Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Judge Williams achieved his life long dream of becoming a Judge in March 1991. In his first political race, obtaining 56% of the vote, he won election as Judge of the Chattanooga City Court for a term of eight years. His judicial style, no-nonsense approach and unusual alternative sentences have gained him national attention along with numerous awards and honors. He was featured on the initial segment of CBS's "Street Stories" hosted by Ed Bradley; and has appeared on CNN, the 700 Club, and in JET, NEWSWEEK, READER'S DIGEST, SOUTHERN LIVING and other publications.
William R. Wayland, Jr., born Nashville, Tennessee. Admitted to bar 1978, Tennessee. Graduate of Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1977