Lonnie Williams, Jr. Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award by Arizona Black Bar Association
Stinson Partner Lonnie Williams, Jr. has been presented with the Arizona Black Bar Cecil B. Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to an Arizona Black Bar member who has demonstrated a lifetime of dedication and achievement and given precedence to the promotion of diversity and inclusion, which has created a significant impact in the Arizona legal profession.
Williams is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and has been practicing law in Arizona for more than 40 years, and has defended clients in all aspects of their businesses in courts throughout the United States. He focuses his practice on representing large communities in discrimination lawsuits and in intellectual property cases. Williams has been highly praised and recognized for his excellence by his clients and peers, having been named to the list of Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys, a Southwest Super Lawyer for the last 14 years, a Top 25 Minority Leader in Arizona, one of the Most Admired Leaders in Phoenix, one of the Best Lawyers in America. Most recently, he was recognized with the 2021 President's Award by the State Bar of Arizona, who honored Williams for his exceptional contributions, enhancement and promotion of the legal profession.
Formerly known as the Hayzel B. Daniels Bar Association and the Arizona Black Lawyers Association, the Arizona Black Bar was founded in 1971. It has a statewide membership of African-American attorneys and legal professionals whose practices include labor law, bankruptcy, personal injury, family law, civil right, probate and estate, and other areas. Arizona Black Bar members have become fixtures for legal services to the Phoenix community. Friday, November 5, 2021, the Arizona Black Bar commemorated 50 years with a banquet and scholarship fundraiser. The event celebrated the outstanding contributions of Williams and other Black attorneys to Arizona's legal community and provided awards and scholarships to the next generation of legal leaders.