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  • Anthony Williams

    Managing Partner

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    Founding attorney Anthony Williams has extensive experience handling high-stakes cases. As a lawyer for the United States Marine Corps, he provided dedicated legal services across the country and around the globe. He held the positions of Military Judge, Criminal Defense Trial Attorney. Senior Appellate Defense Attorney. His service as a judge advocate gave him a broad background in both military and civilian law.

    With over 20 years of legal experience, attorney Anthony Williams has successfully handled complex civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts. He now practices in the areas of Family Law; Divorce; Child Custody and Support; Criminal Defense, including Courts-Martial and Appeals; and Civil Litigation, including Personal Injury.

    A native of Chicago, Anthony Williams enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1980. He then Studied Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois and interned at the Cook County State's Attorney's office.  He graduated from DePaul University College of Law. While studying law he worked as law clerk for the law firm of Greenbaum & Leavitt. Attorney Williams returned to the Marine Corps and retired after serving for 20 years. He opened the Law Offices of Anthony C. Williams & Associates in Stafford Virginia, where he continues to provide effective legal representation in a board spectrum of legal matters.

    As a retired Marine, Anthony Williams offers the honor, Courage and commitment of a true professional. He knows how to handle high-pressure situations, and how to effectively protect your interests.

    Bar Admissions

    • Virginia, 2007
    • California, 1995
    • Illinois, 1991
    • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1991
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1991
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1991
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1995
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1995
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1995
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1995
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2008
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2008
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2007
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996


    • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois - J.D. - 1991
    • University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois - B.A. - 1998
  • Eric Stone

    Managing Partner

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    A former U.S. Marine, Eric B. Stone understands the military. As a judge advocate general, he defended cases involving courts martial criminal offenses, Article 32 and command investigations, and handled other military law matters including AWOL and desertion, security clearance revocation and Article 15s.

    As a Stafford, Virginia, lawyer he manages local cases involving DUI, assault, harassment and juvenile offenses and civilian divorces. He also represents military families in divorce and family matters such as child support and protective orders.

    Eric B. Stone received a bachelor of arts degree from Duke University in 1986 and his Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law. He also is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming.

    He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded a meritorious service medal in 2003. He served as a judge at the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals in the Marines from 2005 to 2007. He is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and in Virginia and is admitted to the U. S. Supreme Court.

    When you have questions regarding criminal law, family law or military law, talk to Eric Stone.

    Bar Admissions

    • Virginia, 2007
    • New Jersey, 1994
    • Pennsylvania, 1993
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002


    • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia - J.D. - 1993
    • Duke University - B.A. - 1986
  • Elizabeth Carpenter-Hughes

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    Elizabeth Carpenter-Hughes is a passionate advocate for her clients. She works to resolve cases and legal issues in the most beneficial manner possible, utilizing all available means, including negotiation, mediation, and litigation. She strives to ensure that her clients receive a comprehensive solution that is best for them.

    Ms. Elizabeth Carpenter-Hughes practice focuses on the following types of law: family law matters, including divorce; custody, visitation, support and adoption; bankruptcy; estate planning; contract law; landlord/tenant disputes; and miscellaneous civil litigation in the greater Fredericksburg area. She is also qualified to serve as a guardian ad litem for children and adults in court-appointed matters.

    A native of King George, VA, Ms. Elizabeth Carpenter-Hughes believes strongly in community involvement. In addition to practicing law, she spends a significant amount of her personal time working with underprivileged and handicapped children, as well as serving in a local youth organization. This interaction with the community gives her a creative, compassionate perspective in domestic law cases. She also regularly attends a variety of continuing education and best practices seminars in order to stay informed of changing Virginia laws.

    After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and English from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Ms. Elizabeth Carpenter-Hughes received her Juris Doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. She gained valuable legal experience both while working for the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia and as an associate attorney with Rose M. Pantazis, P.C., in Stafford, Virginia. Ms. Elizabeth Carpenter-Hughes joined Anthony C. Williams & Associates, PC, as an associate attorney in 2013.

    Bar Admissions

    • Virginia, 2011
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2012


    • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia - J.D. - 2011
    • College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia - B.A. - 2008
  • Nathanael Buczek

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    Nathanael Buczek is a Criminal and Family Law Attorney practicing in Northern Virginia.  He graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors in Psychology and Philosophy in 2009.  Mr. Buczek graduated the University of Toledo College of Law in 2012, Cum Laude, with a certificate of concentration in Criminal Law.  

    Mr. Buczek has worked, with a third-year practice certificate, as a Prosecutor for the City of Toledo in Ohio and for Stafford County, VA.  Upon graduating, Mr. Buczek began working as private counsel handling cases involving Criminal Defense and Family Law.  Mr. Buczek also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem for children in need of representation.  

    In his time in private practice, Mr. Buczek has handled a wide variety of Criminal matters ranging from basic Traffic Offenses, DUI’s, Assault and Battery cases all the way to Felony Drug cases and Felony Malicious/Unlawful Wounding cases.  

    A hard-working and zealous attorney, Mr. Buczek is the right attorney for all of your criminal and family law needs.

  • Gary D. Godman

    Immigration & Family Law Attorney

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    Gary D. Godman is a Spanish-speaking immigration and family law attorney. A graduate of William & Mary Law School with an undergraduate degree in international studies and Spanish from the University of Oklahoma, his work and study experience spans four countries and ranges from non-profit and government work to private practice. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia and appears regularly in Virginia courts and the Arlington Immigration Court.

    Mr. Godman knows that compassion and understanding is the key to successful legal representation - a lawyer that listens is in the best position to defend the client's interests. He believes your background or language shouldn’t limit your legal rights. Serving the legal needs of the Fredericksburg area since 2014, Mr. Godman has wide-ranging legal experience in immigration law, deportation defense, green card & citizenship applications, and non-immigrant visas. He also represents clients in family matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, and protective orders. Mr. Godman is also a qualified guardian ad litem representing children going through custody cases, criminal hearings, and the foster care system.

    Bar Admissions

    • Virginia, 2013


    • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia – J.D. – 2013
    • The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma – B.A. with Distinction – 2008
  • Rachel R. Bauer

    Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Family Law

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    Rachel Bauer has been practicing law in Virginia since 2011. Early in her career, she handled a wide-variety of legal matters, allowing her to fine-tune her advocacy skills both in and out of the courtroom. Ms. Bauer strives to ensure that her clients understand all the issues and possible outcomes they are facing and zealously advocate for their best possible outcome.

    She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she majored in Criminal Justice and went on to graduate in the top third of her class from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2010.

    Ms. Bauer is also a Captain in the Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps, currently assigned to Trial Defense Services. Her experience as a JAG officer has provided an opportunity to serve the United State of America and further expand her legal abilities.

    Since joining William Stone Carpenter Buczek, Ms. Bauer’s focus is on Real Estate Law and Estate Planning while continuing to assist with Family Law matters.

    Ms. Bauer is a member of the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association and the Military Spouse Juris Doctorate Network.

    Bar Admissions

    • Virginia, 2011


    • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA- J.D.- 2010
    • University of Nevada, Las Vegas- B.A.- 2005