Moriah Cheatham Williams

Associate
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.696.3736
F 330.376.4577
P 330.696.3736 | F 330.376.4577



Overview

Moriah defends insurance carriers, their insureds, and businesses against claims involving personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death. Her experience includes a wide variety of auto accident liability, premises liability, and other tort litigation claims through all aspects of civil litigation including mediation and litigation.

Moriah also defends physicians, hospitals, and a wide variety of health care providers in medical negligence lawsuits.She is is also a member of the Roetzel & Andress Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Services

Industries

Education

  1. The Ohio State University, B.A., English Language & Literature
    • cum laude
    • Dean’s List Honors
  2. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • CALI Award for Academic Excellence- Prosecution Functions
    • Student Bar Association, Third Year Class President
    • Black Law Student Association, Akron Chapter, Vice President
    • Akron Law Trial Team Member
    • National Trial Advocacy Competition, Second Place
    • Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition, Second Place
    • Akron University School of Law Tzangas Plakas Mannos Intramural Trial Competition, First Place
       

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named to Crain's Cleveland Business list of "20 in their Twenties" (2022)
  • Award recipient, "30 for the Future" - Greater Akron Chamber (2021) 
  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Transportation Law (2022-2023); Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2022-2023)
  • Black Law Student Association, Akron Chapter, Vice President
  • National Trial Advocacy Competition, Second Place
  • Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition, Second Place
  • The University of Akron School of Law Intramural Trial Competition, First Place
     

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • The Charles F. Scanlon and Judge Samuel H. Bell Inn of Court
  • Akron-Canton Barristers Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
    • Member, Membership Committee
  • Federal Bar Association, The Northern District of Ohio Chapter
     
Community Affiliations
  • Barberton Community Foundation, Board Member
    • Economic Development Committee, Member
    • Scholarship Committee, Member
    • Finance Committee, Member
  • Barberton City Schools, Key Communicator Committee 
  • Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Equity & Inclusion Committee
  • Barberton Kiwanis Club
  • Barberton Community Holiness Church
  • Barberton Police Department Volunteer
  • Bounce Innovation Hub Volunteer
  • Community Holiness Church Volunteer
  • The Honorable Betty Sutton, Campaign Treasurer
  • City of Barberton Planning Commission 

Insights

  1. Alerts
    What You Should Know About Liability Waivers for Minors in Ohio (Jun 22, 2021)
    It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a … Drone? (May 4, 2021)
    Are Violations of the FMCSRs Admissible to Show Negligence in a Trucking Case? Not According to the Sixth Circuit (Jan 12, 2021)
    The Ohio Supreme Court Holds Driving On but Not Over the Highway Fog Line Is Not a Violation of Ohio Law (Jan 5, 2021)
    Can an Ohio Jury Award $0 for Pain and Suffering Even When It Finds That Plaintiff Was Injured? It Depends. (Dec 22, 2020)
  2. Presentation
    "Ohio's Statutory Cap on Non-Economic Damages" - USLAW Network's Worldwide Virtual Retreat (Fall 2020)
  3. Firm News
    Roetzel Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Aug 18, 2022)
    Moriah Cheatham Williams Named 2022 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Winner (Aug 5, 2022)
    Two Roetzel Attorneys Honored as “20 in their Twenties” Class of 2022 by Crain’s Cleveland Business (Jun 6, 2022)
    Roetzel’s Moriah Cheatham-Williams Named a 30 for the Future Award Recipient (Oct 8, 2021)
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)

Overview

Moriah defends insurance carriers, their insureds, and businesses against claims involving personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death. Her experience includes a wide variety of auto accident liability, premises liability, and other tort litigation claims through all aspects of civil litigation including mediation and litigation.

Moriah also defends physicians, hospitals, and a wide variety of health care providers in medical negligence lawsuits.She is is also a member of the Roetzel & Andress Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Education

  1. The Ohio State University, B.A., English Language & Literature
    • cum laude
    • Dean’s List Honors
  2. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • CALI Award for Academic Excellence- Prosecution Functions
    • Student Bar Association, Third Year Class President
    • Black Law Student Association, Akron Chapter, Vice President
    • Akron Law Trial Team Member
    • National Trial Advocacy Competition, Second Place
    • Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition, Second Place
    • Akron University School of Law Tzangas Plakas Mannos Intramural Trial Competition, First Place
       

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named to Crain's Cleveland Business list of "20 in their Twenties" (2022)
  • Award recipient, "30 for the Future" - Greater Akron Chamber (2021) 
  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Transportation Law (2022-2023); Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2022-2023)
  • Black Law Student Association, Akron Chapter, Vice President
  • National Trial Advocacy Competition, Second Place
  • Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition, Second Place
  • The University of Akron School of Law Intramural Trial Competition, First Place
     

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • The Charles F. Scanlon and Judge Samuel H. Bell Inn of Court
  • Akron-Canton Barristers Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
    • Member, Membership Committee
  • Federal Bar Association, The Northern District of Ohio Chapter
     
Community Affiliations
  • Barberton Community Foundation, Board Member
    • Economic Development Committee, Member
    • Scholarship Committee, Member
    • Finance Committee, Member
  • Barberton City Schools, Key Communicator Committee 
  • Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Equity & Inclusion Committee
  • Barberton Kiwanis Club
  • Barberton Community Holiness Church
  • Barberton Police Department Volunteer
  • Bounce Innovation Hub Volunteer
  • Community Holiness Church Volunteer
  • The Honorable Betty Sutton, Campaign Treasurer
  • City of Barberton Planning Commission 

Insights

  1. Alerts
    What You Should Know About Liability Waivers for Minors in Ohio (Jun 22, 2021)
    It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a … Drone? (May 4, 2021)
    Are Violations of the FMCSRs Admissible to Show Negligence in a Trucking Case? Not According to the Sixth Circuit (Jan 12, 2021)
    The Ohio Supreme Court Holds Driving On but Not Over the Highway Fog Line Is Not a Violation of Ohio Law (Jan 5, 2021)
    Can an Ohio Jury Award $0 for Pain and Suffering Even When It Finds That Plaintiff Was Injured? It Depends. (Dec 22, 2020)
  2. Presentation
    "Ohio's Statutory Cap on Non-Economic Damages" - USLAW Network's Worldwide Virtual Retreat (Fall 2020)
  3. Firm News
    Roetzel Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Aug 18, 2022)
    Moriah Cheatham Williams Named 2022 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Winner (Aug 5, 2022)
    Two Roetzel Attorneys Honored as “20 in their Twenties” Class of 2022 by Crain’s Cleveland Business (Jun 6, 2022)
    Roetzel’s Moriah Cheatham-Williams Named a 30 for the Future Award Recipient (Oct 8, 2021)
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)