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Kanita Crystal Williams

Criminal defense Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
    New York - NY 14 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2011
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kanita

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Attorney Kanita Williams focuses on representing individuals accused of criminal felonies, misdemeanors and traffic offenses in the District of Columbia.

    13 years, 300 cases

  2. Administrative law
    Attorney Kanita Williams regularly represents vehicles for hire (taxis), commercial drivers and non-commercial drivers before the DC Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Office of Administrative Hearings for traffic citations, taxi cab violations, moving violations, traffic camera offenses and parking offense.

    13 years, 20 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    Attorney Kanita Williams represents a significant about of individuals who are accused of Driving Under the Influence and Operating While Impaired offenses. She is certified in the administration and interpretation of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.

    13 years, 30 cases

Kanita Williams, Esq. is the principal of the Law Office of Kanita C. Williams, P.C.  Kanita's hard work and dedication and familiarity with the criminal justice process in the District of Columbia has yielded beneficial outcomes for her clients.  

Kanita is an active member of the Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyes and District of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  

Kanita received her Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University School of Law and her Bachelors of Arts from the State University of New York at Binghatmton, where her concentrations were in Philosophy Politics and Law; Spanish; and Comparative Literature.


The Law Office of Kanita C. Williams, P.C.
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 900
South Building
Washington, DC, 20004-3647

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Posted by Ricardo | February 2, 2017
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More that anything
Well I live in Atlanta and Kanita found the way for me not to spend a lot on plane tickets by having me complete what I had to do in Georgia.
Posted by Raul | December 19, 2016
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Excellent attorney. Helped me to resolve my DUI case. Above all what makes her great is her personality. Very easy going and very kind. I would highly recommend Kanita. She will not let you down.
Posted by Luke | November 20, 2016
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Very Attentive, Professional, and Prepared!! Made this situation stress free and uncomplicated. Her communication was regular and appreciated. I would absolutely go to her if I have any future need of legal representation.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I had a traffic case over 7 years old and Ms Williams got the case dismissed
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best Public Defender in DC!
Ms. Williams has an impressive knowledge of the laws and procedures of the court. She knew exactly what to do and what to say. Most of all, she made me feel at ease and comfortable through out the duration of my court case. And finally, she was able to get my case dismissed. I highly recommend Ms. Williams for a job well done!
Posted by Craig | October 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
I had a warrant for a driving ticket and surrendered at the Superior Court in DC. We talked and I usually represent myself but she seemed knowledgeable about what she was doing. The Day of court I was late. After I checked in with the clerk, she walks in the room and immediately repeated some Amendments from the Bill of Rights and Articles from the Constitution. I looked at her wild standing there with my mouth open because I don't usually here someone representing me as Public Defender reciting law in that manner. Needless to say, we were out there within 5 minutes. Thank You Kanita! I am very appreciative!
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Posted by Jamesia | October 18, 2016
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Awesome Attorney
Attorney Williams was very professional, yet personable at the same time. My case was from 2011 and had been through 2 other attorneys before it got her. Attorney Williams was the only one that actually explained to me what was going on. I wasn't made to feel like a number, nor was I made to feel stupid for not being 100% sure as to what I had agreed upon. I appreciate her services and the dismissal of my case more than she knows! I'm now 1 step closer to my life goals! If you're looking for a smart, warm, yet no nonsense attorney wrapped all in one, Attorney Williams is the lady for the job!
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Posted by Jovan | October 17, 2016
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K-eeps A-ll N-ationalities I-n T-rusting A-rms
From day one Ms.Williams listened, that's what matters most. Most of all its like having a friend that doesnt look at your flaws but accepts your imperfections.THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE 4ME.
Posted by Irving | October 5, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
She was satisfying
She argued my case she did a wonderful job.
Posted by Mark | October 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
5 Star Attorney at Law
Ms. Williams has been an angel in disguise since she entered my life. She has done at least two cases for and has successful in delievering justice Everytime. She has my recommendation and referral at her disposal. She is very knowledgeable in her field and as well as in other legal matters that came to my brain,her answers wer clear and concise Everytime. I can go on and on but to sum it up, she does her job and does it well! Miss Kanita Williams all the time and Everytime for me!
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Work Experience

  • Principal and Trial Attorney
  • The Law Office of Kanita C. Williams, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • D.C. Superior Court, Associate Judge Harold L. Cushenberry, Jr.
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • Hall and Hall LLP
  • 2006 - 2016
  • Intake Specialist
  • DC Law Students in Court
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Law Student Rep
  • Thomson Reuters/West
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • George Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • DC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • District of Columbia Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honors Society
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Preserving and Protecting The Lives of Our Black Sons
  • Citizen's Rights During Police Encounters
  • 2015

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
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"Kanita is a a great attorney. She's always prepared and fights hard for her clients."
Criminal defense
Washington Criminal defense Lawyer Kanita Crystal Williams
Kanita Crystal Williams
Criminal defense Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 14 years