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Lavonda Nicole Graham-Williams

Criminal defense Attorney at Alexandria, VA

4.9   47 reviews

also known as Lavonda Graham

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lavonda

Learn Lavonda’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    100%
    Criminal, Traffic & Juvenile Defense

    24 years

Location

Law Office of Lavonda N. Graham-Williams, Esq.
1511 King Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  47 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Anytime I have a legal issue Ms Williams law office is the one and only place I go to seek council because Ms. Williams and her staff are highly committed to making sure that you have the best outcome to whatever the case may be . Thank you.
Posted by Nick | June 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Phenom status
Today this law firm got two of my charges dropped and seemed to do effortlessly. Lavonda and her team did this swiftly and painlessly with much compassion regarding the diameters of my case, with questions ready to be answered at any point in time. Five stars across the board! Will recommend in the future for sure
Posted by Rob | March 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
As Good As Advertised
Had an unfortunate need to have an attorney. I initially went to an attorney that helped me out in the past. He refused to take this case and instead tried to turf me to a colleague of his who I researched and found that they had done something illegal and had been admonished in the past. PLUS, they wanted 5K to represent me. I received Mrs. Graham-Williams' advertisement in the mail. I researched her and other attorneys and used my gut feeling and decided to go with her. Am I glad I did! I called her and gave her the particulars of my case. She matter-of-factly told me that she thought she could get the issue resolved for me. She also quoted me a price that was substantially less than what was quoted by the other firm. Following her specific instructions, I was able to have my case handled expertly. I was facing a felony charge and potential jail time. Instead, the charge was downgraded to disorderly conduct. No jail time. I could not have asked for a better outcome! If you hire her, I suspect you will NOT be disappointed. She makes you feel comfortable, and she has a confident air about her. She's not cocky, nor full of herself. You will not regret having Mrs. Graham-Williams as your attorney. Thank you Mrs. Graham-Williams! You are a rockstar!!
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Posted by Trinese | March 26, 2019
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Client
Atty Lavonda Graham is the best at what she does!!!!!!! She has worked miracles for my family! She personally handled our case when we were referred to her as initially, and that made us feel so safe and secure. Recently we were in court and had an issue that brought fear to our family, Atty Lavonda Graham was able to get the case dismissed. I would recommend her services to anyone, and I have! Thanks Atty Graham
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2019
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GREAT LAWYER
She really helped me out with my cases. She wasted no time at all and was very nice. I really recommend her!
Posted by Stephany | January 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Thank you Lavonda for doing such a great job in my case! My case was dismissed after doing what was suggested I do before my court date and I can’t express my appreciation to her!!
Posted by Charlie Rave/Public Figure | July 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Holy shitt
This lady is soooo awesome, I have a huge criminal record and was facing charges of larceny, heroin possession...possession of needle and driving with no license and also failure to do pre trial along with not showing up to one of my court dates....this awesome attorney Lavonda Graham got every single thing dropped, this is coming from someone who has a past record of dwi's a bunch of driving on suspended, probation violation...failure to appears and much more...if you want a rock star who will get you results I recommend miss graham
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Posted by Sky | February 3, 2018
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Excellent firm, highly recommend
After a bad situation with my first attorney, I desperately searched for new counsel. This is when someone suggested Lavonda Graham Williams. I knew I was in good hands the moment I spoke with Attorney Graham Williams. She is so intelligent and compassionate, even from initial contact. If you’re looking for the best outcome, please hire representation from this firm and take their advice. It will work in your favor. Thank you so much to Attorney Lavonda Graham Williams and her excellent team. They worked so hard to have my case dismissed!!!!
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Posted by Anthony | January 25, 2018
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Superb attorney
I trust Lavonda with my life! I’ve been going to her for years now and have recommended her to numerous friends. In the end you’re always leaving the courtroom with a smile. She has kept me out of incarsoration multiple times. Very knowledgeable, and communicates with her clients well. Highly recommend
Posted by Anthony | December 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best at what she does
Lavonda is the best attorney I have ever had she has always been honest and up front with me and gotten me great out comes in a verity of drug and larceny cases. When I thought there was no light she ended up being that for me. She has in most situations gotten me less time than the guidelines called for and given me time to handle my personal affairs. I continue to reccomend her to people I know in need of counsel. They too are always happy with the out come. I am one of her clients that already had several felonies on my record and she has gotten the court to send me to programs and gotten me off and cases dismissed. She is very well respected in the metro area courts and her peers think very highly of her. I look in other places yet I always end up in her office!!!! I trust and respect her judgement because I know she is working in my favor and shall never under cut me or sell me short. This means the world to me so thank you!!!
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Posted by Abdulaziz | October 10, 2017
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The best
Attorney Lavonda is one of the most genuine people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Her advanced level of knowledge and experience of the court system was clearly shown through her dedication to my case which lead to an amazing outcome! She strives to achieve the best and does not disappoint! If you’re looking for unsurpassed legal representation, Lavonda is the one I’d highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2017
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Love Her!
I hired her for two cases. The best thing about her is not only that she is a great attorney, but an even better human being, which is very helpful when you are going through a rough situation. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2017
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First Degree Murder Charge
My son was accused of first degree murder. We retained Mrs. Graham-Williams as a referral. Mrs. Graham-Williams made us comfortable with the process and gave us assurances that she proved through her actions. My son received a favorable decision from the courts and he and I were home together for the Christmas Holiday. I pray to never go through anything like this again but God forbid, I would retain Mrs. Graham-Williams again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2017
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Happy
Attorney Lavonda Graham Williams represented me for a wreckless driving ticket where I was speeding 92/55. Jail was the required sentence for my charge but thankfully Lavonda was able to wave that entirely and for a very reasonable price.
Posted by Denise | August 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic citation
Attorney Lavonda Graham-Williams met with me to discuss an automobile traffic citation as a professional driver. After presenting the facts, she was able to get my alleged citation/allegation dismissed. If you are searching for a legal professional -- I would not search any further. Thank you so much for your expertise in resolving this matter.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2017
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Great result w/ affordable price
Our daughter was charged with reckless driving (excessive speed) and possession of marijuana. Ms. Graham-Williams told us the price up front and what to expect. We got a continuance for her first court date. Then on the 2nd court date we were among many who were charged with possession and were offered to enter a program to reduce charges/punishments. Ms. Graham-Williams told us to not do that. We waited and watched while most of the others took the program deal. Finally after all the others had finished she came out from talking to the prosecutors and informed us that our daughter only had to plead to speeding, pay the fine for speeding and court costs. That was it. We were so happy and relieved with the result. Don't hesitate to hire her, she knows her stuff and very down to earth, very friendly. Thanks Lavonda!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2017
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Traffic defense
Ms.Williams did a great job getting a reckless driving charge dismissed. She is reasonably priced and could not be more pleased with the results.
Posted by Raheem | November 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Lavonda is very professional and did an amazing job!
Lavonda Graham Williams is a superb and dedicated lawyer. She did an amazing job for me which resulted in a good deal; this was way better than anything I thought that I would have received. She is passionate and very knowledgeable about her work and the understanding of the court system. She really strives for the best results while being compassionate and taking a personal interest in the case. I really felt like she genuinely wanted the best for me and was supportive while representing my best interest until the end! I am so thankful that Attorney Lavonda Graham Williams worked with me on and all throughout my case. She explained everything that I should expect and was very reassuring with helping me understand what I was going to be experiencing in court as it was my first time. This made me feel at ease and took a lot of anxiety and stress off my back as the days past. I had an amazing outcome and was very pleased with the all the hard work and time she put in for me!
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Posted by Kymie Pleasant | March 24, 2016
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SUPERB PERFORMANCE
A friend recommended me to Mrs. Graham Williams. I needed an attorney immediately! I contacted her after hours. Even in the midst of her personal responsibilities she took my telephone call. She was attentive, interested and eager to help -- and that she did! She helped my son exceptionally well during the process and thereafter! Mrs. Graham Williams is professional, dedicated, diligent in her craft and always available -- by telephone or text. Last, her costs are affordable, which helped tremendously at an expected time. I will HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mrs. Graham Williams!
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2016
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She is passionate about her work
Lavonda Graham Williams is a superb lawyer. She did a great job for me which resulted in a good result. She is passionate about her work and clients and strives to achieve the best result. In addition to being a high caliber professional, she is compassionate and takes a personal interest in the case.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office Of Lavonda N. Graham-Williams, Esq.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Anderson, Graham & Wooditch
  • 2001 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Huff, Poole & Mahoney, PC
  • 2000 - 2001

Education

  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Bar Association (Ben Jones chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar,
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Attorney
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Attorney
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Emerging Leader
  • Small Business Association
  • 2014
  • Woman of the Year
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (6)
Endorse Lavonda
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I give Ms. Graham Williams my highest endorsement. Lavonda is a seasoned veteran trial attorney that commands respect throughout northern Virginia from courthouse to courthouse and courtroom to courtroom from prosecutors and judge alike. She obtains great results for her clients and works very hard for them. I cannot say enough good about her - she has my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lavonda is a quality and insightful lawyer. I know of her excellence through talking with her about how to win cases. She is a terrific person to boot."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lavonda and I worked together on a very serious criminal matter. Because of her criminal expertise and guidance, we were able to overcome false charges and keep innocent people out of jail. I highly recommend Lavonda to anyone needed representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Lavonda is a hardworking experienced attorney. She is friendly and professional. I endorse her!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Graham-Williams is highly dedicated, competent advocate for her clients. She is hard working and honest. She is well respected by her colleagues in the Criminal Defense field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. There are few, if any, attorneys better than Lavonda Graham-Williams. Knows her way around a courtroom and always willing to lend a helping hand."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lavonda is a hard-working and brilliant lawyer. She is incredible in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lavonda is a creative, energetic attorney who truly advocates for her clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lavonda is a hardworking, experienced attorney who not only is familiar with the law, but also the various attorneys and judges in the area (which is just as important in successfully evaluating and resolving a case). Her friendly but professional approach to her clients makes working with her a pleasure. I recommend her without reservation"
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Alexandria Criminal defense Lawyer Lavonda Nicole Graham-Williams
Lavonda Nicole Graham-Williams
Criminal defense Attorney
Alexandria, VA
Licensed for 23 years
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