Longtime Prosecutor Craig Williams Files To Run For State Attorney

Prosecutor Craig A. Williams has filed to run for state attorney.

Democrat Craig A. Williams has filed to run for state attorney in the 15th Judicial Circuit, serving Palm Beach County.

The state attorney’s position is an open seat. Incumbent State Attorney Dave Aronberg is not seeking re-election.

Williams has been a dedicated prosecutor, seeking justice for the families of Palm Beach County for more than 26 years. He is currently a chief assistant responsible for the Felony Trial, Intake, Organized Crime, Traffic Homicide and Mental Health units, as well as the Gun Club and Belle Glade offices.

Williams has successfully tried more than 300 jury trials and works every day to teach and train other prosecutors to make sure the community has the most qualified, ethical and dedicated prosecutors.

Some of Williams’ more high-profile cases have been featured on episodes of Forensic Files and Cops, like the Cathy Lamb murder trial and the Dalia Dippolito murder-for-hire trial.

He was also a successful criminal defense attorney from 2010 through 2012.

Williams has a bachelor’s of business administration (BBA) degree from Florida International University and a law degree from Nova Law School. Over the years, he has earned a reputation as one of Palm Beach County’s top lawyers, known for his fair and ethical approach to law.

“This is your State Attorney’s Office, and I am grateful every day that I can be your public servant to make sure this is the best-run State Attorney’s Office anywhere,” Williams said. “You only get one real shot at getting justice for all involved. My goal is to make sure we get it right every time.”

Williams has been married to CBS 12 news anchor Liz Quirantes for 36 years. They have two adult children, Casey and Emma, and a new Aussie Doodle puppy named Louie.

Williams is one of three candidates who have filed to run for the position as of now. The others are Aronberg’s current Deputy Chief Assistant Alexcia Cox, and longtime local defense attorney Gregg Lerman, both Democrats. The filing deadline is in April 2024.