John Legaré Williams, Esq.

John Legaré Williams, Esq.
John Legaré Williams, Esq.

In 2003, John founded the Christina River Navy, Ltd., to be a forum for rowing clubs to communicate common concerns about boating safety and clean water, and he was later elected to the board and named Vice President of the Wilmington Rowing Center, where he competes on the racing team.

Age: 39

President

The Williams Law Firm, P.A.

Wilmington

Social Media you can’t live without: I enjoy Twitter (@Incnow); it’s short and to the point while fun and professional. 

Your biggest break: Meeting Lynn Williams, a founder of the Delaware Nature Society, who recommended me for the Delaware Natural Areas Advisory Council. That’s led to many other conservation activities, which I enjoy. 

Best career advice you ever got: Get all the education you can; it’s light to carry around and no one can take it away from you.

How you give back: Coaching rowing and helping about a dozen nonprofits and professional organizations. 

Your biggest challenge: Paper. 

Networking group you use the most: The American Bar Association is a superb network. I can see why it is the second largest professional association in the world with 400,000 members.

Work-life balance technique you recommend: The key is finding food for the soul. You need to discover what enriches you, and usually that involves giving back. I also enjoy rowing: it’s incredible exercise that clears the mind. When you are on the water, nothing else matters.


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