Ryan C. Williams


Ryan Williams focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters including patent infringement cases, LLC member disputes, licensing agreement cases, class action defense, trademark and trade dress cases, and insurance coverage actions. 


Ryan has successfully represented large insurance companies in high dollar insurance coverage disputes in both Illinois State and Federal Court. In Medmarc Casualty Insurance Company v. Avent America, Inc., 1:08-cv-05832 (N.D. Ill. 2008), Ryan was a part of a team of lawyers that successfully obtained a finding of no duty to defend on behalf of an insurance company client in a case seeking millions of dollars in coverage stemming from multiple class action complaints involving the use of BPA in consumer products. Ryan was one of the primary drafters of the appellate brief on behalf of the insurance company client and the trial court's holding was subsequently affirmed by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Medmarc Casualty Insurance Company v. Avent America, Inc., No. 09-3390 (7th Cir. 2010).


Ryan has experience handling all aspects of litigation, trial work, and appellate work.


Super Lawyers Magazine 2012-2016, Listed in Illinois as a "Rising Star" for Business Litigation


Emerging Lawyer Magazine 2015, Listed in Illinois as an "Emerging Lawyer" for Commercial Litigation

 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

 U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

 U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


 Akerman Elevates 19 Lawyers to Partnership (Feb. 3, 2017)

 203 Akerman Lawyers Across the United States Named to 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists (Jun. 9, 2016)