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Melvin Edward Williams

Melvin Edward Williams

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

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation for personal injury matters only.
  • Contingent Fees
    Fee arrangements vary depending on a variety of factors.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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4th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Mel Williams PLC
- Current
Grimes and Williams, P.C.
Partner handling employment, civil rights, and constitutional law cases.
senior associate attorney
Johnson, Ayers & Matthews, PLC
Attorney defending all manner of suits to include personal injury, product defects, workers compensation.
associate attorney
Guynn & Memmer, P.C.
Associate attorney defending suits involving personal injury, workers compensation and civil rights.
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Bedford County (Va.) Commonwealth's Attorney
Specialized in prosecution of crimes involving minors and internet-based crimes against children.
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
J.D. | law
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.
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Bridgewater College
B.S. | PolSci and Phil/Rel
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.
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Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar
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Contact & Map
Mel Williams PLC
1320 3rd Street, SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Telephone: (540) 266-7800
Fax: (540) 206-3857
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed