Jimmy Dale Williams
Born 1948 in Richmond, Kentucky.
Attended Richmond Madison High School graduating in 1966 as president of his senior class. Played football 1963-1965 on the team that was State Championship runner-up in 1964. Honorable mention All-State in 1965. Honors in Advanced Math and had a poem published in the National High School Poetry Anthology as a junior.
Attended Eastern Kentucky University 1966-1972. Graduated with B.A. Degree in Political Science with a second major in Chemistry.
Attended Cumberland school of Law of Samford University, Birmingham. Alabama, 1972-1975, graduating cum laude and honors awards in Equity and Alabama Evidence. Clerk for R. Mayce Taylor, U.S. Magistrate spring semester, 1975.
Admitted to practice in Alabama in 1975. Engaged in general practice of law in Birmingham, Alabama, 1975-1980. Tried three murder cases and other major felonies such as robbery, kidnapping, and theft cases, as well as two major civil fraud cases involving coal trading which included allegations of organized crime against a client engaged in international coal trading in England, Egypt, and Mexico.
He returned to Richmond, Kentucky, June 1, 1980, and practiced with Robert C. Moody in the partnership of Moody and Williams, Attorneys at the corner of First and Irvine Streets for about three years and then went into a solo practice. The practice was moved to Madison Avenue and East Irvine Streets, January 1, 1985, in a newly constructed law office. The practice has always been a general practice with an emphasis on litigation in the areas of criminal law, domestic relations, and personal injuries. There have been several complex litigation cases involving estates and trusts as well as two capital murder cases and many other homicide cases. Over 41 years there have been approximately 50 appeals handled in the practice, three of which are published. These three appeals involved a surface mining issue, a consumer protection issue related to the standard for awarding attorney fees and four DUI cases consolidated on appeal (that went to the Kentucky Supreme Court) related to the qualifications of persons who may draw blood in DUI cases.
Randy Martin O'Neal
Randy was raised in the Eastern Kentucky community of Garrett in Floyd County. He moved to Richmond in 2003 to attend Eastern Kentucky University. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2007 with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. He attended law school at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2010.
After law school Randy moved back to Richmond where he began working at the Law Office of Jimmy Dale Williams in August 2010, since that time he has handled thousands of civil and criminal cases in Kentucky's District, Circuit and Federal Courts, including homicide, assault, sex crimes, child abuse, DUI, theft, burglary, drug possession, drug trafficking, foreclosure defense, credit card defense, personal injury, wrongful death, divorce, custody, domestic violence, abuse and neglect.
The firm of Williams & O'Neal, P.S.C. was formed on January 1, 2017. Randy is now a member of that firm and concentrates his practice in all areas of litigation.
Randy was chosen for membership into the 2016 and 2017 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. In 2016 and 2017, he was nominated as one of the "10 Best" Attorneys for Kentucky by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Also, in 2017, he was chosen to receive the "Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for the state of Kentucky" from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.
Randy is a member of the Madison County Bar Association where he has served as President (2016-2017), Vice-President (2015-2016), Treasurer (2014-2015) and Secretary (2013-2014). Randy has served on the Board of Directors of the Madison County Youth Football League since 2011. He is also a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky Justice Association.
Education: A.A. Paralegal Studies, Midway College (1988)
B.A. Paralegal Science, Eastern Kentucky University (2010)
Bio: Diane is a native of Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky, and has 30 years of legal experience with 28 years having been with Jimmy Dale Williams. She has been involved in and assisted in all aspects of the general practice, including complex divorces, estate and trust litigation and wrongful death and personal injury cases as well as major criminal cases such as capital murder cases.