William J. Holmes

For over thirty years, I have been engaged in the general practice of law having represented clients in a variety of actions in federal and state courts.

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Although I have had a diverse practice handling federal claims litigation, criminal defense, domestic relations and juvenile cases, etc., the majority of my experience has been the practice of Military Law, where I have been intimately involved in all aspects of military legal concerns.

I have represented clients of every branch of military service, both active and reserve, through the full spectrum of military criminal proceedings: pretrial investigations, courts-martial, and appellate representation through the Courts of Criminal Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the U.S. Supreme Court. I have represented clients in courts-martial and appeals involving nearly every criminal offense, including charges of murder, rape, child abuse, espionage and embezzlement; and have handled capital cases at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition to criminal charges, I have represented service members in a full range of military legal and administrative matters such as federal claims litigation, administrative discharge hearings, the imposition of nonjudicial punishment, clemency petitions, considerations for parole, and many diverse efforts to correct military and personnel records. I have represented military clients in nearly every state as well as overseas in Europe and Asia. I am willing to travel wherever I may be needed.

Furthermore, my opinions and advice concerning the current status and possible amendment of military criminal procedures have been presented to the Office of the General Counsel of the Department of Defense as well as to various Congressmen on the House Armed Services Committee and various other organizations. I have also regularly been contacted by the media at both the national and local level for expert opinions and have been quoted on numerous occasions in newscasts and articles involving military issues.
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Main Office
6064 Indian River Road, Suite 203
Virginia Beach  VA  23464

Phone
  • 757-420-9321
Fax
  • 757-420-4169
Criminal Defense
If you have been charged with a crime in Virginia, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
For more than 25 years, attorney William J. Jones has been fighting to defend the rights of clients, and has built a reputation on getting results. We are intimately familiar with all facets of the Virginia criminal justice system, and have the knowledge and ability to help guide you through the process while carefully explaining your legal options. We have represented numerous clients in local, state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:
-Arson
-Assault and battery
-Burglary
-Domestic violence
-Drug possession
-Drunk driving offenses
-Robbery
-Theft/larceny
-Traffic violations
-White collar crime

No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that we will help you overcome it, and will work to attain the best possible result for you.

Going the extra mile for your freedom:
We go the extra mile to ensure that you get the justice that you deserve. We take our oath to provide exemplary service very seriously, and through meticulous preparation and a firm attention to detail, we strive to achieve that goal. We personally speak with witnesses, review police records, and examine the alleged crime scene with a fine-toothed comb if necessary. We can also bring in experts to challenge the prosecution and assist us in preparing trial strategy. Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact William J. Holmes today.

William J. Holmes

ISLN: 906402328
Attorney

Practice areas
Military law, including:
-Courts-martial
-Investigations
-Appeals
-Administrative discharges
-Nonjudicial punishment
-Correction of records
-Medical boards

Criminal defense, including:
-Federal and state courts
-Felonies/misdemeanors

Family law, including:
-Divorce
-Custody
-Support
-Child protective services investigations
-Retirement issues

Admitted:
-Ohio and Ohio Supreme Court, 1980
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, Army Court of Criminal Appeals and Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 1982
-U.S. Supreme Court; 1988
-Virginia and Virginia Supreme Court, 1986
-U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1993
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2000

Education:
Capital University, J.D.

Biographical details:
Symposium Editor and Notes Editor, Capital University Law Review. Listed: Marquis Who's Who in America, 1992; Strathmore's Who's Who, 1998.

Military service:
U.S. Marine Corps 1981 - 1984, JAG Attorney Defense Counsel and Chief Review Officer

Biographical details:
-Marquis' WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW, 1992
-Strathmore WHO's WHO IN AMERICAN LAW, 1998
Education
  • Capital University
    Juris Doctorate
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