About Us

Compassion for Clients. Passion for Justice.

Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC is located in Fairfax, VA and serves clients in state and federal courts in Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Arlington, Stafford and Fauquier Counties, as well as the Towns of Vienna and Herndon, the Cities of Fairfax, and Falls Church.

We are a family, and we treat our clients with the same level of respect and compassion that we show to each other. We understand that legal matters carry a lot of emotional turmoil, from the heartache you experience when you or a family member is seriously injured in a preventable accident to the fear you face when a loved one is up against serious criminal charges.

At Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC, we work to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients, whether in a criminal, civil, or family law matter. We understand the ways a serious matter can affect your mental and emotional state, and we work with you on a personal level to address all of your questions and concerns throughout the process.

The Attorneys Fighting for You

Over 90 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • John F. Carroll
  • Edward J. Nuttall
  • Gregory P. Perigard
  • Tim Aiken
  • John F. Carroll John F. Carroll

    Managing Partner

    “I’m proud of the fact that people come to us and are often referred to us by other attorney’s and Judges with complicated legal problems that may not be within the expertise of other firms. Our attorney’s work hard to confront major legal issues in State and Federal Courts.”
    John F. Carroll Photo
  • Edward J. Nuttall Edward J. Nuttall


    An experienced trial attorney, Edward J. Nuttall has received Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating of “AV Preeminent” in the areas of Criminal Law, Litigation, and Family Law.
    Edward J. Nuttall Photo
  • Gregory P. Perigard Gregory P. Perigard


    For over twenty-five years, Gregory P. Perigard has had the pleasure of concentrating his legal practice on the representation of individuals who suffered severe injuries in workplace accidents, automobile accidents, and commercial truck crashes.
    Gregory P. Perigard Photo
  • Tim Aiken Tim Aiken


    Tim Aiken is a Virginia attorney who has counseled and represented clients in individual and business matters, with a ...
    Tim  Aiken Photo

Why Choose Carroll & Nuttall?

Experienced. Knowledgeable. Straightforward.
  • Over 90 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Community Focused. Results Driven.
  • Work Directly With the Attorney Handling Your Case
  • Former Prosecutors Dedicated to Fighting For You

We Are Former Prosecutors Who Know How to Fight and Win

Diligence Makes a Difference

As former Fairfax County prosecutors, we are familiar with the local courts and have good working relationships with the same defense lawyers and judges who may be attached to your case. We can anticipate the actions and responses of your opposition in cases of criminal law because we’ve been on the other side and employed the same types of tactics that we now fight against. This gives you a significant advantage in court.

Some attorneys shy away from bringing a case to court. We relish the opportunity. We fight to see justice done. Call us at (703) 952-5801 to get started. We accept same-day appointments!

At Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC, we believe in conducting thorough investigations into your case. No detail is too small. In fact, it is often the seemingly minor detail that tips the scale in your favor. Our focus on select areas of civil and criminal law means we have the experience and knowledge to evaluate every facet of your case. We formulate creative strategies to present compelling arguments in your favor, whether through trial or mediation.

We’ve Dedicated 20+ Years to Earning the Respect of Our Clients and Our Peers

Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated firm by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating possible and a testament to our attorneys’ legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards. Both Mr. Carroll and Mr. Nuttall have been recognized by their peers as Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Virginia and Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in Northern Virginia by Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine. Perhaps the best measure of our firm’s quality is the high referral rate from our previous clients as well as from other lawyers.

From the moment we agree to take on your case, you can rely on Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC to fight for your rights in state and federal courts. Call us today at (703) 952-5801 or fill out our contact form to schedule your initial consultation. We serve Northern Virginia and are located just steps away from the Fairfax County Courthouse.

Let Us Be Your Voice

Our team of attorney's work to defend your rights and protect your future.

  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers 2023
  • Washingtonian Top Lawyers
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers 2022
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Nothern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers 2021
  • Fairfax Bar
  • American Association of Justice
  • Super Lawyers
  • Client Champion Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top 2020 Lawyers
  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Lawyers 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction

Our Testimonials

Don't Just Take Our Word
    I owe Ed so much.

    “About 8 years ago, I was a real knucklehead and got a DUI and a few other charges. Ed Nuttall truly cared for me and the outcome of my case. He argued for me, spoke to the DA and the judge about my ...”

    - Dan T.
    Ed and team are simply AMAZING!

    “Ed and team are simply AMAZING!!!! I feel so blessed that God put them in our path. Super knowledgeable, kind, and honorable. They are very respected in the courts.”

    - Nicole M.
    He responded with immediate candor and solid direction.

    “Ed Nuttall was recommended to me by someone I hold in very high regard and after one phone call (after shopping around a bit), I knew that Ed was going to be my attorney. I handed him a messy ...”

    - Tommy K.
    I would like to thank you very much for the advocacy and support you provided me!

    “As a victim of a violent crime in Fairfax County, I would like to thank you very much for the advocacy and support you provided me on 12 December 2023 in Fairfax County General District Court. If I ...”

    - Anonymous
    Detail-oriented, fights for his clients, and delivers results!

    “John Carroll has been my lawyer since I was 19 and I trust him with my life, he’s an attorney that can deliver results and doesn’t promise the world, and gives you realistic potential outcomes based ...”

    - Usman S.

Our Main Priority Is You

Fighting for What You Deserve
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