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Alex R. Williams


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  • (F) 919.573.7450

Alex Williams is an attorney for the firm’s Litigation Group in both the Raleigh and Greensboro offices.  He handles both criminal and civil cases.

Alex’s criminal practice is dedicated to assisting people from all walks of life who have been investigated or charged with a crime. He represents individuals facing misdemeanor and felony charges in State and Federal Court. His progressive criminal practice in the federal courts for the Eastern District of North Carolina allowed him to be one of the youngest members on the EDNC CJA Panel (federal court-appointed list). He has defended clients accused of:

  • Violent Crimes, including murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault on a female
  • Property Crimes, including fraud, obtaining property by false pretenses, and larceny
  • Drug Crimes, including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, possession of controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Weapon Crimes, including possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of explosives
  • Sex Crimes, including rape, sexual exploitation of a minor, and possession of child pornography
  • Traffic Offenses


  • Appalachian School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • North Carolina State University, B.A. (Political Science and Criminology), 2007
Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina, 2010
  • Eastern District of North Carolina, 2010
  • Western District of North Carolina, 2011
  • Middle District of North Carolina, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
Civic & Professional Memberships
  • Campbell School of Law, Moot Court Judge and Advocacy Competition Judge
  • Federal Bar Association, Publicity and Technology Committee, Committee Member
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel, Eastern District of North Carolina, Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member

Alex authored “North Carolina Coastal Conversation: Intrusion on Littoral Property Owners’ Rights or Protection of Public Enjoyment?”, Appalachian Natural Resources Law Journal, Volume IV, Issue 1, 2010.

He co-authored material for a CLE entitled “Partnership and Shareholder Disputes from Start to Finish.”

During law school, he was a teaching and research assistant for a professor who taught legal writing. He also served as an Honor Court Justice, SBA Vice-President, Criminal Law Society President, and Associate Editor for the Appalachian Journal of Law.

Alex Williams was born and raised in Western North Carolina. While growing up he played baseball and soccer, and was active skiing and mountain biking. Weather permitting, Alex can still be found mountain biking and skiing. During his childhood days, he was known for his X-Game style both on a mountain bike and skis. While he may not mountain bike and ski as much as he would like, he is still quite the dare devil and can “throw down” a few tricks here and there.

Alex came to Raleigh to attend N.C. State University, and fell in love with both the school and the city. Alex is a loyal Wolfpack fan and attends nearly every home football game, and tries to attend at least one away game per year. Alex also enjoys the atmosphere of the re-vamped downtown Raleigh as well as the many parks and trails that Raleigh offers. 

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Robert Frost once said "A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer." My constant goal is to be the "better lawyer."