Founded in 1972, Kellogg, Williams & Lyons is among the leading boutique firms in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. All of our lawyers are former Assistant United States Attorneys with extensive trial and appellate experience and superior academic backgrounds. Two of our members began their careers as judicial law clerks and gained knowledge of the nuances and procedural intricacies of litigated matters as viewed from behind the bench. The firm and each of its lawyers have long enjoyed “AV Preeminent” peer ratings in Martindale-Hubbell.*
Our practice has been characterized by challenging cases involving a broad range of subjects, in which we have achieved successful results for our clients through hard work, creativity, analytical skill and sound judgment. Our lawyers have successfully handled a wide variety of civil and criminal cases and have advised businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals and individuals, often in circumstances of critical importance.
The firm has recovered millions of dollars for civil plaintiffs in cases ranging from complex financial and tax class actions to wrongful death, medical malpractice, business disputes, automobile accidents and other tort actions. We have successfully defended many business, professional and individual clients in commercial and other litigation. We have obtained injunctive relief for clients in some cases and successfully opposed it in others. Our lawyers have also provided business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals with counseling, dispute resolution and documentation of transactions, with a view to avoiding litigation.
We offer clients decades of trial, appellate and counseling experience which has enabled us to achieve successful results in a wide variety of circumstances and subject matters.
The firm has handled cases in courts throughout the country. Members of the firm are admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Virginia and in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

*Martindale-Hubbell is a national law directory. An “AV Preeminent” rating signifies preeminent legal ability and ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.

Philip L. Kellogg       James L. Lyons       Edwin A. Williams