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Professional Association:

  • State Bar of California

  • Tulare County Bar Association

Community Affiliations:

  • Visalia Chamber of Commerce

  • Visalia Friends of the Fox

  • Executives' Association of Tulare and Kings Counties

Education:

  • University of California at Davis B.A. in Agricultural Economics

  • University of San Diego J.D. Law

Steven R. Williams

Attorney at Law

Steven was born in Dinuba, California in 1951. He attended elementary and secondary schools there and was active in the 4-H program at the local, county, state, and national levels. Upon graduation from high school, he attended Reedley College and transferred to the University of California at Davis where he majored in Agricultural Economics and received his Bachelor's degree in 1973 with High Honors. Steven immediately went to law school at the University of San Diego and received his Juris Doctorate degree cum laude in 1976. After teaching agriculture in Jamaica, he returned to the Central Valley where he became an associate attorney in the law firm of Crowe, Mitchell & Crowe in Visalia. Steven has continuously remained with the firm since that time and is now the senior partner of Williams, Brodersen, Pritchett & Burke LLP where he actively practices in the areas of business and estate planning, real estate, agricultural law, and civil litigation.

 

Steven married his wife, Denise, in 1978. They have two daughters. Steven and Denise enjoy worldwide travel mixed with good food and wine. He is also actively involved within the Visalia community through his years of service on various city and non-profit boards, including the Visalia Friends of the Fox Theater.

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Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association

  • American Society of Civil Engineers

  • State Bar of California

  • Tulare County Bar Association

  • Tulare-Kings Estate Planning Council

Honors:

  • Visalia Chamber of Commerce

  • College of Sequoias Foundation

  • Downtown Rotary Club

Published Works:

  • California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo B.S. in Architectural Engineering

  • Western State University J.D. Law

Thomas C. Brodersen

Attorney at Law

Thomas was raised in Porterville and attended California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering. After working for several years as an engineer, Thomas attended law school, while working, and became an attorney in 1987. He began working for the firm when it was named Crowe, Williams & Jordan.

 

Thomas has served on the Boards of Directors of the Tulare County Bar Association - Lawyer's Reference Service, Visalia Chamber of Commerce, Tulare-Kings County Estate Planning Council, Visalia YMCA, COS Foundation, Redwood Assistance Foundation and the Tulare County Law Library Board. He and his wife, Ann, have three sons and several grandchildren.

 

Thomas handles business matters, contracts, trusts and estate planning, probate, real estate issues, construction and engineering issues. Thomas is a member of the California Bar, the American Bar Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Professional Associations:

  • State Bar of California

  • Tulare County Bar Association

Community Affiliations:

  • Visalia Chamber of Commerce

  • County Center Rotary Club

  • AYSO - Region 129

Eduction:

  • California State University Dominguez Hills B.A. in Sociology

  • Whittier Law School J.D. Law

Recipient:

  • American Jurisprudence in Trial Advocacy and Litigation Skills

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Trial Competition Champion

  • President - Trial Advocacy

  • Vice - President - Student Body

Nick Pritchett

Attorney at Law

Nick was raised in Tulare County. He graduated from Mt. Whitney High School and College of the Sequoias in Visalia, and graduated from Whittier Law School in 1999. He began practicing law in the Los Angeles area before returning to Visalia, where he lived since 2007.

Nick's primary practice involves employment and personal injury litigation. He also handles general commercial and real estate disputes. His experience includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts as well as in administrative hearings. 

Nick is a strong advocate for all of his individual and business clients. He makes it a priority to understand the facts of each case and to thoroughly research legal issues associated with those facts so that his clients can make educated decisions that best serve their interest. He understands and appreciates the benefits that can be achieved for each client by exploring early resolution of each and every case, examining early settlement possibilities and considering mediation and negotiation opportunities prior to trial. However, if those opportunities are not in the client's best interest, he will take cases through trial, and if necessary, appeal.

Nick relies on his litigation experience, retention of experts in their respective fields and the staff and financial backing of Williams, Brodersen, Pritchett & Burke LLP to ensure clients are provided the very best in legal representation in California throughout their entire process.

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Education:

  • State Bar of California

  • Tulare County Bar Association

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Honors:

  • CASA of Tulare County

Published Works:

  • Utah Valley University A.A. Individualized - Spanish Emphasis

  • Brigham Young University B.S. in Sociology

  • Lewis and Clark Law School J.D. in Sociology

Russell P. Burke 

Attorney at Law

Russ was born in San Diego, and was raised in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. After graduating from high school, he served a two-year church mission in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. After his mission, he attended Utah Valley University (then Utah Valley State College) and his Associate's degree with an emphasis in Spanish. He then attended Brigham Young University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Russ worked for the Utah County Juvenile Court prior to entering law school at Lewis & Clark Law School (then Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College), receiving his Juris Doctorate degree in 2005. After working in the corporate office of a construction supply company, Russ moved to Visalia in 2007 and became a Deputy District Attorney with the Tulare County District Attorney's Office. Russ transitioned to civil law in 2011 and became an associate attorney with the firm. In 2018, Russ became a named partner of now Williams, Brodersen, Pritchett & Burke LLP where he practices in business and estate planning, real estate, agricultural law, and civil litigation.

Russ married his wife, Mahina, in 1996. They have five children. Russ and Mahina enjoy being involved in their children's lives, which mainly revolves around sports: basketball, rugby, volleyball, and Zumba. He is also actively involved within the Visalia community and currently serves on the CASA of Tulare County.

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Education:

  • University of San Francisco School of Law J.D.

  • California State University of Fresno Bachelors of Science

Honors:

  • CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Procedure and Copyright Law

  • Vice President of La Raza Law Student Association

  • Law Journal: Intellectual Property Law Journal, Articles Editor

Published Works:

  • Copyright's Paradox: The Public Interest and Private Monopoly, 18 Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Spring Issue 2, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of California

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

  • American Bar Association

  • American Association for Justice 

  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Nicholas R. Ruiz 

Attorney at Law

Nick was born and raised in Visalia. He graduated from Mt. Whitney High School and College of the Sequoias before continuing his education at California State University of Fresno where he received a Bachelor of Science in Criminology with a focus on Forensic Behavioral Science. Nick received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law where he graduated near the top of his class. Nick was the Articles Editor for the Intellectual Property Law Bulletin during all three years of law school and was a CALI award recipient (Top Student) in Copyright Law and Criminal Procedure Law. Nick began practicing law in San Francisco with the Cartwright Law Firm before returning to Visalia and joining Williams, Brodersen Pritchett & Burke LLP. 

Nick specializes in personal injury law, employment law, and contract law. Nick comes from a hard working middle class family which has instilled in him a passion to help people. In his free time, Nick enjoys attending sporting events, such as the Giants' games and Warriors' games. Nick also enjoys hiking in national parks, paying poker, and barbecuing on a sunny day.

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Former Commissioner:

  • Tulare County Superior Court

Professional Associations:

  • State Bar of California

  • Tulare County Bar Association (Former President

Community Affiliations:

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Sequoias

  • Visalia Sunset Rotary

Education:

  • San Joaquin College of Law J.D.

Recipient:

  • Downtown Visalians' Gran Marshal, Visalia Christmas Parade

  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council

  • Pro-Bono Award - Tulare County Bar Association

  • Trial Attorney of the Year - Tulare County Trial Lawyers

  • Woman of Distinction (Human Rights) - Soroptimist International of Visalia

Charlotte Wittig

Attorney at Law - Of Counsel

Charlotte was born in Los Angeles and resided in Baldwin Park, California until the early 1970s when she moved to Fresno​. In Fresno, she attended Fresno City College and the Fresno School of Court Reporting where she received her associate degree in court reporting. Charlotte moved to Visalia in 1975 and worked as a court reporter in the Tulare County Superior Court until she later transferred tot he United States District Court, Eastern District of California. Charlotte decided to change careers and enrolled in law school where she received her Juris Doctorate degree cum laude in 1984. As an attorney, she worked with a firm that became Wilson, Altshule & Witting for approximately 14 years. In 1998, she left the firm to serve the Tulare County Superior Court as a subordinate judicial officer, where she presided primarily over cases involving abused and neglected children. She is the former chair of the Tulare County Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care and founder of the Access to Higher Education event (an annual event held to encourage high school-aged foster youth to graduate from high school and pursue higher education. In 2012, she joined the law firm of Williams, Brodersen, Pritchett & Burke LLP where she practices primarily in the areas of business and estate planning.

Charlotte lives in Visalia with her daughter. She enjoys traveling and attending equestrian events with her daughter. She also enjoys reading and the friendships made through her participation in the Visalia Sunset Rotary, service on the Boys and Girls Club of Tulare County Board of Directors, and a local book club. Charlotte has provided years of service on various city and non-profit boards through the years, including the Creative Center and the American Red Cross.