Alanna Williams

Alanna Williams

Small firm with a large presence
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • California, Virginia
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Biography

Growing up, Alanna’s parents heard primarily one complaint from her teachers: she talks too much. In high school, she had an English teacher sit down and explain to her that she needed to develop her listening skills and taught her that she would learn a lot more by listening than by talking. Alanna is a product of LA Law, and in her youth, the television show glamorized being a lawyer. Being active in debate and public speaking in high school and college, law school was a natural progression. She found that the two important qualities in being a family law attorney is listening to her clients and finding solutions that work for their families.

After graduating from California Western School of Law, Alanna spent several years in San Diego, California, representing more than 400 clients in a wide range of legal matters, including personal injury, medical malpractice, contract disputes, and wrongful banking practices.

In 1999, she relocated to Northern Virginia where she joined a firm focusing my practice on family law issues. Alanna wanted to make more of an impact in her new community and decided family law was a chance to get justice for her clients in incredibly important ways. She joined the firm formally known as The Duff Law Firm in June 2004, where she handled all aspects of family law matters, and eventually became a principal of the firm.

After spending several years in her own practice, Alanna joined Cook Craig and Francuzenko as a Principal in April 2020. She continues to advocate tirelessly for her clients and enjoys mentoring the firm’s young associates.

Education
California Western School of Law
J.D.
Activities: Jessup Moot Court Team (1989-1991)
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California State University - San Diego State University
B.A.
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California State University - San Diego State University
B.S.
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Professional Experience
Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC
Current
Awards
“Super Lawyers” List
Super Lawyers Magazine
Top 100 Lawyers
The National Advocates
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar
Member
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Fairfax Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Member, Fairfax Bar Association Family Law Section
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Fairfax County Circuit Court Committee
Member
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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United States Supreme Court Bar
Member
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Fairfax Law Foundation
Member
Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 157712
Inactive Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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Virginia
Virginia State Bar
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U.S. District Court Central District of California
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U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
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U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
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U.S. District Court Northern District of California
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U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC Website
Website
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Contact & Map
3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 865-7480
Fax: (703) 434-3510