I have been working hard for Pierce County residents as a Judge Pro Tem for 22 years. I love the experience and it has motivated me to run for the office. As a Judge, I aspire to help people turn their lives around. I do this because I know helping someone make a change for the better, not only improves the life of that individual, but also makes the community safer.
Every time I take the bench it is an opportunity to learn. My years of experience as a Judge Pro Tem provides the necessary experience to handle all of Pierce County District Court’s criminal and civil cases. Whether it be a DUI, traffic infraction, small claims, contract dispute, or personal injury case, I have the experience to make the right decision.
My most important qualification for Judge is that I genuinely care about each and every person that comes before me. The people seen in District Court for the most part are your neighbors, co-workers and friends. These are not hard felons. Often times their problems stem from substance abuse, veteran issues, or mental health symptoms. I see every case as unique, every situation different. I will make sure my judicial decisions are not only the best for the safety of the community, but also what is best for that particular individual.
I will be fair-minded and flexible to give each case the due and careful consideration it deserves. I will serve as a positive influence and role model for those with whom I encounter in the court room and in the community. I will serve with honor and integrity.
Judges can help people make changes in their lives for the better. I have seen this first hand and I know I can make a difference as a District Court Judge.
If people are judged by the company they keep, there are lots of good reasons to support Karl Williams for District Court Judge.
"Please add my name to your endorsers. I've been in front of you off and on for 25 years and you are always fair, straightforward and candid with folks. I wholeheartedly endorse you to win this race."
"We need Karl on our District Court. Eminently qualified, he has my unqualified endorsement. I file a lot of my clients' injury claims in Pierce County District court now that the jurisdictional limit is $100,000. We want and need the best. Vote for Karl."
"I know Karl to be a brilliant intellect, and also a well-spoken and even-tempered gentleman. I have the utmost respect for him. He is an excellent role model for African-American youth in Pierce County."
"I have been an official court reporter. Since we’re the ones who know who is good and who are not. I urge strong consideration for Karl Williams. He has appeared in our court on many occasions. He is always well prepared, professional and talented and has the temperament to serve the Bench well. His reputation in the legal community beyond reproach."
"Karl Williams is an exceptional person, a person of high morals and goals for himself and others. He is a dedicated husband, and a proud, involved father of two children. He was raised in Pierce County. His long ties and service to Pierce County will be significant assets to both the courts and people of this county for years to come."
"He is the epitome of the local person who through dedication, hard work and community service has become a respected, valued member of our community."
Lyle and Patti Hardin
"His reputation as an advocate who assists his clients to realist and fair results while working with other attorneys is a congenial manner, will make him an outstanding addition to the District Court Bench."
"There are always a number of things that come to mind when I think of Karl. The first is honesty in dealing with you. The second is his even temperament. The third is his ability to understand the law. Karl would be a fine choice for the bench."
"He impacts so many lives with his volunteer work, with a focus on keeping young people on the right track for growth and development."
"A brief note asking you to give Karl Williams your support for District Court Judge. He’s a talent. Active in his community, a good lawyer and would serve the county well as a judge. Rather than pontificate, I’ll just say: He’s an excellent, qualified choice for the bench."
"His character and integrity are an integral part of his reputation. He is possessed of a balanced temperament and has outstanding legal skills. He is an accomplished litigator and counselor. His professional experience is unique in its breadth in the contemporary justice system arena, where specialization is the norm. It is rare to have the blessing of this attribute in a judicial candidate."
"We have heard Karl speak several times. He comes across as the kind of person we would like to see preside over the courtroom if we should ever be involved in legal proceedings or serve on a jury."
William and Rochelle Giddings
"He has a reputation within the legal community of being a thorough and extremely competent attorney. I have appeared before him in his capacity as a Pro Tem Judge and can attest that his well prepared and capable. I have also observed him adjudicator other cases while I have waited my turn. Karl distinguishes himself by bringing a certain dignity to the proceedings, which is a characteristic of some of the best judges I have appeared before."
"I’m looking forward to seeing Karl’s name on the ballot and will be giving him my vote. I love that you said that the district court is like the people’s court, without Judge Judy. It is one (of many) places that a difference in lives can be made. I have seen firsthand, how a mistake can be made young, and how lives can be turned around. And isn’t that what we want? A better world for our children and grandchildren."
"Mr. Williams will bring a level of common sense to the court along with the practical experience of actually appearing in and trying cases before the court"
"I have had an opportunity to know and observe Mr. Williams over my years of practice in Pierce County, Washington. In his private practice, he is recognized and respected as a capable and strong advocate for his clients. He has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of the law and would be able to manage all the cases presented to him."