Spencer Williams - Cordell & Cordell Saint Charles Divorce Attorney

Spencer Williams

Senior Litigation Attorney

Cordell & Cordell Partner Spencer WilliamsSpencer E. Williams is a Senior Litigation Attorney at Cordell & Cordell.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a hearing officer and litigation attorney for the Department of Social Services, an experience he said gave him a strong attention to details.

“This is an emotional time for the clients and you can not rely upon someone to ‘keep their head in the game’ for several months or even a year while going through the life changes and emotional draining process of a divorce,” Mr. Williams said. “The client requires an attorney that will keep the details of the case.”

He outlined three key points clients should follow in order to help stay on top of their case.

  1. Be organized. In every divorce case financial documents such as: bank statements, credit card, debt statements, retirement fund information, tax records, and pay stubs will be requested by your attorney.
  2. Be involved. Stay active in your children’s lives and activities.
  3. Be informed. Ask questions of your attorney if you are unsure of an issue.

Mr. Williams has tried numerous cases dealing with complex custody issues, maintenance, business assets and personal asset division. He has argued cases before all three Missouri Appellate Courts.

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Williams is licensed in Missouri and Georgia.


Mr. Williams received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Biology in 1992, and his Juris Doctor in 1995 from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Williams worked as a Hearing Officer for the Department of Social Services deciding issues of benefit eligibility, child abuse, neglect and child support. He is a former litigation attorney for DSS on child support and child abuse matters.

He volunteers as a Special Prosecutor for St. Louis County on the domestic violence docket.


Mr. Williams is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and Georgia Bar Association.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Mr. Williams is a frequent presenter at Continuing Legal Education Seminars for fellow attorneys, as well as at numerous educational seminars related to divorce issues for the public.

He has written numerous divorce articles and hosted the popular legal video podcast, DadsDivorce Live produced by DadsDivorce.com. (View Mr. Williams’ information on divorce.)

Business Insider has featured Mr. Williams on several occasions including in the articles “The 9 Most Expensive Cities For Getting A Divorce” and “What To Wear To Court.”

Watch Mr. Williams’ lecture from Cordell & Cordell’s 2013 Continuing Legal Education seminar on “Debt & Divorce: How to Maximize the Marital Estate.” His portion begins at the 22:40 mark.



“Mr. Williams did an excellent, excellent job. Mr. Williams was able to get the other side to settle which saved me a lot of money and stress. Mr. Williams was aggressive and is a very smart attorney. Very happy for using Cordell & Cordell.”


“Spencer is very nice and knowledgeable. He got some things done that I never thought we’d be able to accomplish. I thought he handled every step very well and professionally. He was patient with me and kept me very well informed throughout my case as well.”


“Spencer always responds immediately. He investigated every aspect of my situation. I don’t think the outcome would have in any way [been] favorable to me without that amount of due diligence.”


“Spencer is very friendly and very knowledgeable. He really did his job, did it well and he was very easy to work with.”


“Mr. Williams is exceptionally responsive. I appreciate Mr. Williams’ ability to keep me objectively focused on the case as I have the tendency to react emotionally.”