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Jacqueline R Williams

DUI and DWI Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
    New York - NY 20 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2011
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

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About Jacqueline

Learn Jacqueline’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    The office specializes and is well-versed in Washington D.C. drunk driving laws: Driving While Impaired (DWI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI), and Operating While Impaired (OWI). Attorney Williams can help you successfully navigate your case.

    21 years

  2. Criminal defense
    The Law Office of Jacqueline Williams handles misdemeanor and felony criminal matters, as well as traffic matters in Washington, DC, including, but not limited to Assaults, Domestic Violence matters, Gun Cases, Drug Possession, Intent to Distribute matters, Fraud, DUI/DWI matters, Sex Crimes,Theft, Burglary, Robbery, Armed Offenses, Reckless Driving, Driving After Revocation, Driving After Suspension, No Permit, and other matters prosecuted within the District of Columbia.

    21 years

  3. Employment and labor
    The Law Office of Jacqueline Williams handles employment matters appealable to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board. This includes discrimination claims based on race, sex, gender, national origin, religion, and disability.

    14 years

A native of Oakland, California, Attorney Williams is the principal attorney at the Law Office of Jacqueline Williams in Washington, D.C. Her primary practice areas are Criminal and Civil Litigation. Attorney Williams is a graduate of Grambling State University and Southern University Law Center. In law school, she served as the junior class representative, worked as a member of the law school recruitment team, and served as staff writer on the Law Review. As a Law Review member, her casenote on the incarceration of African American mothers due to fetal abuse, was selected for publishing.

After graduating from law school with honors, Attorney Williams worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. Following her tenure as a prosecutor, she opened a general litigation firm in New York City and represented private clients in civil and criminal defense cases throughout the five boroughs of New York City. She currently runs a criminal defense practice in Washington, DC.

Attorney Williams also serves as an Administrative Hearing Officer and the President's designee at University of Maryland, College Park. In this capacity she presides over employment matters. Additionally, she has experience handling employment related matters that are appealable to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Memberships & Associations

- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

- National Council of Negro Women

- Order of the Eastern Star

- National Bar Association

- Ambassador and 2015 Society member for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

- Commissioner for the Commission on Reentry and Returning Citizens Affairs for the District of Columbia (two terms)



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Law Office of Jacqueline Williams
601 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC, 20004


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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2018
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Jacqueline communicated effectively and was very knowledgeable. She got me through the proceess with the result I wanted.
Posted by Nadine | February 26, 2018
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Grateful client
Ms. Williams represented me in a civil case. She was very professional and knowledgeable. She spent a fair amount of time explaining the pros and cons of my case to me. Ms. Williams won my case. As stressful as it was she supported me thru it and for that I'm so grateful.
Posted by Chris | November 4, 2015
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Bright and Compassionate Attorney
This is a wonderful attorney whom I am honored to have met and have represent my case. She knows the law and what adds to her valued expertise is that she knows the courthouse
Posted by Anna | November 3, 2015
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Solid and trustworthy attorney
Jacqueline is one of the most compassionate, trustworthy, and intelligent attorneys I have ever worked with. Not only will she deliver great results, but you will really enjoy working with her. She worked with me on a criminal defense case. I would highly recommend Jacqueline Williams.
Posted by Anthony | November 2, 2015
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Very attentive to all details
Attorney Williams was very professional and attentive to all aspects of my case. She ensured personally that I was aware and had thorough understanding of my case with details. I felt as if she treated my rights as if they were hers.
Posted by Majorly | October 31, 2015
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Best attorney I have ever had
I just want to thank Ms. Williams for helping me and my family with our legal needs. She was knowledgeable about employment law and helped us get thru a very though time. You should hire Ms. Williams for your legal needs. She is also a criminal lawyer that I referred to my cousin.
Posted by karis | June 29, 2015
She was excellent. She is very well versed and educated. She get the job done. She stands for nothing but serving your defense. She not all about the money.. Defending you is her passion.. Thanks jackie.. Ps. Karis.
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Work Experience

  • Administrative Hearing Officer
  • University Of Maryland College Park
  • 2012 - Present
  • Private Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jacqueline Williams
  • 2007 - Present
  • Investigator
  • Prince Georges County Human Relations Commission
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney
  • 2003 - 2007
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  • Southern University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Grambling State University
  • B.S.
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Assault and Battery case with Verdict and Judgment in Favor of Plaintiff
  • Victory with Verdict for Plaintiff


  • National Action Network
  • 2014 - Present
  • District of Columbia Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • First Baptist Church of Glenarden
  • 2010 - Present
  • Order of the Eastern Star
  • 1995 - Present
  • Commission on Reentry and Returning Citizens Affairs
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • National Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Work in Adjudications and Investigations
  • United States Department of Agriculture- Office of Civil Rights
  • 2014


  • Southern University Law Review
  • Upper Cut to Fetal Abusers
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • National Action Network
  • Employment Rights
  • 2017
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Saving Our Black Boys
  • 2015
  • CBC Legislative Conference
  • What's Working in Reentry?
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Williams is a very smart attorney and a great advocate for her clients. I fully endorse her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jacqueline Williams and I have worked together both in strategizing and representing clients in employment cases and in situations where I have reached out to her for her criminal law expertise. She is a hard-working, conscientious lawyer who readily goes the extra mile for clients and colleagues. Jacqueline takes seriously the idea of providing service to her clients and she demonstrates a sincere commitment to help clients with whatever issue may face. She is a truly outstanding colleague. I am wholeheartedly recommend without reservation Jacqueline Williams for your legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Skilled, intelligent and professional representation. Attorney Williams is a fierce advocate with a passion for individual rights. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jackie Williams is one of the brightest criminal defense lawyers I know. If you are charged with a crime in the District of Columbia, you will find no better lawyer to represent you. I fully endorse Jackie Williams."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jackie and I were coworkers in the Civil Rights Division at USDA, at times assigned to oversee investigations of the same agencies. She was great! She not only knows the law inside and out, but she has a wonderful sense of humor, energy, compassion and dedication to social justice."
Criminal defense
Washington DUI and DWI Lawyer Jacqueline R Williams
Jacqueline R Williams
DUI and DWI Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 20 years