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Deborah Goodwin
Litigation Attorney

About Deborah Goodwin, Litigation Attorney

Deborah Goodwin is an accomplished attorney based in Williamsburg, Virginia, specializing in family law and criminal defense. Deborah’s experience is shown by her membership in prestigious organizations like the Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association and the Williamsburg Bar Association. With over 65 trials under her belt and ongoing appellate work, Deborah’s legal career showcases her proficiency in managing complex cases. Notably, she adeptly resolved jurisdictional challenges in divorce cases involving minor children, demonstrating her strategic acumen. Deborah’s dedication extends beyond the courtroom as she serves on the boards of charitable organizations such as Wings of Refuge, Inc., and Just Free International, leveraging her legal skills to advocate for vulnerable individuals.


Ms. Goodwin is licensed to practice in the state of Virginia.

Professional Experience

  • Akers & Cleator Law Group, P.L.L.C., Williamsburg, Virginia (Associate Attorney) – January 2020 to April 2024
  • Akers & Cleator Law Group, P.L.L.C., Williamsburg, Virginia (Law Clerk/Legal Intern) – August 2019 to December 2019


  • Greater Peninsula Womens Bar Association
  • Williamsburg Bar Association
  • Wings of Refuge, Inc.
  • Just Free International

Board Memberships

  • Board Member, Greater Peninsula Womens Bar Association
  • Board Member, Wings of Refuge, Inc.
  • Advisory Board Member, Just Free International
Real-Life Experiences
Reviews from Our Past Clients
  • “It took years for me to come to a decision to end my marriage. I sought a law firm that is focused and prepared for trial if need be, and seeks to give me the best outcome possible. Cordell and Cordell has performed very well and is very supportive during this difficult time. I have full confidence in my representation and recommend them.”
    – Mason B.
  • “Divorce is hard enough without trying to find a Lawyer who will truly work for you. I had several conversations with Lawyers that seemed only interested in winning somehow. No one wins in a divorce. I should have went to Cordell & Cordell first so I would have avoided a lot of headaches. I met a group of people that genuinely care for you.”
    – Mark L.
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