Michael Williams, Gonzaga Law class of 2009, is a trial attorney for the El Paso District Attorney’s Office. While an undergrad at UTEP, Michael enrolled in a law school preparation institute. “After completing the program, which I loved, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career as an attorney.”
During law school Michael spent time studying both sides of the law. He enjoyed criminal law classes, and also spent time interning at the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office. After a short time practicing criminal defense, Michael was able to find his current job with the District Attorney’s Office.
He credits his parents for instilling his work ethic and hopes to one day become a trial division chief with the prosecutor’s office.
The Gonzaga Loan Repayment Assistance Program, which was created in 2007, awards five outstanding alumni each year with loan repayment assistance. The 2012 recipients are all pursuing careers in public service and reflect Gonzaga’s humanistic, Jesuit, and Catholic mission.