Our Team

The attorneys at the Law Office of James D. Williams have been providing the highest quality legal service to defendants in North Carolina for over 30 years. James D. “Butch” Williams has built a legal practice that specializes in Criminal Defense, traffic violations, sports representation and more. Ever since opening his doors in 1987, Butch has developed a practice that thrives in communication, respect, and work ethic. We have helped thousands of clients navigate the criminal justice system successfully. Also, we have represented 17 NFL Pro Bowl players and two top-ten draft picks in the NFL and the NBA. Butch Williams prioritizes successful principles that maximize the relationship between the client and attorney and player and agent, allowing for optimal legal success.

Our lawyers are involved with lawyer associations throughout the state of North Carolina, being members of a thorough list of well-respected organizations. These include the Durham County, North Carolina, and American Bar Associations; the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers; the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers; the 14th Judicial District Bar; the Sports Lawyers Association; the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association; the American Inns of Court; and the National Football and Basketball Players Associations.

On top of being members of these associations, Butch takes pride in his teachings, as he has taught Sports Law and Trial Practice as an adjunct professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law, and he has also taught as a visiting professor at Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State University, and the University of South Carolina.

Our team consists of James D. “Butch” Williams, two associate attorneys, Jonathan Trapp and Cameron Belton, a paralegal, Kyesha Barber, and an officer manager/legal assistant, Pamela Hodge. This dynamic team works tirelessly to provide clients with assistance, guidance, and respect. You can learn more about these staff members below.


James D. (Butch) Williams

Senior Partner



Kyesha Barber




Pamela H. Hodge

Office Manager/Legal Assistant



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