A longtime private attorney and current town of Batavia judge has been endorsed by the Genesee County Republican Party as its candidate for Family Court judge for the November elections.
Thomas D. Williams is the lone candidate for the position, which was left vacant when Eric Adams retired in March.
Williams has been an attorney for 35 years and owns The Williams Law Firm on Court Street. He has served as Batavia Town Court justice since 2008.
Williams said he was honored by the endorsement.
“My extensive experience has prepared me for this important responsibility,” he said in a news release. “Family Court addresses some of the most difficult problems our citizens face, including custody and visitation rights of parents, grandparents and others, the abuse and neglect of children, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, and myriad other matters critical to the well-being of our children, their families, and the community as a whole.”
Williams said that much of his law work has involved coordinating with the law enforcement and social services agencies in our community, and collaborating with the staff, fellow attorneys, and mediators that work within the Family Court System.
“It is my hope that my efforts will have a positive impact on people’s lives,” he said. “I look forward to dedicating myself wholeheartedly to the challenges ahead and the hard work required to be the Family Court Judge the people of Genesee County deserve.”