In 2003, Christie Williams won a federal acquittal for a client caught in a conspiracy-to-manufacture charge that involved 1,000 marijuana plants discovered in a refrigerated trailer in Texas.

The case netted multiple defendants, but Williams’ client survived the federal investigation. A few months later, she co-led another highly publicized defense, winning an acquittal for a client who was accused of bribing former Ohio Representative James Traficant in exchange for legislative favors.