John M. Williams is a native of Loyall in Harlan County, Kentucky. John graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Business & Economics with a Bachelors of Business Administration (Finance) in 1984 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1987. He has earned an “AV® Preeminent™” rating by Martindale Hubbell. John is a member of the Kentucky, Fayette County, American and Federal Bar Associations. He has held several officer positions with the Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, including President in 2000. On several occasions, he organized the Federal Bar Association’s Introduction to Federal Practice seminar for new attorneys in the Eastern District of Kentucky. John is a volunteer counselor with the Kentucky Bar Association Lawyer’s Assistance Program.