the Guardian ad Litem program where he represented minors in Rankin County Youth Court and served as GAL for families needing adoption services or child custody services.
Before graduating from MC Law, Ed worked at the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office in the DUI unit, where he assisted in the prosecution of felony DUI cases involving death, and maintained the latest DUI research and laws in Mississippi. Ed also worked for the Rankin County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted embezzlement and larceny cases, including jury trials. Ed gained civil litigation experience in personal injury and worker’s compensation while clerking for Bruce L. Barker, attorney at law, in Jackson, MS.
After graduation, Ed accepted a law clerk position with the Eleventh Circuit Court District where he worked for Senior Circuit Court Judge Albert B. Smith, III. While with the court, Ed assisted in all felony criminal matters and civil lawsuits before the court. After working for the court for a year, Ed entered into a partnership with Arthur Calderón, forming Calderón & Williams, PLLC.