William Wides Esquire

The Manassas Law Group, PC
9255 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 361-8246
www.manassaslaw.com


I was born and raised in northern New Jersey, where I lived until I attended the University of Delaware for my undergraduate studies.   I moved to Virginia days after my graduation, and have resided here ever since.

I received my J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law.  During my time at Mason I served as a member of George Mason’s Moot Court Board and as an Executive Board Member of Mason’s Trial Advocacy Association.  I was honored to have been selected by the Trial Advocacy Association to represent George Mason in multiple national trial competitions.

While still a law student I worked for the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Alexandria, Virginia.  During my tenure in this office I obtained my third year practice certificate and prosecuted criminal and traffic cases in all three of the City of Alexandria’s courts.  Since moving into private practice I have represented clients in both family and criminal matters in courts throughout Virginia.  My primary focus is on family law, where I handle divorce, custody, visitation, and support issues, however I regularly assist clients who have been accused of crimes ranging from traffic infractions to felony offenses.

Areas of Practice

Divorce
Child Custody
Visitation
Child Support
Spousal Support
Property Settlement Agreements
Traffic Offenses
Misdemeanor Offenses
Felony Offenses

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Virginia, 2013
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2015
U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2015
Immigration and Naturalization Appeals, 2015

Education

George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
J.D. - May, 2013
Honors: Executive Board Member, Trial Advocacy Association
Honors: Board Member, Moot Court Board
Honors: Executive Board Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

B.A. - 2009
Major: Sociology with a concentration on Law in Society
Minor: History

Honors and Awards

2017 Significant Service Award, given by the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar

Professional Associations and Memberships

Virginia State Bar
Fairfax Bar Association
Prince William County Bar Association
Board Member, Board of Directors of the Prince William County Bar Association, 2017 - Present
Leadership Prince William, Class of 2017
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, District 5 co-representative