Skip to main content

About me

An experienced trial attorney, I have received Martindale Hubbell's highest rating of “AV Preeminent” in the areas of Criminal Law, Litigation, and Family Law and have been named as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Virginia by the American Society of Legal Advocates. I have tried cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, focusing primarily in Northern Virginia. My experience as a prosecutor has allowed me to build a successful criminal practice, with cases ranging from misdemeanor and traffic matters to serious felonies.

I am also an experienced civil litigator, focusing on divorce, child support, child custody, and visitation matters. I am a recognized authority on law enforcement issues in Virginia, having represented law enforcement in over twenty police shooting cases since 2002. I also serve as General Counsel to the Fraternal Order of Police Fairfax Lodge 77 and as President of the Fairfax Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge 77.

In addition, I lecture at Continuing Legal Education Courses and have taught at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy. I am an active member of Autism Speaks, a national advocacy group, where I sit on the Sponsorship Committee and serve as Chairman of the National Capital Area Autism Speaks 5K.


Photos and videos

1816793 1335663444

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
  4. Family: 5%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Juan Carlos Estevez

    Ed is a fantastic trial lawyer. I don't think I can recommend a more talented or more dedicated attorney to advocate for his client!


    Juan Estevez Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul L Mickelsen

    Ed brings a great breadth of experience to his law practice and is a true trial lawyer. He's been a prosecutor, has had extensive criminal defense experience, and also has civil experience. Ed is kind and approachable by attorneys and clients alike; a true gentleman. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Paul Mickelsen Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Carroll & Nuttall, P.C.

10513 Judicial Drive
Suite 102
Fairfax, VA, 22030


VAAuthorized to practice law199603/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in VirginiaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCarroll & Nuttall, P.C.2014 - Present
PartnerBrigliaHundley, P.C.2002 - 2014
Assistant Commonwealth's AttorneyCommonwealth Attorney's Office, Fairfax County1999 - 2002
AssociateBriglia & Hundley, P.C.1998 - 1999
founding memberEdward J. Nuttall, Esquire, P.C.1997 - 1998
AssociateThe Lipsen Firm1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Autism SpeaksSponsorship Commitee2010 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1996 - Present
Autism SpeaksChairman, Sponsorship Committee2013 - 2016
Fraternal Order of Police AssociatesPresident2012 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
Fairfax TimesPolice Union Sues County Over Pay2010
Washingtion PostFairfax Officer Suspected of Falsifying Time2009
Washington PostOfficer Sues Widow of Man Killed in Crash2008
Washington PostFairfax Officer Charged in Fatal Crash2008
Washington PostRemorseful Embezzler Gets 3 Years2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Catholic University of AmericaUnited States HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Virginia Continuing Legal EducationDUI Defense2011
Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy Training SessionSearch and Seizure2010