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William Deckel Wides

Litigation Attorney at Woodbridge, VA

4.8   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About William

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While still in law school I worked in a Commonwealth Attorney's office, where I assisted prosecutors in cases ranging from simple traffic infractions to violent crimes against children.  After graduating from law school I was able to use that knowledge to effectively assist my clients in the defense of a wide variety of criminal charges.  I also assist clients going through divorces and child custody/child support battles.  

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Location

Compton & Duling, LC
12701 Marblestone Drive
Suite 350
Woodbridge, VA, 22192

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Justin | January 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands-Down Best Choice for My First Court Experience
My experience with this firm and as a former client of Mr. William Wides was nothing short of outstanding. The level of service and commitment he has to his clients for a positive outcome speaks volumes of his character and professionalism. Mr. Wides provided me with knowledge, insight, and strategy to help me get through my first experience in a courtroom. His confidence in his work and experience is proof that he will work hard for you to ensure the best outcome possible. I would absolutely recommend anyone to William Wides and the Manassas Law Group if they are in need of legal services.
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Posted by Daniel | May 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I was dealing with a legal family matter that I believed was going to be a significant financial burden. Instead, my attorney at Manassas Law Group PC helped me find the easiest way to meet my needs and eliminates unnecessary costs. They were also very compassionate to my circumstances. I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Professional
Mr. Wides worked with me in a professional and steady manner during my divorce and custody case. Mr. Wides was very good at communicating with me and my spouses attorney and making sure that things stayed on track, even during COVID.
Posted by Martie | March 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent job
William Wides did an excellent job representing me for the domestic case my husband had filed against me. He agreed to take my case last minute. He was very professional and made me feel comfortable by explaining what to expect in the courtroom. I will definitely hire him in the future.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work!
I am so grateful to Mr. Wides for the best work he has done in my case. I have felt so at ease during this process. Mr. Wides and his team are extremely professional, responsive and very knowledgeable. Thank you all!
Posted by Mohamad | September 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick, Easy and Stress Free Experience
I am a previous client of Mr. Wides, and he has been very professional and helpful from the very beginning. Going through the court was easy and he has gotten my case dismissed. I highly recommend him and The Manassas Law Group.
Posted by Randy | March 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Mr.Miles knew exactly how to handle my issue and was direct and knowledgeable in getting my Firearm Rights Reinstated.
Posted by MH | February 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Wides is an excellent Attorney
Mr. Wides is an excellent Attorney. Being unfamiliar with the legal process, Mr. Wides provided my family with honest and thoughtful advice and direction as well as a listening ear when stress took over. Throughout the entire process we felt confident in his knowledge of the law and his ability to fight for my family, and he did just that. Words cannot express how thankful we are for Mr. William Wides. Thankful for his sharp lawyering. Thankful for his commitment to our family. Thankful for his kind nature. We highly recommend Mr. Wides as an attorney and an awesome human being.
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Posted by Robert | March 1, 2019
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Not just protecting your freedom, but your Name!
Mr. Wides, I swear he reads minds. He knew exactly what I was facing and affirmatively took control of the situation. Not only were the charges dropped but my name and record reflected that this NEVER EVEN HAPPENED, thus protecting my reputation. Call them first.
Posted by stephanie | July 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce attorney
William Wides is an amazing attorney. He was extremely thorough and timely. Always answered every question I had. Would absolutely recommend.
Posted by Elizabeth | July 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great job with speeding ticket
Bill Wides did a fantastic job negotiating for the reduction of my speeding ticket to a zero point infraction.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Civil consumer collection issue
My experience was as the reviewers above. Mr. Wides is VERY personable and caring, and explained my options and what we could realistically do and risks & benefits. In the end, he gave me PRICELESS peace of mind, and we ended with a solution that saved me over $1,000 and a massive legal headache. I absolutely recommend him and his firm!
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Posted by Thomas | May 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Speeding Case
Mr. Wides was very professional from the first time we spoke. He helped me throughout my case. He never gave me false hope and was always extremely prompt in returning phone calls and emails. I would strongly recommend Mr. Wides for any legal matter under his scope as he is very knowledgeable.
Posted by Bruce | May 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Wides was consulted and hired in regards to a civil matter. He was extremely honest with his assessment of his ability to handle the case. Mr. Wides communication with regards to the case was excellent. He filed all required legal paperwork in a timely manner. He addressed all of my concerns regarding my case. He is extremely personable. I felt that he was genuinely concerned with and took a personal interest in the outcome of my case. Mr. Wides, as far as I am concerned, is an excellent attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2016
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Great Lawyer!
I contacted Mr. Wides for a possession charge that I got in 2014. I had no idea I had a warrant for my arrest since then. (Until present 2016) I called multiple attorneys to ask what to do. Mr. Wides was the only one who had the exact thoughts I did on the situation and results I expected. He also let me explain the whole situation on the first phone call instead of having to schedule a consult like all the other attorneys I spoke with. He gave me positive encouraging thoughts on my case and in court totally prevailed! My case got naul-processed and was quite painless emotionally aswell as financially. He was honest about what could happen and a nice guy. Hopefully I will not need him again but if I do he would be the first phone call.
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Posted by Michael | August 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Clown...Plain and Simple
I didn't hire this attorney. He was appointed by his firm Stephens, Boatright, Primeau &Cooper to handle my wife's divorce case. The sad part is that they sent a completely ill equipped, greenhorn to work a case that involves a variety of business concepts, company structures and frankly ethics situations that this fella hasn't the foggiest idea how to understand, let alone work with or through to accomplish anything meaningful. After spending 4 months compiling documents for our case and providing them to him for examination, he spent a mere 10 minutes looking at them and then came back 3 months later to request "Discovery" and the same documents already provided. He has no interest in the parties involved to include the well being of the children. His sole interest is to secure an additional retainer from his client to further his employment at his firm. It's a very sad situation and I would steer clear of this attorney and anything to do with this firm.
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Response from William Wides August 17, 2017
Mr. Michael E. Matthews never sought a consult from me. He is the opposing party in a divorce action where I represent his soon-to-be ex wife. Mr. Matthews left this review the same day of an unsuccessful settlement conference where, in my opinion, Mr. Matthews settlement offer was extremely unfair to my client. When I pushed back against this unreasonable settlement offer Mr. Matthews became verbally abuse to both my client and myself, at which time we walked out.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Compton & Duling, LC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Manassas Law Group, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2022
  • Associate Attorney
  • SRIS Law Group, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Commonwealth's Attorney Office for the City of Alexandria
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Delaware
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Associations

  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Director, at large
  • 2017 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Young Lawyers Committee
  • Leadership Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Leadership Prince William, Class of 2017
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Significant Service, Young Lawyer's Conference
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyer's Association
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
Endorse William
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is a fighter in the courtroom and never hesitates to face a confrontaion if the situation calls for it. I would recommend Bill to family and friends who need a criminal lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Wides. From my experience with Mr. Wides, he has been prepared and well-spoken in Court, and advocates strongly for his client."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is a great litigator, smart and hard working, tough to his opponents but friendly and fair. If you are looking for a strong defense or great advocate, he has my endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorneys seek Bill Wides out for advice on criminal law and procedure and he is always willing to help, so his clients should feel very confident they are in good hands. He will treat each client with care and compassion, while representing them with great zeal in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wides is a well-respected lawyer in our community. He works hard to achieve the best possible results for his client and is very knowledgeable in providing advice and guidance throughout their cases. I recommend Mr. Wides."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have been impressed with Bill Wides ability to counsel his clients as they navigate the issues facing them during the legal process. Bill has maturity beyond his years and has the confidence of all the attorneys who work with him Dick Boatwright"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Friend
"I highly recommend Bill Wides. He is a knowledgeable and skilled litigator and a dedicated advocate for his clients."
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Woodbridge Litigation Lawyer William Deckel Wides
William Deckel Wides
Litigation Attorney
Woodbridge, VA
Licensed for 10 years