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Felicia Williams


St. Louis
314 552 6277 direct

Felicia is a commercial litigator and has experience litigating complex business disputes and mass tort actions for Fortune 500 companies and other Firm clients.

Commercial Litigation Practice

Felicia represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including mass tort actions, class actions, contract disputes, business torts, unfair business practices, and loan-related disputes. She has developed a special focus on defending mass tort actions against clients in the pharmaceuticals and medical device, automotive, and tobacco industries, at the state court, federal court, and multidistrict litigation levels.

Felicia aggressively represents clients in a number of other industries, including financial services, telecommunications services, transit, and a variety of private business owners. Felicia has a proven ability of collaborating with in-house counsel and national trial teams to create and implement effective litigation strategies for three major pharmaceuticals clients.

She handles all aspects of litigation - from discovery through trial and appeal - and works closely with her clients to achieve a successful result. Felicia has successfully briefed and argued motions and appeals, including in state court and at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Advertising, Marketing and Promotions Sub-practice

Felicia has extensive experience in sweepstakes and contest laws - both domestically and internationally - and counsels clients on official rules and compliance issues for sweepstakes, contests and other business promotions.

Firm Involvement

As a member of Thompson Coburn's Diversity Committee, Felicia recruits and mentors diverse attorneys and actively participates in other diversity initiatives. She is also Co-Chair of the Firm's African-American Attorney Affinity Group.

First chaired a multiday jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in a case involving constitutional protection issues.

Successfully briefed and argued a case before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

First chaired a mediation in a federal court case involving contractual claims.

First chaired a mediation in a state court case involving contractual and tort claims.

Served as the sole Firm associate for two multimillion dollar jury trials and helped secure 11-1 jury verdicts for both a major pharmaceuticals company and a major tobacco company.

Defended a long-standing financial services client's victory on appeal to the Eighth Circuit, resulting in an affirmance of the district court's summary judgment award.


Better Together? Competition, Price Gouging and Other Antitrust Issues Raised by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sweepstakes - The Essentials: What You Need to Know


Panel Speaker, "Millennial Lawyers: Owning Your Career",
Washington University School of Law, Women's Law Caucus October 2018

Panel Speaker, "Path to Partnership",
Mound City Bar Association, Ronda F. Williams Continuing Legal Education Retreat April 2019


2019 Eagleton Scholarship awarded to Sydney Latimore

Felicia Williams named 2019 Young Leader by the St. Louis American

Sarah Wade, Felicia Williams honored as YWCA Leaders in the Workplace

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2019

2018 Eagleton Scholarship awarded to Katherine Murchison

Thompson Coburn honored for largest defense win in Missouri

‘Rising Star’ honoree Felicia Williams featured in Super Lawyers magazine

Judge Shaw helps Philip Morris defeat $1.5B class action case in 30 minutes

Two Thompson Coburn associates named to National Black Lawyers 40 Under 40 list

Student interns explore legal careers at TC-hosted institute