Moriah Cheatham Williams


  • location icon Akron, OH
    1 Gojo Plaza
    Suite 310
    Akron, OH 44311

Moriah Cheatham Williams is an associate in the Akron office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business and Commercial Litigation Practice.

Moriah builds relationships with clients in order to tailor solutions to their unique needs, making the litigation experience easier. She handles business disputes both in and out of court. Moriah has a passion for trial work but recognizes that clients prefer resolving disputes before they even reach litigation. She has negotiated several settlements, always keeping her clients’ interests in mind. 

In addition to representing business clients, Moriah is an advocate in her community. She serves on several nonprofit boards and municipal commissions and volunteers regularly. She enjoys giving back to students and young professionals, and never misses an opportunity to talk about the importance of education. 


  • American Red Cross Greater Akron and the Mahoning Valley Chapter Board of Directors (2022)
  • Barberton Community Foundation Board of Directors and Executive Committee (2019)
  • Barberton Community Improvement Corporation Board of Directors (2022)
  • Summit County Charter Review Commission (2023)
  • United Way of Summit and Medina Board of Directors (2023)


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Ohio
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • Akron Bar Association, Membership Committee (2020) and Nominating Committee (2021) 
  • Akron-Canton Barristers Association (2019)
  • The Charles F. Scanlon and Judge Samuel H. Bell Inn of Court (2017)

Awards & Honors

  • Athena Young Professional Leadership Award, 2022
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2022, 2023
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business: 20 in their Twenties, June 2022
  • FDCC Ladder Down, 2021
  • Greater Akron Chamber 30 for the Future Award 2021


The University of Akron School of Law – Akron, OH

Juris Doctor, May 2019

  • Akron Law Trial Team
  • American Constitution Society
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Student Bar Association Class President
  • Certifications & Awards: Constitutional Law Scholar, Litigation Certificate, Best Negotiator Award, and Cali Award for Prosecutorial Functions

The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH

Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude, December 2015

  • Pink Out at Ohio State: Board of Directors 
  • Certifications, Publications, & Awards: “Ernest Earl Lockhart’s Antarctic Journal, 25 December 1940 to 16 January 1941” published in 2014, “Media Effects on Black Children” presented in 2015, Office of the Ohio Public Defender 2015 Valuable Contribution Award for service on the Youth Bindover Database Project

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