Alanna Williams

Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC
3050 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-865-7480
www.cookcraig.com


I am originally from San Diego, California where I obtained both a B.S. and a B.A. degree from San Diego State University in 1986, After spending several years in the private business sector, I attended California Western School of Law, graduating in 1991.

I spent the first seven years of my legal career in San Diego, California, where I represented more than 400 clients in a wide range of legal matters, including personal injury, medical malpractice, contract disputes and wrongful banking practices. It was during these initial years in California that I honed my negotiation and litigation skills.

In 1999, I relocated to Northern Virginia and focused my practice on family law issues of divorce, custody and visitation, child support, spousal support (alimony) and equitable distribution of property.

Immediately after passing the Virginia Bar in 1999, I joined McDowell and Associates where I learned all aspects of family law. I joined The Duff Law Firm in June 2004, where I continued to handle all aspects of family law matters, and became a Principal of the Firm in February 2009.

On October 1, 2016, I opened my practice, The Law Office of Alanna Williams, PLLC

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Family Law
Alimony & Spousal Support
Custody & Visitation
Division of Marital Assets/Equitable Distribution
Child Support
Arbitration and Mediation
Property Settlement Agreements/Prenuptial Agreements
Divorce and Separation
Domestic Violence and Neglect
Protective Orders
State Appellate Practice
State Trial Practice

BAR ADMISSIONS

Virginia, 1999
California, 1992
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1992
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1992
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1992
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1992
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2000
U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2000
U.S. Supreme Court, 2009

EDUCATION

California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
J.D. - 1991
Honors: Jessup Moot Court Team (1989-1991)
San Diego State University, San Diego, California
B.S. - 1986
Major: Business
San Diego State University, San Diego, California
B.A. - 1986
Major: Political Science

RECOGNITION

The National Advocates - Top 100 Lawyers"

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Virginia State Bar, Member
State Bar of California, Member (inactive)
Fairfax Bar Association, Member
Fairfax Bar Association Family Law Section
Fairfax County Circuit Court Committee
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
United States Supreme Court Bar
Member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011 - Present
Fairfax Law Foundation

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

Virginia Legal Services, 2008 - 2009