The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association is pleased to announce that on April 21, 2015, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners unanimously appointed Abigail Price-Williams to serve as Miami-Dade’s County Attorney. Her tenure starts October 1, 2015.
Currently, Abigail Price-Williams is the First Assistant County Attorney. She is responsible for the oversight and supervision of assistant county attorneys, support staff and office operations. Abigail Price-Williams also provides legal counsel to county commissioners, the county commission, the mayor’s office and county departments. She has acted in this position for the past eight years and has been with the County Attorney’s Office since 1990.
Prior to becoming Miami-Dade’s next County Attorney and working in the County Attorney’s office, she served as an assistant state attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit from 1985 to 1990 where she prosecuted a range of felony offenses and supervised a unit of felony prosecutors.
Over her years of public service, Abigail Price-Williams has received many accolades and awards for her community involvement. She has been recognized as a Top Government Attorney by the South Florida Legal Guide. She was the recipient of the Florida Bar President’s Pro bono Service Award and the Put Something Back Pro Bono Award, “Child Advocacy Project.” She was named the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. She is a member of the United Way Women’s Council. For many years, she has served as co-chair of the Voices for Children Foundation’s Annual Luncheon.
Abigail Price-Williams is the first woman and the first Black person to serve as Miami-Dade’s County Attorney. She is well-qualified for the position and her reputation precedes her. During the vote, commissioners described her as "as an incredible human being" with a "great demeanor" who is "more than capable" to hold the position.” The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association congratulates Miami-Dade’s future County Attorney on her appointment.