Phillip W. Williams Jr.


Phil Williams is the managing member of Williams & Associates, LLC; a law firm based in Gadsden, AL. His primary focus in the practice of law is largely in the areas of civil litigation,corporate/municipal/governmental general counsel, as well as a thriving real estate practice.

Prior to practicing law Phil was in full time ministry for seven years with the international youth outreach organization YoungLife. With YoungLife Phil served as an Area Director which involved direct ministry and counseling with teens, recruiting and training volunteers, public speaking, public relations, fund raising and close work with the members of the YoungLife Committee.

In addition to his day-to-day employment Phil recently served two terms in the Alabama State Senate for the Tenth District of Alabama. During that time he served as the Chairman for the Alabama Senate Committee on Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Development, and as Vice Chair for the Committee on Judiciary and Vice Chair for the General Fund Budget Committee. He also served as a sitting member of the Committees on Rules, Government Affairs, Veterans and Military Affairs, and the Joint Committee on Transportation.

Aside from his civilian experience Phil also comes from a family with a strong military tradition. He is an Airborne Ranger and recently retired with the rank of Colonel after 30 years of service in the Army Reserve and National Guard. Since 9/11 he has served two combat tours in the Global War on Terror, one each in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as one tour in the Pentagon on the Army Staff’s Special Operations Division.

Phil’s education includes a BS from the University of South Alabama and a Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law. He is also a graduate of the US Army’s Combined Arms and Services Staff School and the US Army Command and General Staff College. Among his associations and awards are the following: Phil is a member in good standing of the Alabama Bar Association (Alabar); the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW); the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA); The National Infantry Association; The Order of St. Maurice; and the Etowah County Patriots Hall of Honor. He was also licensed and ordained to ministry by the Southern Baptist Association.

His military awards include the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the Humanitarian Service Medal, both the Afghan and Iraq Campaign Medals with 3 campaign stars, The Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Wings, the Pathfinder Badge, German Parachutist Wings and the Combat Action Badge. Phil and his family have lived in Etowah County for twenty-five years. He has been married for 31 years to his wife Charlene – they have two children, Josh and Caitlin – Josh graduated from Auburn University and serves as a Captain (Armor) in the US Army with his wife Anna, and Caitlin completed a Graduate Degree at Auburn University and is currently the Public Affairs Coordinator for the City of Auburn.


David King


Mr. King joined the firm of Williams & Associates, LLC as an associate in November of 2012. Prior to his employment here, David received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in History from Middle Tennessee State University in his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He then attended law school at Samford University’s Cumberland School of law, where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate in December of 2011. After receiving his degree, David was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in April of 2012.

Since joining Williams & Associates, David has worked with our current and growing client base. The majority of David’s work focuses on family law and real estate. Since April of 2017 David has served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Alabama in representing the Etowah County Department of Human Resources.

In his spare time David serves as a deacon in his church, and enjoys visiting national parks and historic sites.

David and his wife Courtney have been married since 2011 and have one child.

Cathy Thomas

Senior Real Estate Paralegal

Mrs. Thomas joined Williams & Associates in January of 2013 as a full time Real Estate Paralegal. She is responsible for the preliminary title work and preparation of the documentation necessary to conduct real estate closings and clearing exceptions for title insurance coverage.

Cathy’s education also includes a Bachelor of Science in both Marketing and Management from Jacksonville State University and an Associate of Science degree from Gadsden State Community College in Business Administration.

Cathy is a licensed title insurance agent with the State of Alabama. The firm agency is underwritten by Stewart Title Guaranty Company.

In addition to working with Williams & Associates, Cathy serves on the Fund Raising Committee for the Etowah Baptist Missions Center, serves in the Children’s Ministry at Harvestfield Church in Rainbow City, the Missions Equipping Team and Harvestfield HFC Outdoors.

Cathy and her husband Jerome have been married for over 26 years. They have four children and seven grandchildren.