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Melvin Edward Williams

Melvin Edward Williams

Mel Williams PLC
  • Personal Injury, Business Law, Employment Law...
  • Virginia
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Summary

Admitted to practice law in Virginia in 1998, Mel brings a wealth of litigation experience to clients that includes practice as a prosecutor and working for insurance companies defending lawsuits, to include defending government officials charged with misconduct and violations of civil rights. Now he represents persons and small businesses in litigation arising out of serious personal injury, employment disputes, and employment and administrative/governmental grievances, such as professional discipline. Mel received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from Bridgewater College of Virginia in 1995, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Philosophy/Religion. In 1998, The College of William and Mary's Marshall-Wythe School of Law awarded Mel his law degree, where he served with distinction on the moot court and trial court teams. In addition to practicing law, Mel has served as Secretary of the City of Roanoke's Electoral Board, an Emergency Medical Technician and pastor, and is a certified SCUBA Divemaster. He is married to Pamela "Ela" Fulghum Williams and lives in the City of Roanoke, Virginia.

Education
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
J.D. | law
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While in law school Mel also served as pastor to a 120 member congregation for 2 years, and volunteered as an emergency medical technician.
Honors: Moot Court Team, National Trial Team.
Activities: Moot Court Administrative Board, National Trial Team Administrative Board, and Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.
Bridgewater College
B.S. | PolSci and Phil/Rel
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Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa, ODK Oustanding Service Award, George C. Marshall Scholar, President's Scholar, Lambda Society
Activities: Student Body President; President, Student Ambassador Association, Tennis Team.
Professional Experience
owner
Mel Williams PLC
- Current
partner
Grimes and Williams, P.C.
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Partner handling employment, civil rights, and constitutional law cases.
senior associate attorney
Johnson, Ayers & Matthews, PLC
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Attorney defending all manner of suits to include personal injury, product defects, workers compensation.
associate attorney
Guynn & Memmer, P.C.
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Associate attorney defending suits involving personal injury, workers compensation and civil rights.
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Bedford County (Va.) Commonwealth's Attorney
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Specialized in prosecution of crimes involving minors and internet-based crimes against children.
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
4th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation for personal injury matters only.
  • Contingent Fees
    Fee arrangements vary depending on a variety of factors.
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Rights
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
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Contact & Map
1320 3rd Street, SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
USA
Telephone: (540) 266-7800
Fax: (540) 206-3857