Geoffrey Williams Joins Stone Pigman as Chief Operating Officer

NEW ORLEANS – Geoffrey M. Williams recently joined Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann as chief operating officer. He will oversee operations, strategy and a variety of other functions. 

Williams currently serves as the international president and chair of the board of directors for the Association of Legal Administrators, a 9,000-member professional association connecting leaders and managers within the legal industry. He has more than 27 years of legal and professional business leadership experience. 

“Geoffrey’s business acumen, strategic mindset and strong sense of leadership will bring great value to our team and firm culture,” said Michael Walshe, chairman of Stone Pigman’s management committee. “We are eager to incorporate his innovative thinking and fresh approach as we move forward in an ever-changing legal and business environment.”

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Williams previously served as COO and chief financial officer for a civil litigation firm in Alabama, and COO and chief information officer for an intellectual property law firm in Florida, where he worked to identify, develop and implement strategic initiatives, built high-performing teams, and penetrated new markets.

“Our 95-year legacy and impact as a law firm in Louisiana is significant, having served as counsel on some of the most notable legal cases and transactions in the Gulf South,” said Williams. “Today, we are moving forward by creating an environment where our people thrive, our creative solutions benefit our clients, and our energy as a forward-thinking and team-oriented modern law firm attracts a diverse and talented group of professionals, staff and clients.”

Williams is active in professional development and leadership efforts for various organizations, giving keynote speeches and leading educational and professional development seminars at regional and national conferences.

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He is also a member of the American Management Association, Society for Human Resource Management and the Institute of Management Accountants. He’s an associate member of the American Bar Association and its practice management section.

Williams earned a graduate certificate in law firm management from the George Washington University and is one of 372 certified legal managers worldwide as credentialed by the Association of Legal Administrators. He earned a Master of Business Administration with highest honors (Beta Gamma Sigma, Sigma lota Epsilon) from Louisiana State University Shreveport, and a Bachelor of Arts with high honors from Huntingdon College, where he was a member of Tri-Sigma Honors Society and a founding chapter member of the ODK National Leadership Honor Society. Additionally, he earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Outside of work, Williams enjoys composing and recording music. He has performed live on the keyboard and trumpet with several acclaimed musicians in venues throughout the United States and England. An avid sports fan, he attends college and professional sporting events, and devotes time to coaching youth sports leagues.   

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