The Broward County Police Benevolent Association has announced its support of Teresa Williams for Broward County State Attorney in the Democratic Primary Election on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

“Teresa has represented and defended several of our members, which have all had positive results,” Broward County PBA President Jeff Marano said. “Through these experiences, she has seen firsthand some of the issues and concerns we have with the current administration of this office.”

Williams began her career as a criminal lawyer as a prosecutor in the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office. She was a specialized juvenile prosecutor, sexual battery and child abuse prosecutor, robbery prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and was the Chief of the Career Criminal Robbery Unit when she left the State Attorney’s Office in 2002. Williams also worked for the Office of Statewide Prosecution, and coordinated a multi-agency task force targeting pharmaceutical fraud and white collar crimes.

Williams started her own law practice in Fort Lauderdale in 2006. She is Board Certified in Criminal Trial by the Florida Bar, and is a Board Member of the Broward Association for Women Lawyers, and the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Williams and her husband, Kevin, have lived in Broward County for 23 years. They raised their daughter and son in their first home in Plantation Gardens and both were active in coaching for the Plantation Athletic League. They are parishioners at St. Gregory’s Parish where they counseled marrying couples through the FOCCUS ministry, and where Teresa serves as the corresponding secretary for St. Gregory’s Women’s Guild. She has a degree in Administration of Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law.