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Tawanda Marie Williams

Criminal defense Attorney at Memphis, TN

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Tawanda Williams Law Office

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Tawanda

Learn Tawanda’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Attorney Williams successfully handles both Misdemeanor and Felony cases and she has excellent Negotiation, Preliminary Hearing, and Trial Skills.

    16 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Attorney Williams has extensive experience handling DUI cases and has had many cases dismissed and/or charges reduced.

    16 years

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    Attorney Williams has successfully handled thousands of Domestic Violence cases.

    16 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Attorney Williams is a Former City Prosecutor and has extensive experience handling Traffic Ticket cases.

    16 years

The Legal System can be overwhelming at times and it would be my pleasure to successfully guide you through this arduous process.  I know first hand how frustrating it can be when seeking information on a loved one's case or trying to get an update on what's happening from the Attorney handling the case.  I feel its imperative to keep clients and their families informed throughout the entire legal process.  Rest assured that YOU will be my priority!  I take pride in getting to know my clients as individuals not as just another case.  I will ensure the Scales of Justice remain balanced and that your Constitutional Rights are protected at all times.  I will work diligently to provide you with a thoroughly researched and negotiated case.  My job as your Attorney will be to inform you of your options then allow you to make well informed decisions based on thorough and competent information.  

I am licensed to practice Law in the State of Tennessee and have always been in good standing with the Board of Professional Responsibility.  I currently practice Criminal Law and have handled thousands of cases in both the General Sessions and Criminal Courts in Memphis, TN.  

I graduated from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, MS where I received a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree.  Also, prior to attending Law School, I graduated Cum Laude from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. 

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Location

Tawanda Williams Law Office
242 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN, 38103

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING LAWYER
Tawanda is the BEST!!! FIVE STARS!!! Takes care of her business accordingly an gets the job done. HIGHLY recommend, she is amazing at what she do. If you want to be worry free HIRE HER, you won'1t regret it.50
Posted by Tiesha | July 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
She is a great lawyer. She always there no matter what. Every phone call, every email will always be answered. She handled my case and got it dismissed and expunged in the same day. She has a flat fee which is always reasonable. No added or hidden fees. If you need a lawyer, give her a call. And she will settle it all.
Posted by Quinsanto | August 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney for hire
Ms. Williams is a excellent and experience attorney that handled my court case with her full experience as an officer of the court. I would use her services again if need be, and I advise that if you need an attorney that can answer all of your questions and needs with law, I highly recommend Ms. Tawanda Williams. She's a awesome lawyer, that gets the job done.
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Response from Tawanda Williams August 7, 2017
Quinsanto it was a pleasure representing you and I'm glad to hear you would retain me in the future if need be. Thank you so much!
Posted by Bryan | October 7, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Defense Lawyer
If you have any doubts as to who you should hire for your lawyer, hire Ms. Williams. She responded quickly to my concerns, her office was very professional, she was extremely kind. She made the entire experience a pleasant one. The outcome of the case was great. I would hire her for any defense case and I would highly recommend her to others.
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Response from Tawanda Williams November 3, 2015
Bryan, thank you so much for this review. It was my pleasure representing you in this matter and I'm glad I exceeded all your expectations!
Posted by Will | March 22, 2015
Happy Client1
Ms. Williams made me feel comfortable and less stress with my first time in court. I am on probation for theft under $500. I was charges stealing a car and theft over $500. I am on probation and very happy with her work.
Response from Tawanda Williams November 3, 2015
Will, I am glad I was able to accommodate you and make the best of your most stressful situation! I strive to put my Clients at ease and to reassure them that I will go the battle for them and get the best outcome possible! I'm honored you chose my Law Office to assist you during this stressful time!
Posted by Ann | March 9, 2015
I recommend this lawyer
Tawanda Williams got my case for false report reduced down from a felony, so I could go on Diversion quickly. I'm happy with my results and will hire her again.
Response from Tawanda Williams November 3, 2015
Ann, thank you for the review and I'm glad that I was able to get your Felony case reduced to a Misdemeanor and get you placed on Judicial Diversion so this entire matter can be put behind you once and for all! I'm honored you chose me as your Attorney!
Posted by Theodore | February 27, 2015
DUI Charge DISMISSED
Ms. Williams had my DUI dismissed. I only pled guilty to Reckless Endangerment. Ms. Williams did a real good job for me and I tell everyone to hire her.
Response from Tawanda Williams November 3, 2015
Theodore, thank you for allowing me to assist you during this most trying time in your life. DUI's have detrimental consequences and I was elated to negotiate your charge to Reckless Endangerment which is far less severe and doesn't carry the same bad outcome as your original charge! I'm glad I could help you!
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2015
Knowledgable and caring
Ms. Williams was able to get my DUI dismissed to Reckless Endangerment. She is good, easy to work with, and I am glad I hired her office.
Posted by Tabby | February 15, 2015
Good lawyer
Ms. Williams got my case felony dismissed. I cashed a check in Jackson, TN and Walmart tried to charge me in Memphis. I am so happy I hired Ms, Williams for my lawyer.
Response from Tawanda Williams November 3, 2015
Tabby, I'm happy I was able to assist with your case and glad I discovered a lack of jurisdiction in Shelby County and get your case dismissed!
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2014
Theft Case Dismissed
Attorney Williams represented me on my theft case and was able to get the case dismissed. I was pleased with the services rendered.
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2014
Aggravated Assault case went to domestic assault
I hired Attorney Tawanda Williams on my Aggravated Assault case, but she had my case reduced to Domestic Assault and set up for me to take Anger Management and Parenting classes. She worked hard on my case and returned all my phone calls.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2014
Felony reduced to Misdemeanor
Ms. Williams handled my felony possession cocaine with intent to manufacture and negotiated it down to a misdemeanor simple possession cocaine with a $750 fine and no jail time. I was happy not to do any jail time because I work and could have lost my job if I had to do jail time.
Posted by Eric | January 14, 2014
Good Attorney
Ms. Williams was my Attorney in Division 10 and handled a misdemeanor domestic assault case for me. I was happy with her services and liked that she returned my calls quickly.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Tawanda Williams Law Office
  • 2013 - Present
  • City Prosecutor
  • City of Memphis
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Attorney-at-Law
  • Shelby County Government
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Shelby County Government
  • 2004 - 2008
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Education

  • Tennessee Association Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2016
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Christian Brothers University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001
  • State Technical Institute
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • 1995
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed
  • Felony Case Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed - 5 counts CA: First Degree Murder, 5 counts Reckless Endangerment w/Deadly Weapon
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best DWI Lawyer in Memphis, TN
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Avvo Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Memphis, TN
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2016
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Best Business of Memphis Award in Legal Services Category
  • Best Businesses of Memphis
  • 2016
  • Avvo Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Best Business of Memphis Award in Legal Services Category
  • Best Businesses of Memphis
  • 2015
  • Avvo Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Cum Laude Honors
  • Christian Brothers University
  • 2001
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities
  • Christian Brothers University
  • 2001
  • Magna Cum Laude Honors
  • State Technical Institute
  • 1995
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
  • State Technical Institute at Memphis
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Shelby County Public Defender's Office, Handout on Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 8(a)
  • Tennessee Rule Criminal Procedure - Rule 8(a)
  • 2013
  • Shelby County Public Defender's Office, General Sessions Information Booklet
  • General Sessions Information Booklet
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • TN Rule Criminal Procedure 8(a)
  • TN Rule Criminal Procedure 8(a)
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (30)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you, or a loved one, find yourself in need of a criminal defense attorney it is important to retain an experienced, knowledgeable and competent lawyer. Ms. Williams is well respected in the legal community for those reasons."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've indirectly experienced her fine work through immigration cases which ended up in Philadelphia and were referred to me from close colleagues in Memphis. The referred clients had previously been represented by Attorney Williams in separate cases. She skillfully guided the criminal defense so as to preserve their right to fight to stay in the USA. We managed to keep all in the country."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Quality representation and exceptional attentiveness to clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tawanda is a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tawanda is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse her without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She will get you the best possible outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tawanda Williams is a highly respected criminal defense attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her answers on Avvo demonstrate her extensive knowledge and dedication to helping people."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She's smart and knows the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Tawanda Williams provides a valuable service in the Avvo community by posting accurate and helpful legal answers for individuals who came here asking for some advice. She demonstrates an excellent knowledge of the law and a compassion to help people in need. She has earned respect from her colleagues within the legal community. I fully endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 23
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Williams is a fantastic attorney. She is very knowledgeable and has great legal insight. I am happy to endorse Ms. Williams."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A knowledgeable and aggressive litigator. Always a helpful combination. Call her to see what she can do you for you"
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