History: A Tradition of Leadership

Hovey Williams was founded in 1929 by C. Earl Hovey and Roy Hamilton, just weeks before the most devastating stock market crash in U.S. history and the triggering of the Great Depression. Together the two entrepreneurs were able to lead the firm through difficult economic times, growing it into a successful, thriving practice with specialties in patent, trademark, and copyright law.

Bob Hovey, Earl’s son, joined the firm in 1956, followed by Warren Williams in 1957. For over 50 years, they continued the firm’s tradition of helping innovative individuals and businesses create and secure their unique products and ideas.

Built on a foundation of strong values and progressive thinking, Hovey Williams has passionately maintained these same attitudes and beliefs since our inception. Our current leadership continues to represent our formative principles while responding to change by integrating new strategies and techniques into our portfolio of services.