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Candace Melissa Williams

also known as Candace M. Williams

About Me

Do you want a zealous advocate in a divorce, modification, contempt, or other family law matter?    Candace M. Williams is your choice.    Ms. Williams is from Gainesville, Georgia.  She has practiced famliy law well over ten years, and brings a realistic approach to family law cases.   Coming from a divorced family, Ms. Williams understands the sensitive nature of family law.   Her paramount focus is children, and protecting the child from the damage of divorce.   Ms. Williams is a tireless child advocate, and surroundsherself with a stellar team at Coleman, Chambers, Rogers, & Williams LLP.    Ms. Williams is a true advocate for victims of domestic violence as well.  No one should tolerate physical or emotional abuse in relationships.   Ms. Williams offers discounts to victims of domestic violence, and counsel's many victims free of charge.     She is known to take controversial cases knowing her job is to help the victim remain protected from harm.     

Ms. Williams attended Brenau Womens' College, and remains dedication to her alma mater.   She worked in Washington D.C. for several years for a local former U.S.Congressman, as a Senior Legislative Assistant assigned to the Veterans Affairs Commitee, Transportation Committee, Commerce Committee, and handled all Tristate Water Compact Issues.    Ms. Williams returned to Georgia after law school, remaining loyal to her roots.   She has been with Coleman, Chambers, Rogers, & Williams LLP since she graduated law school with honors in 2002.   She is the first female partner of CCRW, and manages the Family Law Department for the firm.

When Ms. Williams is not advocating for her clients, you find her spending time with her family, and beloved pets (2 dogs, 2 cats, a guinea pig, and fish).   She is a devoted mother and loves reading, playing, and being part of her children's every day lives.  Ms. Williams is also likes to stay active, and dabbles in interior design if time allows.   If you have not enjoyed Christmas at CCRW, it is a must see during the holidays designed personally by Ms. Willams.   


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 65%
  2. Child Custody: 23%
  3. Child Support: 8%
    6 years
  4. Adoption: 2%
  5. Marriage & Prenuptials: 2%



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Merlinus Goodman Monroe

    I endorse this lawyer. She is very competent!


    Merlinus Monroe Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1370 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 300
Gainesville, GA, 30501


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200309/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Leadership Award for Professionalism and EthicsMartindale-Hubbell2012
National Moot Court SemifinalistAmerican Bar Association2003
Overall Winner of the Mot CourtTaylor, Cook, and Bush Moot Court Board Competition2002
Who's Who Among American Law StudentsWho's Who Legal2002
Outstanding Graduate Achievement in Appellate AdvocacyMississippi College School of Law2002
Cum LaudeMississippi College School of Law2002
Outstanding Graduate in Political Science and HistoryBrenau Women's College1997
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner and Family Law Deparment HeadColeman, Chambers, & Rogers, LLP2002 - Present
Law ClerkHearn & Thomas, PA2002 - 2003
LobbyistCenter For Individual Freedom2000 - 2001
Senior Legislative AssistantCongressman Bob Barr1998 - 2000
Congressional InternCongressman Nathan Deal (R Ga)1996 - 1996
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Young Lawyers AssociationPresident2005 - 2007
Georgia State BarMember2003 - Present
Northeastern Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Georgia State Bar, Family SectionMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
First Baptist Church of GainesvilleMember2003 - Present
Gateway House, Domestic Violence ShelterVolunteer and Contributor2003 - Present
Greater Hall Chamber of CommerceMember2003 - Present
U.S. District Court Northern District of GeorgiaMember2003 - Present
Georgia Court of AppealsMember2003 - Present
Supreme Court of GeorgiaMember2003 - Present
Family Law Section of the Georgia State Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
2011 and 2012 Awards in Attorneys FeesSuccess on Attorneys Fees
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Publication NameTitleDate
Facebook & My Space in Domestic Cases.docFacebook and Divorce???2010
ColemanChambers.comWhat is a Guardian Ad Litem2010
ColemanChambers.comCan a child elect the parent they want to live with?2010
ColemanChambers.comPetitions for Change of Custody2010
ColemanChambers.comWhat is a QDRO?2010
ColemanChambers.comFacebook & Myspace in Domestic Cases2010
ColemanChambers.comText messages2009
ColemanChambers.comGeorgia's Shared Income Child Support Standards2009
ColemanChambers.comComputer Trespassing: What you should know2009
ColemanChambers.comGeorgia's New Child Support Guidelines Go Into Effect2008
ColemanChambers.comUnderstanding Georgia Personal Injury Law2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Brenau University cum laudePolitical Science and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Brenau UniversityWills and Estates During the divorce process2009
Brenau Womens' College Career DayBrenau Womens' College2008