Courtney M. Williams is a member at Williams Newman Williams, as well as Co-Chair of the Williams Newman Williams Nursing Home Group. Courtney devotes all of her time to representing injured individuals, with her primary focus in representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Courtney had extensive involvement in the defense of many nursing home cases, and this involvement serves her well today, providing an insightful perspective into the litigation process facing her clients. Courtney utilizes her prior experience representing healthcare companies, nursing homes, and large insurance companies for the benefit of her personal injury clients. Although she is now 100-percent devoted to serving victims of elder abuse and other severely injured individuals, Courtney has been on the other side of the fence, and she knows what it takes to obtain the best possible results for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Courtney is licensed to practice in Mississippi and California, and she represents clients throughout the country. Courtney has helped her clients recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
Areas of Practice
- 100 percent nursing home abuse and neglect
- Catastrophic injury
- Wrongful death
- 100 percent of practice devoted to litigation
- Mississippi, 2006
- California, 2007
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2006
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2006
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2006
- Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
- J.D. magna cum laude – 2006
- Law Review: Mississippi College Law Review, member, 2004 to 2006
- Law Review: Moot Court Board, member
- Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi
- B.S. – 2003
- Major: Marketing
- Adjunct Professor, MC Law School, 2008 to Present
- Magee Community Care Center v. Perkins, 2021 WL 1380800, 2019-CA-01412-COA (April 13, 2021) (affirming denial of arbitration in a wrongful death nursing home case).
- Kinzie v. Belk Dept. Stores, 164 So. 3d 974 (Miss. 2015) (reversing dismissal on a personal injury claim and applying the abuse of discretion standard).
- Boyd v. Magic Golf Inc., 52 So. 3d 455 (Miss. Ct. App. 2011) (affirming directed verdict on behalf of water park operator where there was no evidence of a dangerous condition in a premises liability case).
- Laws v. Louisville Ladder, 146 So. 3d 380 (Miss. Ct. App. 2014) (reversing summary judgment using the abuse of discretion standard in a products liability case).
- Stuart v. St. Dominic Hospital, 311 So. 3d 1192 (Miss. Ct. App. 2020) (reversing dismissal against the hospital in a medical malpractice case).
- Gallagher Bassett v. Malone, 30 So. 3d 301 (Miss. 2010) (reversing a jury verdict and remanding for a new trial in a bad faith insurance case).
- Miss. Employment Security Division v. Johnson, 9 So. 3d 1170 (Miss. Ct. App. 2009) (affirming the Hinds County Circuit Court’s (J. Yerger) decision reversing a denial of unemployment benefits).
- Turner v. Hurricane Mortgage, CV 07-129 (P)L (Lee Ct. Ms. 2009) (granting summary judgment for a mortgage company on breach of contract claims).
- Rosamond v. Great American Ins. Co., 2011 WL 4433582 (S.D. Miss. 2011) (denying summary judgment in an insurance bad faith case).
- Williams v. City of Yazoo, 2020 WL 6122357 (S.D. Miss. 2020) (denying summary judgment in a Section 1983 civil rights case, including denying summary judgment on municipal liability).
- Coppieters v. Gilliland, CV10-044-RL (Lee Ct. April 6. 2011)(denying judicial estoppel claims in a medical malpractice case).