A service for township resident Barbara Williams was held Sept. 12 at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston.
Mrs. Williams, 55, died Sept. 6 at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.
Born in North Hollywood, Calif., she earned a bachelor's degree in 1980 from Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo in California and a juris doctorate degree from the University of California-Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in 1983. She earned a master of laws degree in international trade from New York University
School of Law in 1992.
After graduation from law school, Mrs. Williams worked at several firms in San Francisco. From 1992 to 1994 she worked as a clerk for Judge Richard Goldberg at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York City.
In 1994, she joined the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, International Trade Field Office in New York City as a litigation attorney. She was promoted to attorney-in-charge in 2004
She was active with the Court of International Trade Bar Association, serving as the chairwoman for Continuing Legal Education and Professional Responsibility.
Mrs. Williams was a frequent speaker at conferences and bar association events.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, David; a son, Jackson; her parents, Joan Bender and Jerry Silver; and three brothers, Steve, Rick and Larry Silver.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY, 10065, or www.mskcc.convio.net/goto/|barbara_williams