Jonathan G. Williams

Special Counsel

Jonathan Williams is special counsel in the Casualty Department, dedicating most of his practice to matters involving fraud/special investigations and personal injury protection (PIP) disputes.

Jonathan's legal training began even before he attended law school, when he was employed as an investigator in the Franklin-Hampshire County (Massachusetts) District Attorney's Office. That experience kindled his desire to continue his law enforcement career as an attorney. After graduating from law school in 1980, Jonathan spent the next ten years as an assistant prosecutor first in the Cumberland County (New Jersey) Prosecutor's Office and then in the Middlesex County (New Jersey) Prosecutor's Office, investigating and prosecuting a broad spectrum of criminal cases ranging from burglary to armed robbery and aggravated sexual assault.

In 1990, Jonathan "changed gears" and joined the firm of Epstein, Epstein, Brown & Bosek as a civil trial attorney primarily responsible for commercial litigation matters as well as a variety of personal injury cases. During this phase of his legal career, Jonathan also began handling personal injury protection matters on behalf of numerous diagnostic imaging centers. In that role he became involved in several Superior Court actions filed by insurance carriers alleging fraud by motor vehicle accident "victims" who then treated at his client's imaging centers. This experience re-kindled Jonathan's interest in rooting out "the bad guys." In 2004, he took his investigative and litigation skills and found a new home as a partner in an insurance defense firm, where he successfully defended thousands of PIP arbitrations on behalf of a wide variety of insurance carriers.

During his tenure on the defense side of the litigation aisle, Jonathan also became involved in several major fraud investigations conducted by a national insurance carrier. The focus of these investigations was on "rings" of organizers who recruited other individuals to participate in an ongoing series of "staged accidents," as well as several medical providers who were complicit in the "victims" obtaining extensive and wholly unnecessary medical treatment. As a result of this, Jonathan was able to obtain the dismissal of numerous PIP arbitrations that saved the insurance carrier many thousands of dollars.

Published Works

“Not In An ASC, You Don’t!,” Defense Digest, March  2021, Vol. 27, No. 2

Admissions
New Jersey
1980
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
1980
Education
Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire School of Law), (J.D., 1980)
Hobart College, (B.A., 1973)
Associations & memberships
American Arbitration Association No-Fault Advisory Council (2002-2003)
Year joined
2017