Alan Williams joined the staff of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty as a Staff Attorney in February, 2016. He is a recent law school graduate with a number of years of academic and professional experiences dealing with death penalty law and issues. Among other things, his work at the NCADP includes both monitoring legal and policy developments, and providing legal support to advance the Coalition’s mission of ending the death penalty.
Prior to joining the NCADP, Alan worked as an appellate clerk and junior prosecutor for the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office in Lansing, Michigan—a position that saw him write numerous Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court appellate briefs that dealt with state statutes and constitutional law. Before that, Alan completed two clerkships that had him dealing directly with appellate and death penalty issues: first with the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids, and then with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio in Columbus.
Alan earned his Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, in Political Science from Albion College, and his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law. He is a proud member of the State Bar of Illinois.