Judge Reggie Williams is an African American pioneer in the field of arena and stadium management. He was on the original management team of The Omni Coliseum, now State Farm Arena, and later served as Executive Director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority. He later served as General Manager of the Richmond County Civic Center. Williams also served as Director of Facility Management for Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. His legal experiences encompass business law that is applicable to facility management, sports and entertainment. In 1987, following the Al Campanis’ statement where Campanis said minorities lacked the requisites to manage professional sports franchises, he led the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority’s inquiry with the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves as to whether, or not, they were in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1967 as was called for in the covenants of their leases not to discriminate in their hiring practices.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he enrolled at Clark College in the fall of 1960, and was active in the Atlanta Student Movement which was led by Lonnie King, James Felder, Ben Brown, Carolyn Long and Julian Bond. He is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson College of Law; he is a past chairman of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library Board of Trustees, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. a member of the Clark Atlanta University Athletic Hall of Fame; and a life member of the NAACP. He is an active member of the Georgia Bar, and have been certified as a Mediator in Dispute Resolution. He have served as a court-appointed attorney for indigent families in the Fulton County Juvenile Court. The Magistrate Court is often the fork in the road that not only determines the destiny of a young person, it also determines the destiny of their family.