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Lisl King Williams, JD


Lisl King Williams has been the Director of Legal Services for Fathers & Families Support Center since 2009. She has worked tirelessly advocating for Senate bills (Senate Bill 140 and 141 especially) that encourage the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children, and she has assisted numerous clients to obtain custody and visitation of their children.

Her 42-year legal career includes McDermott, Will and Emery, Bryan Cave, BJC Healthcare, Washington University School of Law, and 10 years as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of St. Louis.  Attorney Williams has a wealth of knowledge with respect to custody, visitation, child support, establishment of paternity and establishment of non-paternity.  She successfully represented the agency before the Court of Appeals with respect to the non-paternity statute, Senate Bill 141, and she worked with the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit to establish a child support court pursuant to Senate Bill 140.

She earned both her law degree and a master’s in management from Northwestern University.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in Economics and German.

She has served on many boards and commissions, including the Missouri Child Support Guidelines Subcommittee (2016 and 2020), the Aids Foundation of St. Louis, Chair of the Governing Board of the Transitional School District, The Urban League Guild of Metropolitan St. Louis (A Founding Member) and the Center for Contemporary Arts.