Mayor-Elect Stephanie A. Miner announced that Juanita Perez Williams will serve as Corporation Counsel in her administration.
"Juanita has shown tremendous creativity and insight and has demonstrated a
passion for public service throughout her career," Miner said. "I am
confident that she will be a true asset to the Law Department and that she
will be a true advocate for the City."
"I have been inspired over the years by the strong leadership and dedication
demonstrated by Mayor-Elect Miner and am excited about the opportunity to
partner with a leader who believes in the value of community," Perez
Perez Williams currently serves as Assistant Attorney General with the New
York State Attorney General's Office. She is assigned to the Consumer
Fraud's Bureau and is the Community Outreach Attorney for the Syracuse
In 2001, Perez Williams was appointed as Syracuse University's Director of
Judicial Affairs and was later promoted to the position of Associate Dean of
Perez Williams received her undergraduate degree from the University of
California at San Diego in 1986 and her law degree from Californian Western
School of Law in 1990. After graduating from law school, Perez Williams
served as an officer in the United States Navy's Judge Advocate General's
(JAG) Corps for six years. While in the JAG Corps, Perez Williams served as
a senior prosecutor and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Upon completing her commitment to the US Navy, Perez Williams moved to the
Syracuse area with her family in 1995. She joined the New York State
Education Department's Office of Professional Discipline where she
supervised a staff responsible for the investigation and prosecution of
Perez Williams currently lives in Baldwinsville with her family, but will be
moving into the City of Syracuse.