Presiding Judge TV Show Judging Matters
Hon. Justice Olusola Ajibike Williams got her first degree (LL.B Hons) from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) in 1985 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986. She went on to obtain a Masters in Law from the University of Lagos in 1991.
While in University of Ife she spent her summer holidays working with the illustrious late Chief Gani Fawehinmi so she is a proud Alumnus of Gani Fawehinmi Chambers Alumni Association (GAFCA). In 1987,
she did her National Youth Service in the firm of Niyi Oyetunde & Co. (in Jos, Plateau State). Thereafter she was employed as an associate in the firm of Ayanlaja Adesanya & Co.
She took up the position of General Manager of an investment company (United Investments Ltd) in 1989.. After obtaining her LL.M, she lectured at the prestigious Nigerian Law School then only in Lagos, between 1992 and 1997, when the Law School moved to Abuja. She resigned her appointment and went to work in in Chief Rotimi Williams’ Chambers.
She was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Lagos State (on 24th May 2001) where without fear or favour, she dispensed justice with the simple watch word that each file represents a life.
In the course of her career as a Judge of the High court of Justice, Lagos State, for over 18 years, she presided over thousands of cases and rendered decisions on different aspects of law. She sat in the various divisions of the Lagos High Court such as land, criminal, commercial, fast track, revenue and special offences. She also served as ADR Judge, supervising Judge in Ikorodu Division, and member of an Election Tribunal.
Hon. Justice Olusola Williams opted for voluntary early retirement on 31st July 2019 to pursue her dream of setting up an Institute to train administrative and support staff of the legal profession. She is the founder of the Institute of Paralegal Services, established to meet the need for training and raising professional paralegals to assist in effective and efficient legal service delivery and administration of justice in Nigeria.
Since her retirement, in furtherance of her interest in aviation law, she has undertaken and passed the IATA International Air Law Course with distinction.
She is the Presiding Judge in the reality Courtroom TV Show Judging Matters.
She is a lover of young people and is passionate about coaching, mentoring and sponsoring the youth. She supports a number of worthy causes. She is a driven counsellor, devoted to tutoring, challenging and developing those in her sphere of influence into future leaders.
She also champions women’s initiative programmes with a drive to promote equality and inclusion starting with her local community.
An advocate of a healthy lifestyle and a sport enthusiast, she makes time out of her busy schedule to exercise by walking and dancing. She loves travel and tourism. She also enjoys reading and watching movies.
She is blessed with children.