Dallas City Attorney

Attorney Profile

Frederick E. Williams

Assistant City Attorney

Litigation Division

Chief Prosecutor - Prosecution Section

Frederick E. Williams is an East Texas native.  He joined the Dallas City Attorney's office in 2001 and began his career with the City of Dallas in the Prosecution Division.  He then moved to the Community Prosecution Division and served as the Community Prosecutor for South Dallas/Fair Park.  While in South Dallas/Fair Park, Frederick was successful in utilizing proactive enforcement methods to combat quality of life problems that plague the South Dallas/Fair Park Community.  Following his stint in Community Prosecution, Frederick moved to the General Litigation Division.  As a civil litigator in the General Litigation Division, he represented the City in lawsuits involving massage establishments, sexually oriented businesses, dance halls, eminent domain, and civil claims.  After two years in general litigation, Frederick returned to the Prosecution Division as the Assistant Chief and was appointed Chief Prosecutor in April 2008.


  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law J.D.
  • University of Texas at Tyler
    B.S. in Criminal Justice

Affiliations & Activities

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, May 2000
  • Dallas Bar Association

Prior Experience

  • Assistant Attorney General, Tyler, Texas – 2000
  • Private Practice Longview, Texas
  • Texas Wesleyan Law Clinic