Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
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
J.D., California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, 1991
Jessup Moot Court Team (1989-1991)
B.S., San Diego State University, San Diego, California, 1986
B.A. , San Diego State University, San Diego, California, 1986
- 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
The National Advocates – Top 100 Lawyers
Virginia Legal Services, 2008 - present
Ms. Williams is originally from San Diego, California where she 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, she attended California Western School of Law, graduating in 1991.
Ms. Williams spent the first seven years of her legal career in San Diego, California, where she 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 she honed her negotiation and litigation skills.
In 1999, she relocated to Northern Virginia and focused her 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, Ms. Williams joined McDowell and Associates where she learned all aspects of family law. She joined The Duff Law Firm in June 2004, where she continued to handle all aspects of family law matters, and became a Principal of the Firm in February 2009.
On October 1, 2016, Ms. Williams opened her practice, The Law Office of Alanna Williams, PLLC. She joined Cook Craig and Francuzenko as a Principal in April 2020.