Kelly A. Williams Shareholder

Four Gateway Center
444 Liberty Avenue Suite 1105
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-288-4005 (Direct Dial)

Ms. Williams' practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including intellectual property and product liability matters. Ms. Williams handles all phases of litigation in state and federal courts and has overseen large scale e-discovery. Ms. Williams' experience includes defending corporations against trademark and copyright infringement claims, unfair competition claims, trade secret litigation, commercial disparagement claims and serving as local patent infringement counsel. Her product liability experience includes a putative class action matter in federal court, among others. Before joining Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, Ms. Williams practiced law at McGuireWoods LLP and has practiced in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Ms. Williams is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association. She has served on the Board of Governors, the Judiciary Committee, the Legal and Technology Committee, the Public Service Committee, and the Woman in the law Division. She was Chair of the Women in the Law Division and the co-chair of the Public Service Service Committee. She was also named a 2012 Allegheny County Bar Foundation Fellow. Moreover, Ms. Williams has volunteered for Allegheny County's Child Custody Conciliation Program and the Criminal Records Expungement Project. Ms. Williams is active in the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section and is currently serving as the treasurer. Ms. Williams is also actively involved in DRI, the Voice of the Defense Bar.  She is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Product Liability, Insurance, and Women in the Law Committees.  She also served as the Program Chair of the 2016 Women in the Law Seminar.

Representative Cases of Kelly A. Williams

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1994
  • New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1995


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Review: Temple International & Comparative Law Journal, 1992 - 1994
  • The Ohio State University
    • B.A. - 1991 with Honors
    • Honors: Honors Program

Published Works

  • "United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in the Balkan Wars and the Changing Role of Peacekeeping Forces in the Post-Cold War World", Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, Volume 8, Number 1, 1994
  • "Personal Use of Employer Issued Computer Raises Complicated Privilege Issues", DRI's E-Discovery Connection Newsletter , Volume 6, Issue 1, April 7, 2011


  • Speaker, "Ethics, Technology & Competence - What Do the Rules Require," co-presented with David G. Ries of Clark Hill, Pittsburgh, PA, Allegheny County Bar Association program, April 2016, March, April and October 2014, April 2013
  • Speaker, "Life Cycle of a Cyber Security Breach," Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C., dri TM The Voice of the Defense Bar, Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar, November 2015
  • Speaker, "Protecting Your Business in the Data Age: Cybersecurity, Data Breach Prevention and Response, Related Litigation,"
  • Speaker, "Bells and Whistles and the Ethics of Law on the Go: Ethical Considerations when Using Technology," The Pennsylvania Defense Institute, 2015 Annual Conference, July 2015
  • Speaker, Webinar "Discovery of Social Media Evidence and Use of Social Media Evidence at Trial," co-presented by Maureen L. Kenning of Regis Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2014
  • Speaker, Webinar "Using the Internet to Impeach Expert and Opposing Witnesses," co-presented to the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, with Henry Sneath, 2014
  • Speaker, "Technology: Competence, Confidentiality, & Risk Management," co-presented with David G. Ries of Clark Hill, 2014
  • Speaker, "Legal and Strategic Considerations Regarding Representation of Current and Former Employees in Litigation," co-presented to the Western Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel with Richard D. Rose of Calgon Carbon Corporation and Henry Sneath, 2013
  • Speaker, "Competency in E-Discovery," co-presented with David G. Ries of Clark Hill, 2013
  • Moderator, "Understanding E-Discovery: Is There and App for That," 2011
  • Speaker, "Document Retention and E-Discovery: Current Perspectives from the Federal and State Courts, Litigators, Consultants and In-House Counsel," 2010
  • Speaker, "Taking the Myth Out of E-Discovery and Practical Approaches to the E-Discovery Process," 2009

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Allegheny County Bar Foundation Fellow
  • 2003 Outstanding Volunteer Service Award - Sojourner House, Pittsburgh, PA

Past Employment Positions

  • McGuire Woods LLP (Pittsburgh, PA), Associate, 2001 - 2004
  • Sable Pusateri Rosen Gordon & Adams, LLC (Pittsburgh, PA), Associate, 1998 - 2001
  • Tannenbaum & Channin (Philadelphia, PA), Associate, 1997 - 1998
  • Ellsworth Wiles & Chalphin (Philadelphia, PA), Associate, 1994 - 1997

Pro Bono Activities

  • Allegheny County Criminal Records Expungement Project
  • Allegheny County Child Custody Conciliation Program


  • Alpha Delta Pi