John F. Williams III
  Attorney

BIOGRAPHY

John Williams was Press Secretary for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight in the 1990s and a member of the Republican Senior Communications Staff Committee during the 1998 impeachment proceedings of President Bill Clinton. He also served as the Chairman's advisor on domestic policy matters, ranging from annual appropriations and budget issues to health care, social security reform and transportation funding. In 1999, Mr. Williams joined the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a 400,000-person membership association, where he lobbied Capitol Hill to protect the interests of general aviation. While at AOPA, Mr. Williams authored numerous editorial articles for Pilot Magazine and received the AOPA President's Award for securing the organization not-for-profit status from the United States Postal Service. In addition to his lobbying duties, he directed the fundraising and donation strategy of the AOPA Political Action Committee.

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Williams has served the community in various civil and governmental positions. In 2004, he was the Director of Transition at the Indiana State Department of Health for Governor-Elect Mitch Daniels and, in 2007, served on the transition team of Mayor-Elect Greg Ballard. From 2013 to 2014, he was a member of the Marion County Convention and Recreational Facilities Authority Board of Directors and served as Chairman of the Indianapolis Public Improvement Bond Bank in 2015. In the 2016 presidential election cycle, Mr. Williams served as Indiana Finance Chairman of John Kasich for America. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Woodson Center, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and supporting policies and programs that promote the social and economic self-sufficiency of low-income communities. In this capacity, Mr. Williams has worked with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other members of Congress to advance anti-poverty policy initiatives on Capitol Hill.

Mr. Williams completed his undergraduate studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and earned his law degree at George Mason University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and the District of Columbia. Mr. Williams is a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association and National Republican Lawyers Association. He is also a commercially licensed pilot with over 1,000 hours of flight time.

EDUCATION

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, B.S. - 1992

George Mason University School of Law, J.D. - 2002

ADMITTED TO BAR

  • Indiana - 2003
  • District of Columbia - 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern Districts of Indiana - 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia - 2015

memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • The Federalist Society
  • National Republican Lawyers Association

Experience

  • Manager of House Affairs & Political Action Committee Director, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Washington, D.C. (1999-2002)
  • Press Secretary and Policy Advisor, Chairman Dan Burton and the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Washington, D.C. (1995-1999)