Onika K. Williams, Esq.

Chair, National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC

Onika K. Williams is Of Counsel in Steptoe & Johnson LLP's Transportation practice in Washington, DC.

She majored in International Business and minored in Asian Studies at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. After graduating, Onika taught English in Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme before attending law school at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. As a law student, Onika served on the Indiana Law Journal as a Notes and Comments Editor, as Co-President of the Feminist Law Forum, as President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and as Enlightenment Chair for the Black Law Students Association. After graduating, Onika clerked for the Honorable Henry Lee Adams, Jr. in the Middle District of Florida and for administrative judges at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Onika serves as the 2020-21 Chair of the National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. A member of the Florida Bar and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, Onika was named 2019 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; a 2019 “Nation’s Best Advocates” 40 under 40 Honoree by the National Bar Association; and “Top 40 Under 40” of Washington, D.C. by The National Black Lawyers in 2020, 2019, and 2018.