Dana O. Williams, Esq.

Dana O. Williams has been a trial attorney and partner at the Towson law firm of Heisler, Williams, & Lazzaro, LLC since 1988. He started his career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Baltimore County and since entering private practice has focused primarily on Family Law, Criminal Law, Estate Litigation and General Litigation. He is a Past President of the Baltimore County Bar Association, has served on the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association, has participated on numerous committees of those and other professional organizations and previously served as a member of the MSBA Family and Juvenile Law Section Council.

E-Mail:            danawilliams@hwllc.com

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2/1/88 – Present, Partner, Heisler, Williams & Lazzaro, L.L.C.
  • 12/6/86-1/31/88 – Associate, Bregel, Kerr & Heisler
  • 2/1/85-12/6/86 – Associate, Mann & Clarke
  • 7/5/77-2/1/85 – Assistant State’s Attorney
  • Admitted to Practice in 1976 – Admitted to:
    • Maryland Bar


  • Baltimore County Bar Association, President 2008-2009
  • Baltimore County Bar Foundation
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association
  • National Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association
  • Dissenters Law Club
  • Trial Table Law Club
  • Wednesday Law Club


  • 2007-Present Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent- AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
  • 2007-present published in Maryland SuperLawyers as having been voted a SuperLawyer in the primary practice area of Family Law
  • 2012-13 published in Washington D.C. & Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers in Family Law
  • 2007 Recipient of The Judith P. Ritchey Award For Outstanding Service to The Baltimore County Bar Association


  • Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors 2008-2010
  • Member MSBA Family & Juvenile Law Section Council 2010-2013
  • Member MSBA Long Range Planning Committee 2010-2012
  • Member MSBA Judicial Nominations Committee 2010-Present
  • Chair MSBA Subcommittee on Judicial Technology 2010-2013
  • Guest Presenter MICPEL Program for Young Attorney’s
  • Presenter MSBA Annual Conference on Discovery Dispute Resolution
  • Presenter MSBA Annual Conference on Professionalism
  • Oral Argument Judge 11/2003 National Moot Court Competition Region III
  • Attorney scorer/judge Baltimore County Public Schools Moot Court Competition for over 10 years
  • Presenter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the University of Baltimore School of Law Center for Families, Children and the Courts Family Law 101: Basics for the New Practitioner September 2012
  • Presenter Baltimore County Bar Association Family Law Continuing Legal Education Program April 2012 & May 2013
  • Presenter MSBA Family & Juvenile Law Section Council Program Continuing Legal Education Program for Attorneys May 2013
  • Participating Attorney Baltimore County Bar Association Pro Bono Day focused on Military Families May 2013
  • Panelist Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association Training Sessions 2011-2012
  • MICPEL Trial Advocacy Institute Multiple Years Faculty Member
  • Baltimore County Representative to the Maryland Court of Appeals Commission on Professionalism, Chair of the Discovery Sub-Committee.
  • Member of the Executive Council for the Baltimore County Bar Association for nine years and the Baltimore County Bar Association for over 20 years.
  • Campaign Chair for the Committee to Elect the Sitting Judges of Baltimore County for the Election ending in November of 2006
  • Major Events Chair for the Committee to Elect the Sitting Judges of Baltimore County 2006-present

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