Brianna Williams has over 15 years of legal and non-legal experience providing strategic solutions to large corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and independent professionals in the areas of marketing, creative direction, and counsel. In addition to assisting her clients by providing sound legal and professional advice, she has a demonstrated ability to create value-added solutions to support business projects, implement and communicate initiatives and policies, and build relationships.
She is the founder of Mélange, a full service legal and consulting firm specializing in helping individuals and organizations visualize their dreams, implement tools to reach them, and protect them from harm. Through Mélange, Brianna has helped several organizations manage their differences, similarities, and tensions in meaningful ways.She has presented at conferences across the country on the topic, and her work has been published nationally.
In her role as an attorney, Brianna frequently counsels clients on OFCCP compliance, affirmative action planning, employment law, entertainment law, and general business matters. Brianna also serves as Of Counsel at StokesWagner, an employment law firm specializing in serving the hospitality industry.
Before law school, Brianna ran Ethereal Image, a small website and graphic design consulting firm aimed at addressing the unique needs of creative professionals (musicians, artists, photographers etc). Her clients have included Millie Jackson, Festival Productions (producers of Essence Festival & The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival), Half Note Records (Blue Note Jazz Club’s in-house record label), AJ Productions (wholesale distributer for Tyler Perry), Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, and a host of creative professionals. More recently, Brianna co-produced a series of seven events over five days during the Inaugural weekend for the National Congress of Black Women. The events were well attended, attracted significant media coverage, and, as a result, several thousand dollars were raised for the organization.
An active member of the community, Brianna has served as the Director of Communications for the National Bar Association, is a voting member of The Recording Academy; is an active volunteer for the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts; has served as a guest lecturer in Music Business at Loyola University, and is a board member of Genesis Shelter. In 2010, Brianna was recognized as one of the Nation’s Best Advocates: Top 40 Under 40 by The National Bar Association and IMPACT.
Brianna is admitted to practice in both Georgia and Louisiana. In her free time, Brianna is an instructor of the Law and Justice course at Morehouse College, an initiative she engineered through the Project Identity Institute to encourage young men to enter the legal pipeline. She also enjoys playing jazz piano professionally.
Licensed since 2008
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|LA||Eligible to practice law||2009||05/03/2015|
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2008||05/08/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Under 40||National Bar Association / Impact DC||2010|
|Of Counsel||Stokes Wagner Hunt Maretz & Terrell||2013 - Present|
|Founder & CEO||Mélange | A Williams Firm||2013 - Present|
|Associate||Stokes Roberts & Wagner, ALC||2010 - 2013|
|Associate||Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP||2009 - 2010|
|Federal Law Clerk||United States District Court in the Middle District of Louisiana for the Honorable Ralph E. Tyson, Chief Judge||2007 - 2009|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Diversity Leadership Academy - American Institute for Managing Diversity||Member||2012 - Present|
|Genesis Shelter||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys||Vice President of Technology||2011 - 2012|
|Women's Foodservice Forum||Member||2011 - Present|
|Georgia Lawyers for the Arts||Member||2010 - Present|
|The Recording Academy||Voting Member||N/A|
|Gate City Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Diversity & the Bar||Celebrating Our Differences and Embracing the “New” Diversity: The Business Case for Being Yourself||2013|
|Chambers and Partners||Celebrating Our Differences and Embracing the “New” Diversity: The Business Case for Being Yourself||2012|
|Fulton County Daily Report||Creative Outlet||2011|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Discovery Abuse: Far Too Common in a "Civil" System||2010|
|Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center||N/A||JD/BCL||2007|
|Tulane University||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|
|WFF Regional Connect||The Importance of Building Your Personal Brand||2013|
|Keystone National Conference||Career Speed Dating||2013|
|HR in Hospitality Conference||Diversity and Inclusion ≠ AAP Compliance||2013|
|CCWC Career Strategies Conference||My Life as a Lawyer||2012|
|84th World Club Mangers Association of America Conference||I've Got A Secret...Don't Bet On It!||2012|
|NBA Law and Religion Conference||The Church is a Business Too! A Primer on Why Internal Audits are Crucial||2011|
|CMAA Carolinas Chapter Winter Meeting||Leadership for Managers||2011|
|Fulton County Daily Report CLE for In House Counsel||BP, Challenger, and Internal Audits: How Preventing Small Mistakes Can Avert Big Disasters||2010|
|National Conference of Law Reviews||Networking for Career Success||2009|