Ready to Lead, Ready to Serve
My name is Erikka B. Williams and I want to be your District Attorney
I came to Houston County in the summer of 2001, after graduating from law school, joining my husband, attorney Clarence Williams, III. Clarence and his family have been a part of the Houston County community for over 50 years. He is a graduate of Northside High School and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School along with his sisters. His mother, Trelley Williams is a retired educator for the Houston County School system. His late father, Clarence Williams Jr. worked many years for The Fort Valley State University. Clarence and I are the proud parents of two children, Charleigh and Clarence, IV students at Houston County schools.
I joined the Houston County District Attorney’s Office in 2002 as our Juvenile Court prosecutor. I worked several years in that court, serving on the Truancy Intervention Program committee and the Houston County Gang Task Force. I moved to the Superior Court office handling cases involving property, drug crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault cases, and child and elder abuse cases. In addition to working as a prosecutor, I was an adjunct professor at Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins (formerly known as Middle Georgia Technical College) teaching classes in Criminal Justice, Introduction to Policing, Ethics in Policing, and Juvenile Justice.
In 2011, I was appointed Chief Assistant District Attorney, supervising the staff and carrying a full felony caseload. This role also allows me to work closely with our local law enforcement. I have had the opportunity to provide training to several of our local law enforcement agencies on subjects including strengthening abuse cases, courtroom testimony, and report writing. As Chief Assistant, I am currently supervising the Juvenile Division and have handled a varied felony trial caseload that included elder abuse and vehicular homicide cases.
My role as Chief Assistant has also allowed me to work on budgets and purchasing, handling personnel matters, supervise grant implementation, and run the office when the District Attorney was away from the circuit.
Houston County has been my home for the last 19 years. I am personally invested in making it the best it can be. I will continue to foster strong relationships between our local law enforcement agencies, create partnerships with local mental health providers local faith communities, and work hard to reduce the number of repeat offenders.
To victims of crime, I want to be your voice in the courtroom. I will streamline communication and information sharing for victims and the public.
I understand that being an elected official is a position of public trust and I will increase transparency and accountability. I will work to reduce the backlog of cases by providing alternatives to traditional prosecution when appropriate. I will make sure that we are making efficient use of the court’s limited trial time. I will also ensure that victims of crime voices' are heard and that violent offenders receive justice.
We can work together to hold criminals accountable, provide support to victims, and keep our community safe.
University of Dayton School of Law, Juris Doctorate 2001
Wright State University, Master of Arts Applied Behavioral Science, Criminal Justice 2004
Miami University, Bachelor of Arts Political Science 1997
State Bar of Ohio, 2001
State Bar of Georgia, 2002
Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002
Supreme Court of Georgia, 2002
Georgia Bar Association, Houston County Bar Association, National District Attorneys Association, National Black Prosecutors Association, Georgia Gang Association, Greater Atlanta Black Prosecutors Association, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
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