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Brianna Ethereal Williams

also known as Brianna Williams, Brianna Guerin

About me

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.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
  2. Entertainment: 20%
  3. Discrimination: 10%
  4. Wrongful Termination: 10%
  5. Personal Injury: 10%



Contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • William Hickerson Thomas Jr.

    I have known Ms. Williams for several years. I refer all of my employment inquiries to her. She is an excellent lawyer. Recently I had a client with a criminal and an employment issue and we worked together on the matter to achieve a good result for the client. Ms. Williams is an excellent attorney.


    William Thomas Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kelli Alexia Byers Hooper

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Kelli Hooper Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mélange | A Williams Firm

1170 Peachtree Street
Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA, 30309


LAEligible to practice law200907/08/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Under 40National Bar Association / Impact DC2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder & CEOMélange | A Williams Firm2013 - Present
Of CounselStokes Wagner Hunt Maretz & Terrell2013 - 2015
AssociateStokes Roberts & Wagner, ALC2010 - 2013
AssociateThomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP2009 - 2010
Federal Law ClerkUnited States District Court in the Middle District of Louisiana for the Honorable Ralph E. Tyson, Chief Judge2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Diversity Leadership Academy - American Institute for Managing DiversityMember2012 - Present
Genesis ShelterBoard Member2012 - Present
Women's Foodservice ForumMember2011 - Present
Georgia Lawyers for the ArtsMember2010 - Present
The Recording AcademyVoting MemberN/A
Gate City Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Association of Black Women AttorneysVice President of Technology2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lamar vs. Think It's A Game Entertainment, et al.N/A
Latasha Brown v. American Honda Finance, (ALP)Settled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Diversity & the BarCelebrating Our Differences and Embracing the “New” Diversity: The Business Case for Being Yourself2013
Chambers and PartnersCelebrating Our Differences and Embracing the “New” Diversity: The Business Case for Being Yourself2012
Fulton County Daily ReportCreative Outlet2011
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationDiscovery Abuse: Far Too Common in a "Civil" System2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterN/AJD/BCL2007
Tulane UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WFF Regional ConnectThe Importance of Building Your Personal Brand2013
Keystone National ConferenceCareer Speed Dating2013
HR in Hospitality ConferenceDiversity and Inclusion ≠ AAP Compliance2013
CCWC Career Strategies ConferenceMy Life as a Lawyer2012
84th World Club Mangers Association of America ConferenceI've Got A Secret...Don't Bet On It!2012
NBA Law and Religion ConferenceThe Church is a Business Too! A Primer on Why Internal Audits are Crucial2011
CMAA Carolinas Chapter Winter MeetingLeadership for Managers2011
Fulton County Daily Report CLE for In House CounselBP, Challenger, and Internal Audits: How Preventing Small Mistakes Can Avert Big Disasters2010
National Conference of Law ReviewsNetworking for Career Success2009