Kathleen G. Williamson, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. - Attorney
As of February 1, 2021, Kathleen is registered as having a "retired" status with the Arizona and New York Bars.
ADMISSIONS Arizona State Bar - 1989 New York State Bar - 1990 United States District Court: Arizona United States Court Of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States Supreme Court
EDUCATION -LL.M., Intellectual Property (including Copyrights, Trademarks, International Copyright Law, Music Law, Media Law, Art Law, Arbitration, Corporations) Cardozo School of Law, NYC 2006. -Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, 2001 to date. -Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, University of Arizona, 2000 (cultures of concentration: Irish and Irish American, Yaqui, US juvenile court systems. Areas of interest: legal systems, critical legal theory, medicalization, conflict dispute resolution, comparative jurisprudence, migration, feminism, gender, oral history, identity politics). -J.D., cum laude, University of Arizona 1988 (Assistant Editor: Arizona Journal of Comparative and International Law. Clerked for two years for Professor Emeritis Norman Williams, Land Use Planning Law). -B.A., magna cum laude, Major: Humanities (Comparative Arts and Religions); Minor 1) Studio Fine Arts; Minor 2) Music Performance. Northern Arizona University 1985
WORK EXPERIENCE - Lead counsel for criminal litigation and appeals since 1989. - Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel for Federal Trials and Appeals since 1993 - Town Attorney for the Town of Jerome, Arizona 4/2009 - 5/2011 - Former Judge Pro Tempore for State, County and Municipal Courts in Tucson, Arizona 1993-2000. Reappointed as Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore, Pima County, Arizona - 2012 to date - Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 1994 - 1995. - Prosecutor, Pima County Attorney's Office, Tucson, AZ 1989 - 1993 - Law Clerk, Pima County Attorney's Office, Tucson AZ - Civil Division. - Private Practice 1993 to Present- - Partner - Williamson & Young, PC 2001 to present AREAS OF LAW: * Intellectual Property Law: Copyrights, Trademarks, Arts & Entertainment Law, Media Law, Arts & Entertainment Law, Internet Law. Counsel for artists and producers in diverse media. * Criminal Defense: Litigation and Appeals of criminal cases federal, state and lower courts. MEMBERSHIPS - American Bar Association / Criminal and IP Sections - New York State Bar Association / Arts and Entertainment Law Section; Intellectual Property Section - New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts - State Bar of Arizona Intellectual Property Law Section. .OTHER RELEVANT EDUCATION -Basic and Advanced Facilitation Training, January and February 2000. -Mediation Training and Certification, February 1995 and 2000. Leadership: Member of the Tucson- Davis Monthan Military Relations Committee Honorary and Former Commissioner, Tucson-Pima County Women's Commission SKILLS, LANGUAGES, AND OTHER INTERESTS -Music composition, songwriting, performance and visual arts, independent recording, photography and films. (See www.kathleenwilliamson.com). -Yoga & Meditation (Vipassana as taught by S.N. Goenka). Spanish Language.