Edwin A. Williams
6849 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 225
McLean, Virginia 22101
Mr. Williams has been a trial lawyer for 43 years and is a founding partner of Kellogg, Williams & Lyons, which was established in 1972. His general practice has focused primarily on civil, criminal, and serious traffic cases in the state and federal courts of Northern Virginia. He has led the firm’s Virginia office since 1977.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Williams was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia where for three years he prosecuted serious felony cases in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Previously, he was a public defender in the District of Columbia where he tried felony and misdemeanor cases for two years. Mr. Williams earned his Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law Center in 1965. Immediately following law school, he served in the United States Army as an Intelligence officer during two years of active duty. Mr. Williams graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1961, with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He was a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for outstanding academic achievement and Omicron Delta Kappa for academic and leadership achievement. Mr. Williams has enjoyed an AV Preeminent peer rating in Martindale-Hubbell for more than thirty years.
Mr. Williams also has served on the Fairfax County Police Retirement Board (currently the Police Officers’ Board of Trustees), the Fairfax County Board of Equalization of Real Estate Assessments, and other community service organizations.
For a number of years Mr. Williams taught trial practice in the Georgetown Law Center’s National Institute of Trial Advocacy Program. He has also taught cross-examination at Continuing Legal Education programs for the Fairfax Bar Association.
Edwin A. Williams