A native of Miami, Florida, Attorney Valynda Jerome-Williams joined Legal Services Alabama in the Montgomery Regional Office practicing domestic violence law. Attorney Jerome-Williams now works in the Mobile Regional Office, where she specializes in a wide range of legal services, including administrative law, domestic violence law, consumer law, housing law, family law, heir property, estate planning, probate law, and general civil litigation. Her legal experience includes serving as civil judicial law clerk for the 13th Judicial Circuit Court, paralegal studies contract instructor at the University of South Alabama Center for Continuing Education and Conference Services, where she created the program’s current curriculum and taught courses in Legal Research and Writing, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Family Law, and Wills, Trusts and Estates, and clerking for the Middle District of Alabama Federal Defenders Program, among others.
Jerome-Williams is a graduate of Thomas Goode Jones School of Law (2016). While in law school, Jerome-Williams served as a Senior Staff Editor of the Faulkner Law Review. Jerome-Williams was named Distinguished Public Interest Fellow of her graduating class. She was inducted into the Jones Public Interest Society, and she received the Merit of Pro Bono Achievement Award. Jerome-Williams also earned CALI academic awards for best paper in Constitutional Law, Children’s Rights, Advanced Legal Research, and Interviewing Counseling and Negotiation.
Jerome-Williams has extensive advanced litigation training. She is a 2021 American Inns of Court National Advocacy Training Program alum. She holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution from the Jones School of Law (2016), a Master of Social Work in Social Policy and Administration from the Florida State University (2008), and a Bachelor of Science for a double major in Criminology and English Literature from the Florida State University (2004).
Attorney Jerome-Williams is a member of Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum: Class 16. She is a Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) Fellow. She serves as Junior League of Mobile Sustaining member, Mobile Bar Association Grievance Committee and Mentoring Committee member, Paul W. Brock Inn of Court Inn Management System Coordinator, former Vernon Z. Crawford Bay Area Bar Association Recording Secretary, and current Alabama Lawyers Association Secretary.