Joined the Office in 1990
Abigail Price-Williams was appointed County Attorney by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners in October of 2015. Ms. Price-Williams previously served as First Assistant County Attorney, second in command to the County Attorney, from 2007-2015 and held the position of Acting County Attorney in 2007. As County Attorney, Ms. Price-Williams oversees over 135 employees, including approximately 75 lawyers. The Office handles extensive litigation in state and federal courts and transactional matters in a multitude of substantive civil areas including: construction and commercial litigation; real estate and commercial transactions; appeals; employment and labor law; workers' compensation; environmental, land use and zoning law; eminent domain; transportation law; bankruptcy; municipal finance; taxation; health law; tort liability and medical malpractice. In addition, Ms. Price-Williams provides legal counsel to the 13-member Board of County Commissioners, the Mayor, the Property Appraiser, the Public Health Trust, 25 County departments, and numerous County boards, agencies, and councils.
During her tenure at the County Attorney's Office which has spanned over 29 years, Ms. Price-Williams has also served as the head lawyer of the satellite offices at the Miami International Airport and the Public Health Trust, where she was responsible for the legal representation of those entities and for managing the day-to-day operations of the satellite offices. She has represented the County in litigation and appeals and drafted and reviewed numerous ordinances, resolutions and contracts. Ms. Price-Williams joined the County Attorney's Office in 1990 with extensive supervisory and jury trial experience, having tried numerous homicide and capital sexual battery cases as an Assistant State Attorney for the 11th Judicial Circuit for five years. She graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors from Howard University in 1981 with a B.A. in Political Science, and in 1984 she earned her J.D. from the University of Miami.
In addition to practicing law, Ms. Price-Williams has represented children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected as a member of the Voices for Children Foundation and has served as both a pro bono Guardian Ad Litem attorney and volunteer lay guardian. She is also a member of the United Way Tocqueville Society. Ms. Price-Williams has received numerous awards and honors, and is widely recognized for her pro bono work and community service.