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Anthony Charles Williams

Criminal defense Attorney at Stafford, VA

5.0   20 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    Felonies, Misdemeanors, Appeals, DUIs, Drugs, Sex Crimes, Murder/Homicide, Assault & Battery, Juveniles, Etc.

    31 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Contested or Uncontested Divorce, Spousal Support, Child Custody, Child Support, Protective Orders, Adoption, High-Asset Equitable Distribution. Protection of assets.

    15 years, 600 cases

  3. Family
    5%
    Wills and powers of attorney, Divorce, Spousal Support, Child Custody, Child Support, Protective Orders, Adoption, High-Asset Equitable Distribution.

    15 years, 115 cases

  4. Military law
    5%
    Courts-Martial, Appeals, Administrative Separations, Boards of Inquiry.

    31 years, 500 cases

  5. Personal injury
    5%
    Automobile Accidents, Premises Liability, Federal Tort Claims, Intentional Torts.

    15 years, 50 cases

HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME? DO YOU NEED A DIVORCE? WE PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL & TIMELY SERVICE.

Founding attorney Anthony Williams has extensive experience handling high-stakes cases. As a lawyer for the United States Marine Corps, he provided dedicated legal services across the country and around the globe. He held the positions of Military Judge, Senior Criminal Defense Trial Attorney, Prosecutor and Senior Appellate Defense Attorney. His service as a judge advocate gave him a broad background in both military and civilian law.

With over two decades of legal experience, attorney Anthony Williams has successfully handled complex civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts. He now practices in the areas of Family Law; Divorce; Child Custody and Support; Criminal Defense, including Courts-Martial and Appeals; and Civil Litigation, including personal Injury.

Client's Choice 2015
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Licensed for 31 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 02/13/2017
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1995
Updated 12/07/2022
State IL
Status Voluntarily Inactive
Acquired 1991
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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Williams Stone Carpenter Buczec, PC
1303 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA, 22554
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700 Princess Anne St
Fredericksburg, VA, 22401
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10432 Balls Ford Rd.
Suite 300
Manassas, VA, 20109
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Anthony received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by Janet | January 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I received excellent legal service from Atty. Anthony Williams. He represented me well in my case that the charge was dismissed and highly recommend him to be your representative. Thanks Atty. Anthony!
Posted by Hadidja | October 6, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer.
My name is Hadidja. Mr. Williams was excellent in defending my case which seemed complicated to other lawyers. Some lawyers refused to represent me, but Mr. Anthony Charles Williams did not hesitate. At the trial he was able to see the little details in the testimonies before anyone else. Of course the victory was ours. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone.
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Posted by Susan | August 30, 2019
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Pruitt's case
Mr. Williams assisted me with my assault and batter charge. I was found innocent on charge and protective order was dismissed. I am very glad I hired him. He was aggressive and very good. Thanks for your service.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2017
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Five stars
Mr. Williams obtained a not guilty verdict for me. Of course I was not guilty but the courts will railroad you if you don't have an experienced attorney. I know he handled my case in a professional manner.
Posted by Pennie | March 2, 2017
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Above And Beyond
I've had the pleasure of working with Mr. Williams for several months on a complex case involving a will. He's gone above and beyond anything I could've wished from an attorney. He's made sure that everything has been done with precision , has taken much burden off my shoulders, and been a comfort during this difficult time. He's the best attorney I've ever worked with and I can't stress this enough. His staff is also very caring and helpful and right on task. Mr. Williams has paid a great honor and respect to the World War 2 hero that we've jointly been working to lay to rest over the past several months. He's a wonderful man and credit to the U.S.M.C.
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Posted by Ken | August 6, 2016
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Living the Life!
Retired from the USAF and facing divorce, I searched for a lawyer who understands the military and its retirement benefits. Thankfully I found Anthony C. Williams and Associates in Stafford, Virginia. Wanting to throw in the towel and move on with my life, Mr. Williams encouraged me to stay the course through 2 unsuccessful mediation attempts and the final court appearance spanning more than a year. The outcome could not have been better! Expecting much worse than the numerous offers tendered, Mr. Williams aggressively defended me and my assets against baseless claims. Thanks to Mr. Williams and his professional staff, I can put this chapter of my life behind me, and start living a more fulfilling life!
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Posted by Brittany | January 5, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer Hands Down
I want to take the time to express how amazing Mr. Williams and staff are! I have retained Mr. Williams's services for a good ~3 years as my ex husband loves wasting money on court battles. I have always been extremely confident with Mr. Williams and his staff to fully represent me and fight for me. They are kind and friendly, knowledgable and in tune with the judges. Mr. Williams provides honest feedback and works diligently. My cases involved family law mainly custody and support issues but I have also referred friends to him who have also won their cases! I can not express more how wonderful and privileged I was to find him and be able to retain him. I would t be where I am today if it was t for him!!
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Posted by Tony | September 16, 2015
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Experienced and Customer Focused
I have used Mr. Williams for my Divorce and creating a Will & Power of Attorney. He was complete in all his actions and kept me informed along the development of the actions.
Posted by Kathy | September 11, 2015
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Professional and Knowledgeable Attorney
I have used Mr. Williams for two separate legal matters. The first was a corporate law concern that I had while President of a local not for profit swim club. His expertise in VA codes and corporate law was impeccable. He saved a swim club that had been in existence since 1962 from going under. His knowledge of this type of club and his expertise in corporate law really aided us in our quest to find a fair and equitable answer to our issues. He was able to instruct the board how to properly word and enforce the bylaws of this club. The second incident involved a deed that was falsely filed in mine and my husband's name. The county was ready to take our land under the eminent domain clause when we hired Mr. Williams. His ability to communicate our concerns to the County and his knowledge of the area and its terrain actually saved the tax payers of this county quite a bit of money. He was able to have meeting with the engineers of VDOT which proved what we were saying was correct. The land that they had proposed to take in order to bring our road into the system would have cost taxpayers much more money than the final solution that was found. My husband and I really appreciate the personal touch he took with our case. He was open to any questions or remarks we had to make on this issue. The most important thing I believe, that made us be able to keep our land was his ability to convey the truth and to maintain a calm persona when others around him (myself included) were getting hot around the collar. Thank you Mr. Williams for your fine legal mind!! I would hope that all attorneys would be as fair minded and honest as you were.
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Posted by Bryce | August 30, 2015
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Military law
Mr. Williams was excellent in defending my case. He was both knowledgeable and eloquent, and was able to see the little details in the evidence before anyone else. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Steven | August 25, 2015
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Dedicated to his profession
Mr. Williams is a polite and well polished attorney. In consulting with him I quickly noted his calm and professional demeanor. He is well connected within the legal community and is respected by his peers and judges. Throughout the process of litigation (including multiple court appearances) Mr. Williams executed a successful plan. He has a simple yet no non-sense approach and bolsters his case with the facts. This helped not only me but the other attorneys and judges to understand as well. Which helps the opposition and the judge to see his point of view and that aids in its concurrence. His ability to remain calm and focused greatly enhances his ability to explain and present his case. He has a tenacious, uncompromising and unwavering commitment to his clients and their best interests. Has the education, experience and personality to secure such. Litigation can be very a emotionally, financially and physically exhausting process. Through his experience, confidence, competence and excellent communication skills Mr. Williams is able to shield his clients from some of this and make the processes a little easier for those he represents. From working with other attorneys in the area, Mr. Williams has remained my "go to" for representation. I strongly endorse and recommend him.
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Posted by Angela | August 23, 2015
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Excellent Lawyer
Anthony Wlilliams has represented our family in numerous cases and each time he has been a blessing in our lives. He is extremely professional and takes the time to listen thoroughly to the problem and gives feedback appropriate to the issue at hand. I would highly recommend Mr. Williams as an attorney.
Posted by Shannon | August 22, 2015
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Custody Appeal
Mr.Williams is an excellent attorney. He was thorough and ready for court. I was not treated like "some client". He and his staff were professional, helpful and friendly. If the need ever arises again he will be my first call.....
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2015
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Mr. Rice
Mr. Williams was honest and outstanding in representing myself for an issue that I had. Court proceedings were timely and easy to manage with work schedule. It was nice to be cleared of charges that were not valid.
Posted by Sonia Smith | August 20, 2015
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This is an Outstanding Attorney
Anthony Williams was my attorney during my divorce a couple of years ago. He lead me through a very difficult and long process with excellent advise and guidance. His staff provided exemplary service that I have not found in a long time. I HIGHLY recommend this Attorney to anyone who want to be represented by an excellent Attorney.
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Posted by Laura | August 19, 2015
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My Very Difficult Divorce
I hired Mr Williams to help with my divorce. Not only did this divorce involve personal assets, it also involved a business and business assets. Through every brick wall and thrown stone, Mr Williams toughed it out. It did not ever seem like things would go our way with the judge, but finally Mr Williams persistence and dedication prevailed. I would hire Mr Williams again in a minute for anything he would agree to. His honesty and integrity is absolutely amazing in todays society. I trust him with every aspect of all that I hold dear. His whole office is alway friendly, helpful, and very professional. In my opinion, he is one of the last " good" ones.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2015
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Exceptional
Mr. Williams gave his time and thorough attention to our case, which up until we hired him, had been poorly handled by the lower court system. We owe everything to him. No person or case is too small - he made us feel totally validated.
Posted by Tiffany | August 18, 2015
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Divorce Attorney
Mr. Williams was my attorney for divorce, custody, and protective order issues. He was very responsive to my questions and knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to my case. He and his staff were very friendly and helpful. My case was very difficult and thanks to Mr. Williams I was very happy with the outcome of my case. Mr. Williams is a tough litigator who will fight tirelessly for your case in court. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great lawyer.
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Posted by Shirley Gonzalez | August 18, 2015
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The best
Mr. Williams and his staff are absolutely amazing. Very professional and caring. They truly go above and beyond. He handle my divorce case and took care of everything. I got to say he is truly the best.
Posted by Dan | August 17, 2015
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Thank you for your service and support
Mr. William provided sound advice and counsel regarding my case. He provided common sense instructions to me with regard to the law and recommended mediation prior to any court action. This was instrumental to keep costs down and minimize the emotional tax to me and members of my family. He explained the pros and cons to the arguments for follow on court petitions and the probable outcomes of the court. I felt prepared and I was not surprised by the actions of the opposing lawyer or the court. I was also supported by his great staff and could readily obtain answers to my questions and concerns aside from the legal aspects of my case, such as billing, payment plans or document preparation, to name a few. I would readily use Mr. William’s services again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Williams Stone Carpenter Buczec, PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Anthony C. Williams & Associates, PC
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Anthony C. Williams PLLC
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Marine/Attorney
  • US Marine Corps
  • 1980 - 2007
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Illinois
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Fredericksburg Area Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Military Law Section
  • Board of Governors
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Meritorious Service Medal (2)
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Having worked both for and against Mr. Williams, I know he is a tough litigator that fights hard for his clients. He is a stoic and convincing attorney to have at your side in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Williams is an outstanding attorney, both in the courtroom and in the office. Having now worked with and against Mr. Williams, it is a true pleasure working for someone as professional and courteous as he. He is diligent and is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients and his colleagues. Whether working a case with Mr. Williams, or looking to hire an attorney, I would highly recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel to Mr. Williams on several occasions and have always found him to be well-prepared and zealous. Mr. Williams is familiar with the relevant law, and has a respected relationship with the courts in the 15th Judicial Circuit."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Williams is an excellent attorney with a straightforward, knowledgeable approach to handling various legal matters. I have found him to be hard-working, up-to-date on legal issues and focused on his clients' needs. Mr. Williams has a wealth of prior experience that he can bring to bear on matters he's engaged on, whether it's a military courts-martial, a family law or divorce issue or a criminal defense matter. His background with the military, from both enlistment and as an attorney and judge, as well as his overall practice experience, allows him to analyze cases and consider all impacts of a legal proceeding for a client. Mr. Williams is dedicated to the profession, his clients and their best outcomes. He is an excellent attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very experienced and extremely knowledgeable. He is a great trial attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony Williams is a fantastic trial attorney. He is a tireless worker and polished advocate. He leaves no stone left unturned."
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Stafford Criminal defense Lawyer Anthony Charles Williams
Anthony Charles Williams
Criminal defense Attorney
Stafford, VA
Licensed for 31 years