|Elizabeth "Liz" Williams|
opening screenshot of Public Defender Liz Williams, as played by Paula Kelly on the series.
|Birthplace||New York City, U.S.|
|Public Defender, Manhattan Municipal Court, NYC|
|Dedicated defense attorney in the show's first season; was replaced by Billie Young towards season end|
|Appeared on:||Night Court|
|12 in series, most of Season 1|
|Played by:||Paula Kelly|
Elizabeth "Liz" Williams was a public defender at the Manhattan Criminal Court for most of the first season. Prior to the arrival of Mac Robinson on the series, Liz was the "normal", or level-headed character on the show. The part of Liz is played in season 1 by Paula Kelly. Liz replaced the original public defender, Sheila Gardiner, who was played by Gail Strickland in the series' pilot episode.