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Antavius Mitriko Weems

Entertainment Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.9   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
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About Antavius

Learn Antavius’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Entertainment
    50%
    Contract negotiations

    22 years

  2. Litigation
    25%
    Civil Litigation

    22 years

  3. Family
    20%
    Family Law (Divorce, Child Support, Modifications, etc)

    22 years

  4. Mediation
    5%
    Civil and Domestic Mediation

    20 years

Antavius Mitriko Weems (born July 12, 1970-) is an American lawyer best known for representing high-profile individuals and celebrities. He serves, and has frequently appeared in a recurring role as the Braxton family Attorney on the WEtv show, “Braxton Family Values”.[1]

 

Antavius Weems, named one of the “Nations Best Advocates” and a “Super Lawyer”, is from Atlanta, Georgia. Antavius is the managing partner of The Weems Firm, PC, specializing in entertainment law and high profile civil litigation. Weems has built a reputable image in the Nation as an advocate for his clients, whether celebrity or not.

 
Early life

Antavius Weems was born on July 12, 1970, in Atlanta, Georgia. Weems is the first born, and his mother was a single parent, raising him and his younger siblings in the infamous Atlanta housing project, Carver Homes. Weems was a student at T.H. Slater Elementary School, as well as King Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia. At age 15, Weems' family moved to the Allen Temple Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia, where he first became involved in the entertainment business by co-managing a dance group dubbed, Too Crucial.

 

 

Education

Weems is an Atlanta native, having graduated from G. W. Carver High School located in Southeast Atlanta. Antavius Weems earned his B.A. from Clark Atlanta University in 1995 and also earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social work at Clark Atlanta University in 1998. A little known fact about Weems is that he first attended Morris Brown College before transferring to Clark Atlanta University. During college, Weems was a member of the Morris Brown College band, where he played trombone. Weems was also a member of the famed Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society choir.

Mr. Weems received his Juris Doctorate degree from Michigan State University College of Law in June 2001. Weems received numerous awards from the school, including the Wolverine Bar Association Award, the Judge Damon Keith Award from the Wolverine Bar Association, and the Lansing Black Lawyers Scholarship. Antavius was also a member of the ATLA Civil Trial Advocacy Moot Court Board.

While a student at Michigan State University School of Law, Mr. Weems served as the President of the Wolverine Student Bar Association/Black Law Student Association. In his term as President, he was very instrumental in re-establishing the connection with African American alumni of the school after the school moved from Detroit to East Lansing, by beginning the African American Alumni reception to honor alumni of the school.

 

It remains one of the more popular events for the law school. Mr. Weems also spearheaded a very successful fund-raiser, dubbed "Rumble in the Jungle," wherein Law Professors competed against each other in a "moot-court" style competition that was judged by students. After his presidency, Mr. Weems went on to be elected as Vice Chair of the Midwest Region of the National Black Law Students Association, which is the largest region for the organization.

 

 

Career

Before being a Lawyer, Antavius was a Therapist, providing clinical Social Work to families and children.

Antavius Weems started his legal career with the City of Atlanta, representing the City in criminal preliminary hearings and trials. Mr. Weems also served as the liaison from the City Solicitor to the State Legislature, focusing on legislation that impacts the City's legal standing in the criminal area.

Antavius Weems then became an attorney with Fulton County, Georgia working in the Juvenile Court Office of Child Advocate Attorney focusing in the area of deprivation and neglect, representing the "best interest" of the children that came before the court.

Antavius M. Weems, is now the managing partner of The Weems Firm, P.C., a premier full service law firm in downtown Atlanta, which focuses on Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Entertainment/Sports, Corporate Reconstruction and Family Law.

 

 

Media

Antavius is regularly called on to comment as a legal expert and has appeared on various major networks including ABC, CBS and Fox. Antavius is also a frequent legal expert and commentator on various radio programs. Antavius has also frequently appeared in a recurring role as the Braxton family Attorney on the WEtv show, “Braxton Family Values”.

Also a sought after speaker, author and lecturer, Antavius has written and published literary studies and articles on legal issues and social welfare topics, such as “An Exploratory study on the impact of self-esteem on youth between the ages 15-18.”

 

 

Membership/Community

As a philanthropist, Antavius frequently lends his name and resources to causes such as charities that impact domestic violence, children and single mothers.

Weems remains very active in his community, serving on several community boards and as the current President of his Homeowner's Association.

Weems is very active in the Georgia Bar; He has served on the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, as Co-Chair of the YLD Judicial Liaison Committee of the State Bar of Georgia, Co-Chair of the Aspiring Youth Program of the State Bar, Co-Chair of the Judicial Liaison committee of the YLD/State Bar, as well as a Vice President of Gate City Bar Association, and member of the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Minorities in the Profession Committee of the YLD section of the State Bar of Georgia, and the Atlanta Bar Association.

 

Weems made history when he served as the youngest and ninth President of the Georgia Alliance of African American Attorneys-a statewide Bar Association for minority Lawyers in Georgia. He is also Board President of Keeping My Kids, Inc, and serves on the Board of People TV Atlanta.

Antavius Weems is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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Location

The Weems Law Firm, PC
260 Peachtree Street, Suite 2200
PO Box 50488
Atlanta, GA, 30302

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Posted by Craig D | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Attorney is better than yours!
I cannot say ENOUGH great things about Attorney Antavius Weems! He is a BOSS in EVRY sense of the word. I hired Atty Weems when my company was experiencing some growing pains. I must admit that I had not done a great job in keeping things in order (which is why I had to retain Weems) but I thank God for sending Weems my way. The craziest thing is that I actually met him in line at a concert! We began talking after I eavesdropped on his phone call to a client....I remarked to him, 'You're the kind of Atty I need....answering calls in the middle of a concert' Atty Weems response was 'im your guy then'....and he was telling NO LIE. He came in, cleaned up the frivolous litigation that we had, and allowed us to move forward into our 8th location. His staff is top notch too! I CANNOT THANK HIM ENOUGH! And yes, just like everyone else says about him, he's a Super hero with a brief case, and he literally treats you like you are family. Attorneys just dont do that these days! Thanks Weems!!!
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Posted by Erica | February 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Tough, Thorough and Trustworthy
I am incredibly happy to write this review of MY Attorney, Antavius Weems. When I first learned of Atty Weems was through the tv show Braxton Family Values, where he represents Toni Braxton and her family. Once I got him to represent me, i knew i had made the right decision. In addition to sharing an Atty with Superstars like Toni Braxton, Trina Braxton, Angie Stone and Karlie Redd, I was mesmerized by Antavius' command and recall of the law. I was thinking wow, does he study this stuff in his sleep?? And just as EVERYONE here has stated, he IS a PIT BULL I n the Courtroom. He is not to be played with. In my case, not only did we win, but the other side ended up having to pay Antavius' Atty fees for me because of their actions. THANK YOU ANTAVIUS WEEMS. You are my Attorney fir life!
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Posted by Deborah | February 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I LOVE to watch this Brotha' work his magic! He's simply the best in the business
Imagine walking into a Courtroom with a Dictionary, a thesaurus, a pit bull, a security guard, and of course, a legal scholar--I've just described my experience with Attorney Antavius Weems. I cannot say enough how protected and cared for I felt by he and his team. I had heard wonderful things about Attorney Weems and his legal skills from a friend of mine who hired him, so I thought I would give him a try. Now I brag about him more than my friend. She had to remind me that he was her Lawyer first! I just felt incredibly protected during my entire case. He was concerned, informed and prepared. His entire staff makes you feel the same way he does (special kudos to his Office Mgr, Ms. Finch!) What I really liked was watching how he has such an amazing command of the law! I have never seen anyone rattle off legal cases and laws like I saw with Weems. My impression was that he either had memorized all of this stuff for my case, or he already knew it...Either way I was fine with it, and I benefited from his knowledge. The Judge gave us most of what we had asked for, and although I was incredibly happy, Attorney Weems was still a little upset that we didnt get everything that we had asked for! I am just elated to call this man my Lawyer. The Weems Firm is my team for legal issues. I love him and them!
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2016
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A Legal Guru!!
Oh My God! I signed a pretty awful contract for a television series. While I wont tell you my name, I will tell you who my Lawyer is. Antavius Weems! And I am glad to be in this number! I was referred to Antavius from a friend in the Industry who knew that at this level in my career that my contract should look a lot different. What I found funny is that as soon as I told the network who my Lawyer was, they immediately asked for his number and said that they would work it out. I like to think that it was because they value me, but I have seen what they've done to other members of the cast placed higher. After Antavius finished, I feel so very much better about my positioning......ill just say that! In fact, I will go even further to say that without him I know that this wouldnt have happenned. I thank God for him. In the Entertainment Industry its difficult to feel protected. Now I do. I have The Weems Firm on my side. Im up for the challenge. Thank you, Antavius and team. Seriously. Thank you guys.
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Posted by Marilyn | October 18, 2016
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I have one of the Nation's Best Attorneys!! Antavius Weems is the best! Thank you to him and his Gladiators!
I hired Attorney Weems to represent me against my husband who I learned was cheating on me during most of our marriage. To add insult to injury, after I confronted my Husband with the cheating, he practically told me to accept it or just leave, knowing that I had nothing since he was the bread winner. THAT WAS, until The Weems Firm and his Gladiators showed up! Attorney Weems's very first court appearance with me was absolutely incredible! He showed up with 2 additional Attorneys and his paralegals, all ready to do battle. You could have bought my husband and his sleazy Attorney for a nickel when they realized I had actually hired THE FAMOUS ANTAVIUS WEEMS as my Lawyer! He couldn't believe it! He kept asking me, "how did you afford the big time Attorney?" All I wanted him to do at that point was to show me the money. And after Attorney Weems and his team finished with him, that is JUST WHAT HE DID! I received Alimony in lump sum and monthly, along with some of the property that we had obtained during our marriage. I already had my son with me because of course my now EX-Husband didnt want a child dragging behind him in his new life as a Bachelor. So long dude! I am indebted to Attorney Antavius Weems for life. I write this as tears stream down my eyes. My case just recently ended and I COULD NOT help but to share my thoughts about this amazing God sent and God fearing Angel. HE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU, and is scared of NO ONE. As the other person stated, it truly is like having your big brother as your Attorney. He is mine for life now. THANK YOU, ANTAVIUS WEEMS . Thank you Gladiators!
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Posted by Terri | October 4, 2015
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Like having your big brother as your Attorney
I was referred to Antavius Weems from a friend of mine who is a high profile person. I recall thinking that i wouldn't likely get the same attention from him that my friend did, because i am not a celebrity. I WAS WRONG!! Antavius took my case and treated it like i was his little sister. I feel protected by him- like no one can bother me because my big brother is an Attorney and takes no prisoners. With all of the Attorneys that I have worked with, this is the first time that i knew unequivocally that this man has my back! Much like others have said here, if you want a beast, get Attorney Antavius Weems to fight for you. He is my big brother Attorney for life.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2015
Oliver Pope for sure!!
I generally wouldn't do this, however, running across other reviews of Antavius, I just had to add mine. I am the direct assistant of a high profile person (and yes, I have permission to write this). If ever I need an Attorney, and can afford him, I will definitely call Attorney Weems. I communicated with Attorney Weems several times about an issue that my boss had that he represented them on. This dude does not play. We were in the middle of a negative press event and I will just say that he ripped it to shreds. He fixed it. period, point blank. This guy is no joke and I have seen his work first hand. I (and my boss) fully support Attorney Weems.
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Posted by Devon | July 9, 2014
Glad he was on my side!!! Joe Clark with a law degree!!!
Mr. Weems does not play! He is a bulldog for sure! I had another Attorney in my case who was not doing a bad job, but to me, they just was not aggressive enough to deal my Wife and her sneaky snake Attorney. Then a Judge actually--Yes, a Judge referred me to Antavius Weems. Best advice ever! Attorney Weems came into the case kicking butt and taking names. What started out as me feeling like I was responding like a sucker to my ex-wife's every demand, ended with me feeling almost sorry for her and her Attorney (not really though). Mr. Weems made her look stupid and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now when my Ex-Wife acts stupid about anything in the Order, I just say, thats ok, ill call Attorney Weems. She starts cursing and screaming saying how much she hates him and that he's mean...BUT, she backs off the stupid stuff. THANK YOU ATTORNEY ANTAVIUS WEEMS for representing me. I will always sing your praises.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2014
More than a Lawyer......now also a friend
As a high profile person, I hired Antavius to represent me. Of course, in my line of business I had worked with more than one Attorney. I had actually gotten pretty accustomed to the relationship with Attorneys to be very stoic and regimented. I had also gotten quite used to Attorneys who had their staff call me instead of them--even as a high profile person. I was pleasantly surprised when my experience with Antavius Weems was indeed different. Antavius was approachable and available. He is a wealth of knowledge and treats my career like it is his own. He cares personally and is always sharing ideas. I feel protected by Antavius, and that is something that in my field of work that you simply MUST have. I have referred Antavius to several friends and they all have had the same experience. I feel like Antavius is my friend who happens to also be my Attorney. That is important to me.
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Posted by Darryll G | May 20, 2013
The Man! Truly!
I am a professional athlete who had the unfortunate experience of getting married too young. Although I love my son, my ex-wife thought that because I didn't want her anymore that I would walk away from him too. She was wrong! My agent referred me to Antavius Weems who was very helpful in getting me a meaningful custody Order that my ex couldn't control. She kept trying to use my son as a dangling carrot. Now when she acts a fool all I have to do is mention Atty Weems to her and after she curses me out, but she quickly does the right thing. I know she doesn't want to see that guy again. What everybody else says is true. he is a BULLDOG yes, but he really went to bat for me. I appreciate him and his super staff! Keep it going Antavius!
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Posted by Derrick | September 1, 2012
Yeah, yeah yeah!
This guy is BOSS! I am absolutely Attorney Weems' biggest fan. I am a Father who was in a bad marriage. My wife always used my daughter against me because she knew that was the only way she could hurt me. Antavius Weems put a stop to it and boy did he ever! The Judge told my ex that if she pulled the stunts like she had in the past again, that she would consider switching custody. Attorney Weems laid it all out. It was good watching this young brother work his magic. It was even better watching my ex wife squirm, although I hate to say that, it just felt good!
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Posted by Sharon | October 14, 2011
My Hero! and my Lawyer for life!
OMG, I am so happy to be able to join the list of others who were satisfied with Attorney Weems as their Attorney. I went through a divorce recently and as a new EX-wife, I have to say that I had become distrustful of all men, so when a friend of mine recommended Antavius I was skeptical, but after researching I knew I needed him. When I tell you that this young man went to bat for me at every turn and hit a home run, I mean it. although I wasnt able to get Alimony for the number of years that I wanted from my lousy ex, Antavius got me enough to make sure that I would be ok, plus child support. He really does make you feel safe and protected when he walks in and just takes control of the courtroom. This is one bad young Lawyer! I was proud of him as though he was like my little brother seeing him in action. Everytime my ex's lawyer tried a tactic, he put him right in his place. I have to say that it also felt good to see him go at my ex-husband's throat when he got him on the stand. He took on the case as if it were his very own personal Divorce and it seems like he felt my anguish. He also has a great paralegal that was assigned to my case (Hi Fred!), and whenever I had a question and Attorney Weems wasnt available, I could always talk to Fred or Ms. Finch. I cant say that my faith is totally restored in men, but I can say that Antavius Weems is one man that I trusted with my life and got just what I needed--a fresh start. Thank you Antavius Weems, Super Lawyer!! MY Lawyer (for life).
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Posted by Carolyn | May 27, 2011
Did a great job for me!
Its great seeing all the positive reviews of Attorney Weems here! It really confirms that I made the right choice. After hearing him on the radio, I hired him for my 24 year Divorce recently. I have enjoyed working with him and seeing him let my ADULTEROUS husband have it! I have been to his office several times and I believe that the "established" law firm that the other person mentioned is actually The Weems Firm's office. His staff is also very knowledgeable and he actually assigned a paralegal from his firm to my case to answer questions for me when he is in court and cant talk to me. I appreciate that responsiveness when I need to talk to my lawyer. I will say that yes, he is expensive, but if you want results, Weems is your man! And to boot, it seems that he really cares.
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Posted by Brent | January 5, 2011
Worth the price I paid
I also hired Attorney Weems to represent me in my Divorce. My wife had gotten a lawyer to put me out of my house and make me pay child support without even being able to see my children by making false statements. I was very pleased when Attorney Weems was able to get it reversed and I actually was able to get joint custody of my children with my evil ex. Although I will say that he is a little expensive, Attorney Weems knows his stuff and got me results. That's what counts in my book!
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Posted by Tammy | November 25, 2010
A Bulldog indeed!
I used Attorney Antavius Weems for my divorce. My EX-husband thought that he had me under a barrel and that I would get no assets, but after Antavius was finished with him, me and my children got everything that we wanted and more. I was very pleased with him. Attorney Weems does not play and is SIMPLY THE BEST!
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2008
A real Bulldog who got results
I was very satisfied with Atty Weems' services after having been referred to him him by a judge that i know. He was a real bulldog (which is what what I needed for my case) and got me the results that I wanted. He is now my family Lawyer
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor (TSA)
  • Georgia Perimeter College
  • 2010 - Present
  • Solicitor
  • City Of East Point
  • 2006 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • The Weems Firm, PC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Professor
  • Atlanta Technical College
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Kennesaw State University
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Child Advocate Attorney
  • Fulton County Juvenile Court
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • City Of Atlanta Solicitor
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • Clark Atlanta University
  • M.S.W.
  • 1998
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • Michigan State University
  • law
  • N/A

Associations

  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Georgia Alliance of African American Attorneys
  • President
  • 2005 - 2007
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Committee
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Georgia Alliance of African American Attorneys
  • President-Elect
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Gate City Bar Association, Scholarship Committee
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • National Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Distinguished Alumni
  • Michigan State University College of Law (BLSA)
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Minorities in Profession
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2006
  • Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2005
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • Fulton County Daily Report
  • 2005
  • Top Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Woodruff
  • An exploratory descriptive study of the relationship between self-esteem and persistence among African-American
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

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Entertainment Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Great Guy! Extremely thoughtful and caring!"
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Antavius. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."