Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. He is one of the most widely cited justices, as well as one of the most influential common-law judges. He is remember most famously for his majority opinion in Schenck vs. United States, in which he defended the First Amendment rights of anti-war protestors who had been accused of sedition.
J. Craig Williams (Newport Beach, CA) is the founding member of WLF/The Williams Lindberg Law Firm, PC. His practice focuses on complex business litigation, with emphasis on environmental, real estate, land use, and technology matters. Mr. Williams is creator of the popular blog “May It Please the Court” (www.mayitpleasethecourt.com), which gets more than 13,000 hits daily and is a three-time award winner from the Los Angeles Press Club. His views also are featured on Legal Talk Network (www.legaltalknetwork.com), where he is a co-host on “Lawyer2Lawyer.” Mr. Williams is a frequent speaker and lecturer, and has taught at the University of California at Irvine, Stanford Law School, the University of Iowa College of Law, and Chapman University School of Law. He also has spoken for and been a panelist for numerous Continuing Legal Education programs through such organizations as the New York State Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, the Celtic Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association, and the National Association of Legal Assistants, among others. Mr. Williams earned his JD, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law.