Ed Nuttall

Top rated Family Law attorney in Fairfax, Virginia

Carroll & Nuttall, P.C.
Ed Nuttall
Carroll & Nuttall, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 1996

Education: The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024

Carroll & Nuttall, P.C.

10521 Judicial Dr
Suite 110
Fairfax, VA 22030 Visit website


A distinguished partner at Carroll & Nuttall, P.C., located in Fairfax, Virginia, Ed Nuttall has a diverse practice focusing on family law, criminal defense, personal injury and traffic law. He serves clients across Virginia and the District of Columbia. Throughout his esteemed career, he has garnered a reputation as a highly skilled trial attorney in both civil and criminal matters. 

His background as a former prosecutor has equipped Mr. Nuttall with invaluable experience, having tried numerous misdemeanor, felony and traffic cases. With a particular concentration on cases involving police use of force in Virginia, he is widely recognized for his proficiency in navigating complex legal issues.

Drawing on his extensive trial experience, Mr. Nuttall handles a wide range of civil and criminal cases throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C. His criminal practice encompasses matters ranging from misdemeanors and traffic offenses to serious felonies, including sex crimes, financial crimes and violent offenses. Additionally, he is a seasoned civil litigator, focusing on personal injury cases and family law matters such as divorce, child support, custody and visitation.

Mr. Nuttall's commitment to excellence has earned him Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer-review rating of AV Preeminent*. He has been distinguished as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Virginia by The National Trial Lawyers and recognized as a Top Criminal Defense Attorney and Personal Injury Attorney by Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian magazine.

Beyond his legal practice, Mr. Nuttall is deeply involved in advocacy work. He is an active member of Autism Speaks, a national advocacy group, where he serves on the Board of Directors and holds leadership positions in various committees. Additionally, Mr. Nuttall has served as president of the Virginia Autism Project and as chairman of the Autism Speaks Potomac 5K.

Mr. Nuttall obtained his Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in 1996, following his undergraduate studies at The Catholic University of America, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. 

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Child Support, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Father's Rights, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Name Change, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Probation, Sex Offenses, Slip and Fall, Theft, Traffic Violations, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Family Law
  • 40% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1996, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.carrollnuttall.com/attorneys/edward-j-nuttall/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1996 
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fairfax Law Foundation, contributor
  • 2013-2021 Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Virginia, 2020
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
Educational Background:
  • Catholic University, B.A., 1990 
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks National Capital Area, 2015
  • Board of Directors, Virginia Autism Project, 2024
  • President, The Fraternal Order of Police Associates, Fairfax Lodge 77. The FOPA is a civilian affiliate of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Our members are friends and families of law enforcement Officers, responsible and respected business persons, professional men and women, and citizens from all walks of life—people willing to devote a portion of their time and efforts toward assisting the various law enforcement agencies of our communities, states and nation. The FOPA is part of a national organization known as the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Associates with local Lodges throughout the nation. The GLFOPA is a non-stock charitable corporation as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Lodges that are members of the GLFOPA are entitled to share the tax exempt status. Any contributions made to those Lodges are tax exempt. The corporation is a non-partisan organization without regard to race, creed, color or religious belief. The FOPA's interests revolve around law enforcement and the men and women that have dedicated their lives to the protection of ours. The FOPA actively supports legislation, charitable causes, and all law enforcement efforts on a local, state and national level., 2012
  • 2017 Top Lawyer Washingtonian Magazine , Top Lawyer, Washingtonian Magazine, 2023
  • 2013-2020 Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Virginia, 100 Top Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2023
  • 2014-2017 Top Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury in Northern Virginia
  • Top Lawyer Northern Virginia Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2023
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Virginia, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2019
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Top 100 Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2020
  • Top Lawyer Washingtonian Magazine, 2018

Office location for Ed Nuttall

10521 Judicial Dr
Suite 110
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-563-9949


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024

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