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John Eddie Williams was born in Waco, Texas USA, but his exact birthdate remain unknown in the media. He is an attorney specializing in pharmaceutical injury and mass torts, and is best known to the world as a founder of the law firm Williams Kherkher.
Have you ever wondered how rich John Eddie Williams is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Williams’ net worth is as high as $50 million, an amount earned through his successful career, which started in the late ‘70s.
John Eddie Williams Net Worth $50 Million
From an early age, John’s parents, especially his mother, spoke of him that he would one day become a lawyer. He would often admire lawyers, and his father’s strong arm only helped young John acquire working habits from early years.
After finished high school, John enrolled at Baylor University, graduating cum laude, and then furthered his studies also at Baylor, but this time at the School of Law, earning a law degree in 1978. While he was at Baylor University, John was editor-in-chief of The Baylor Law Review.
Before he became an advocate of the people, John worked as a clerk for several corporate firms in his hometown, but then in 1983 started the Williams Kherkher company, which is a national litigation firm that focuses on mass torts and pharmaceutical litigation.
Since its inception, his firm has grown into one of the most successful litigation firms in the country. One of John’s most successful trials was when he represented the state of Texas against Big Tobacco in 1995. The case was resolved in the way of settlement, which amounted $17.3 billion, which at the point was the largest legal settlement to have been awarded in the USA.
Then in 2000 he was on the side of a family, one of whose members died in a June 1999 explosion at the Phillips Petroleum Co. The deceased member of the family was one of workers at the plant, and in gaining compensation for the family, John put all his knowledge and effort into the case, and won $117 million as a settlement.
He had several other successful verdicts, including those for victims of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma.
Thanks to his successful career, John has received numerous prestigious awards, including being the recipient of Baylor University’s “Lawyer of the Year” Award for the year 2002, Clarence Darrow Award Winner in 2008, and Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer Award in 2015.
Regarding his personal life, John is married to Sheridan, but there are no further details available in the media about their marriage, which includes whether the couple has children or not. John is an avid pilot, and often travels around the world via plane with his wife.
John is a well-known philanthropist; he has donated to numerous non-profit organizations, including Houston Chronicle’s Goodfellows Fund, among many other foundations.