Alanna Williams

Alanna Williams

Alanna Williams

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  • The Law Office of Alanna Williams
  • 10400 Eaton Place Suite 270 Fairfax, VA 22030
  • 703-273-1000

I am originally from San Diego, California where I obtained both a B.S. and a B.A. degree from San Diego State University in 1986, After spending several years in the private business sector, I attended California Western School of Law, graduating in 1991.

I spent the first seven years of my legal career in San Diego, California, where I represented more than 400 clients in a wide range of legal matters, including personal injury, medical malpractice, contract disputes and wrongful banking practices. It was during these initial years in California that I honed my negotiation and litigation skills.

In 1999, I relocated to Northern Virginia and focused my practice on family law issues of divorce, custody and visitation, child support, spousal support (alimony) and equitable distribution of property.

Immediately after passing the Virginia Bar in 1999, I joined McDowell and Associates where I learned all aspects of family law. I joined The Duff Law Firm in June 2004, where I continued to handle all aspects of family law matters,and became a Principal of the Firm in February 2009.

On October 1, 2016, I opened my practice, The Law Office of Alanna Williams, PLLC

 

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Division of Marital Assets/Equitable Distribution
  • Child Support
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Property Settlement Agreements/Prenuptial Agreements
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Domestic Violence and Neglect
  • Protective Orders
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1999
  • California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009

Education

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: Jessup Moot Court Team (1989-1991)
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • B.S. - 1986
    • Major: Business
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Major: Political Science

Recognitions

  • “The National Advocates – Top 100 Lawyers”

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member (inactive)
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Member
  • Fairfax Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court Committee
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011 - Present
  • Fairfax Law Foundation

Pro Bono Activities

  • Virginia Legal Services, 2008 - 2009