Joseph Williams, a native Tennessean, is an attorney and founding partner of The Peacefield Group, a legal and policy consulting firm in Nashville. Prior to founding The Peacefield Group, he practiced law at the American Center for Law & Justice, advising national and international clients. His practice focuses on upholding the Constitution and keeping all levels of government accountable to the people. He has written extensively on issues of educational equity and on the dignity and rights of people with developmental disabilities, drawing poignant insights from the life of his sister, Mary.
Before beginning his legal career, Joseph taught U.S. history and civics at Whites Creek High School in Nashville. As an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University, he was elected Student Body President. As a Vanderbilt Law School student, he led the Federalist Society and Christian Legal Society.
Active in advocating for quality school options for all students, Joseph serves as the Chairman of the Board at STRIVE Collegiate Academy. He and his wife, Palmer, live with their two young sons in Crieve Hall, and teach Sunday School at Redemption City Church, where he serves as an elder.