Kanita C. Williams

My name is Kanita Williams, and I am the Principal and Managing Attorney of The Law Office of Kanita C. Williams, P.C.  I have spent the past 5 years defending individuals in the District who are accused of serious felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses, and private vehicle for hire offenses.  I have prepared and defended over 500 criminal cases, and gained a high level of familiarity with the court process, legal procedure and substantive law underlying criminal prosecutions in the District.

As your defense attorney, it is my job to zealously represent you from the point you are detained or arrested, through until the resolution of your case through dismissal, acquittal, or conviction.  As such, there are many proactive steps that I take to assist my clients in having their case no papered, dismissed, or resolved in an acquittal at trial.  And even in the unfortunate case of a conviction, there are many things I, and my clients, can do to minimize the risk of incarceration or a lengthy and rigorous probation term.

I also have experience in successfully moving to seal my client’s criminal records, to protect them from the negative impact a criminal record can have on their employment opportunities.

Prior to opening my law office, I was Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Harold L. Cushenberry, Jr., an Associate Judge in the D.C. Superior Court, where I spent three years doing legal research and writing for the judge as he presided over felony and misdemeanor cases.  I received my Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University School of Law, and my Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Law; Spanish and Comparative Law, from the State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY Binghamton).


  • D.C. BAR
  • N.Y. BAR


  • American Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar – Criminal Individual Rights Section
  • The Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association
  • The DC Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) certified in the administration and interpretation of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests


  • English
  • Spanish