Bruce R. Williamson

  • Lecturer

Bruce R. Williamson Jr. has been a trial lawyer in Virginia since 1979. He has concentrated in criminal defense since the mid-1990s and is currently practicing part-time, of counsel with Lepold & Freed in Charlottesville.

Williamson is from Queens, New York, and graduated from Regis High School in New York City. He earned his  B.A. degree from New York University in 1974 and his J.D. degree from UVA Law in 1978.

He served as a substitute judge in the 16th Judicial District from 1988-2000. Williamson is a past president of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Criminal Bar Association and the Charlottesville Area Criminal Bar Association. He received CABA’s Lifetime Service Award in 2020. Williamson previously served as a clinical supervisor and, later, director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at UVA Law. He also taught Trial Advocacy.

Bruce Williamson co-teaches the Criminal Defense clinic.


  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    New York University

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