Discovery with MontÃ© L. Williams
Monté L. Williams’ nickname is top secret, but his goat-milking skills sure aren’t (anymore)
Published in 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers magazine
on April 17, 2018
Updated on October 3, 2019
I can’t go a day without … my phone.
If you were in my office, you’d … ask about the Buffalo Soldier prints I have on display.
My colleagues would be surprised to know that … I won a goat-milking contest at a county fair.
My nickname is … top secret.
When I was a newbie lawyer I … had great mentors to help me navigate around the myriad mistakes I made on a daily basis.
The lawyer I most admire is … effective, personable, respectful, patient, understanding and compassionate.
The quality I most like in a lawyer is … the ability to engage in detailed analysis without paralysis.
My career high point (so far) has been … being admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … a criminal investigator.
The SCOTUS justice I’d like to meet is … Thurgood Marshall.
My real life hero is … my father.
On weekends I … cook and try to relax.
The talent I wish I had is … playing guitar.
The most fascinating person I ever met is … Muhammad Ali.
I get angry when … West Virginia University loses at anything.
On my best day I … have my wife by my side and we are enjoying time in a beautiful location.
The movie line I quote most often is … “Someday, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day … ” —The Godfather
I wish I had invented … doughnuts.
The last TV show I binge-watched was … The Wire. Again.
If I won the lottery I’d … throw up the deuces.
My courtroom walk up music would be …“The Time Has Come, ” by Gabriel Shadid & Tobias Marberger. I’d need to move in slow motion for it to be effective.
The best meal I ever had was … in St. Thomas—lobster cooked on an open fire on the beach.
The app I can’t live without is … Shazam.