November 14, 2023
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC welcomes attorney Benjamin M. Williams to the firm’s Southfield office. Ben joins the firm as a member of the litigation practice group, focusing on family law cases including divorce, child support, and spousal support, and criminal defense.
Prior to his arrival at Foster Swift, Ben was an Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago, Illinois for almost 13 years, where he tried hundreds of bench and jury trials. From 2018 to 2023, Ben was assigned to the Felony Trial Division where he prosecuted a wide range of felony cases, including first degree murder, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, criminal sexual assault, and other violent crimes.
In coming to Foster Swift to focus on family law, Ben brings his significant courtroom experience to assist families navigating the complex and often emotional world of domestic relations court. Ben works closely with his clients to determine their goals, knowing that decisions regarding divorce, child custody, parenting time, child support, and spousal support have affects far beyond the courtroom.
Ben received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2008. Prior to that, he graduated with his B.A. in History & Spanish from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.