Williams & egan LLP

Specialists in family law


Your Family's Attorneys


M. Jude Egan, J.D., Ph.D, certified family law specialist, graduated law school at the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law in 2004.  While working at a major international law firm in San Francisco doing civil litigation and land use work, he wrote his doctoral dissertation in Jurisprudence and Social Policy. Dr. Egan has litigated numerous cases in civil litigation and family law and enjoys a growing reputation drafting legal documents for estate planning. His practice serves English and Spanish speaking clients in Santa Maria, the Five Cities and Santa Barbara.

Dr. Egan has published internationally in peer reviewed legal, trade and academic journals. He has taught disaster law, business law and Federal and state entitlements at the Louisiana State University, E.J. Ourso College of Business, where he was commended by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for his work drafting the National Nonprofit Relief Framework, by Catholic Charities USA for a policy paper ultimately adopted by the Centers for Disease Control, and for work with the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

Blake E. Williams, Esq. graduated from Cum Laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2004, and prior to that he received his B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley. Mr. Williams began his career as a general civil litigator at major international law firms where he specialized in Securities Law and ERISA (employee benefit) matters. He has extensive experience in both State and Federal Court, as well as with out of court settlements of disputes. After 6 years of working at large firms, Mr. Williams focused his practice on representing Taft-Hartley Trust Funds and medium to large businesses on all aspects of ERISA litigation and advisement, including significant work on Family Law matters.

Mr. Williams is constantly curious, and after 10 years of private practice, he took a 5 year break to work in the tech world, focusing on revenue generation (sales and business development) as well as serving as General Counsel to a fast growing Marketing Tech Startup. After a few years of being away from private practice, Mr. Williams realized he missed representing clients in deeply personal and difficult matters as an attorney. He decided to partner with Dr. Egan, a longtime friend and colleague, to form Williams & Egan LLP. Mr. Williams is a compassionate advocate who listens and advises clients though a variety of life altering situations.

Jude Egan has been a breath of fresh air
in my life, he has really stepped up to the plate and has gone to bat for me. If you’re looking for a great attorney he’s your man, thank for everything Jude.
— Chad, Child Support Client, via Avvo.com
I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. Mr. Egan is very informative, honest, trustworthy, and will fight for your best interest. I highly recommend his law firm.
— Connie, via Avvo.com
Jude has a rare combination of being extremely smart and has a huge heart. My family law case was very complicated and took a very unexpected and challenging turn. He was reassuring and had a game plan that proved to be successful. I appreciate his honesty, candor, and comprehensive grasp of family law. His office staff was very friendly and helpful. I feel like Jude was an advocate for myself and my son. I never got the feeling that his pricing or charges were out of line. A year ago I found myself in need of an emergency consultation days before Christmas. Jude worked me into his schedule which I appreciated greatly. He is a compassionate person which meant the world to me.
— Jo, via Avvo.com
Thank you all so much for all you have done for us these past 16 months. Just knowing we had someone to fight for us and be in our corner. Thank you again for the time you spent on the phone with me as we worked through the initial mess and then the court appearances. I remain very grateful. It was an awful experience but having you there to give guidance and support was so reassuring. Because of you I did not have to navigate the system by myself.

You have a real treasure in Kristin! Kristin was marvelous in making sure the paperwork was correct and where it needed to be and that all the i’s and t’s were dotted. She was also a huge source of emotional support.

Brittani and Jenny are both a credit to your team. They are highly caring professionals. They truly care about your clients as ‘family’ and not a case number.

Jude, it has been a wild ride indeed, but thank you ever so much! You are a credit to your profession and we all appreciate what you have done for our family. Much Love, Good Fortune and Many Thanks,
— - Judi
Thank you for your wings that have covered and protected me. I am so very grateful for all you have done for me. You have shown me patience, understanding, and kindness. You’ve given me hope in my despair, you’ve calmed me when overwhelmed. Given me peace when afraid. God knew that I needed someone very special to deal with this part of my life. You are truly a good man. I will always have the deepest respect towards you. I pray that you and your family have a blessed X-mas and the new year will bring prosperity in all you do and that God will give you all the good in life, you so deserve it. Thank you so much for taking such good care of me. I could not of done this without you. You are very special to me.
— Vickie
Your professionalism and knowledge are unmatched in this community. I had several other lawyers on my case prior and they did not come in with the strategies, research and heart that you put into my case. My case was complex, you simplified it with the law and brought out the best possible outcome. Thank you, my kids thank you, my wife thanks you. You are our family lawyer for life.
— Steve L
I heartily endorse this lawyer. Jude is thoughtful, informed, precise and accurate. That’s a key set of skills to have by your side on a matter. He is also easy to work with. Jude’s sense of humor and general ease of demeanor made light work of otherwise tiresome tasks. He was adept at dealing both with awkward partners and demanding clients, never holding up the work in the process. While he and I worked on complex energy matters, I am so comfortable with Jude’s skills that I have used him as my personal lawyer. I’m happy to endorse Jude and you are free to contact me directly if you have questions.
— Stephen Morrison, Government Attorney via Acco.com
Anyone dealing with family law issues needs to definitely call the law office of Mr. Jude Egan. He is the best of the best, and the staff is amazing. They are a true definition of a TEAM! He represented my husband and I when we saw our selfs in a true nightmare. He not only gave us our life back but helped to keep our family together. I can go on and on about this amazing law office! Without a doubt he is the best!
— Patty N
Dear Jude, Kristin, and staff - thank you so much for all that you did for my daughter and I in getting our lives back!
— Wendy


Williams & Egan LLP represents family law and business clients in several practice areas, including but not limited to: 



real property law


child custody



support issues





When it comes to defense, the gloves are OFF!

CALL US TODAY- 805-332-3984

Our OfficeS

Santa Maria

420 E. Cook St.

Santa Maria, Ca 93454

San Francisco

177 Post St. Suite 650

San Francisco, Ca 94108


Contact Us

Telephone: 805.332.3984                          

Fax: 805.354.5895

Email: Jude@williamsegan.com; blake@williamsegan.com

New Client Inquiries: kristin@williamsegan.com

Lead Paralegal: Kristin@williamsegan.com                      

We operate throughout California and, where Federal law is involved, throughout the United States. Note that contacting us via email, telephone or fax does not constitute the formation of an attorney-client relationship.

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