William B. Cummings

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Alexandria, VA

Attorney at Law
 | PO Box 1177, Alexandria, VA 22313
Phone: 703-836-7997
Fax: 703-836-0238
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1964
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

The managing partner of William B. Cummings PC, located in Alexandria, Virginia, William B. Cummings provides representation to clients in Fairfax, Prince William, Arlington and Loudoun counties. He has been practicing law for more than 50 years, and his clients appreciate and respect his extensive experience and attention to detail as well as the personal attention that Mr. Cummings devotes to them. His successes over the years have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, who have awarded Mr. Cummings an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Cummings wanted to be a lawyer ever since he was in elementary school, and he fulfilled that desire when he was awarded his Juris Doctor by the University of Virginia School of Law in 1964. Mr. Cummings started his career with a small firm that had a civil and criminal defense litigation practice, and he gained extensive experience in the courtroom during his 11 years there. In 1975, he was appointed by President Gerald Ford to be the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. During his tenure there, Mr. Cummings supervised assistant U.S. attorneys in criminal cases involving fraud, espionage, murder and other serious charges, and he and his staff defended the United States in many civil cases. Mr. Cummings left his position and returned to private practice in 1979.

In addition to helping clients who are facing serious federal or state criminal charges, Mr. Cummings provides representation to people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. Admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Criminal Law

Civil Litigation (30%)

Personal Injury - General (20%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Law


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2012

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Admitted: 1964, Virginia

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PO Box 1177
Alexandria, VA 22313

Phone: 703-836-7997

Fax: 703-836-0238

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Last Updated: 8/3/2018

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