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Candace Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Gainesville, GA

Candace M. Williams, P.C.
200 W Academy St NW, Suite 203
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 678-316-5000
Fax: 470-201-1078
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Candace M. Williams is a Family Lawyer entering her 23rd year practicing family law throughout Northeast Georgia.   She has assisted thousands of clients in resolving their family law issues.   Ms. Williams was born and raised in Gainesville Georgia.   She attended Brenau Women’s College graduated with high honors in 1997,   Moving to Washington DC to serving as a legislative assistant to former Congressman Bob Barr (R-Ga).  Ms. Williams attended law school at  Mississippi College school of law, “the Princeton of the south,” and graduating with high honors and accolades in two and a half years.   She returned to her hometown and became an associate attorney at Coleman & Chambers, LLP.   She quickly became the first female partner of Coleman  & Chambers, LLP.  Ms. Williams also became a named partner and managed the Family Law Department for six-plus years.   Over the course of her career, Ms. Williams has trained interns,  paralegals, and associate attorneys.  Ms. Williams has tried hundreds of cases all over Northeast Georgia.  Ms. Williams ventured into solo-practice in January 2018, focusing her attention on direct personal client attention,  affordable retainers, with exceptional service.  Ms. Williams has extensive experience with all matters pertaining to family law, including divorce, child custody and support, visitation, spousal support, modifications, paternity, and post-divorce issues such as estate planning and probate. She has helped clients come to agreeable resolutions outside the courtroom through mediation and negotiation but aggressively defends her clients when necessary, particularly when it comes to domestic violence and protective orders. She is also well versed in representing children’s interests in interstate custody and support matters with the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.

Ms. Williams is a tireless soldier for children.   Her absolute primary focus is the best interest of children in her practice. Ms.Williams is a devoted mother to her daughter and an extremely active parent. Ms. Williams frequently gives her free time to her daughter's school, Mt. Vernon Elementary, through volunteer work.   Ms. William’s daughter is an active equestrian at Hillmar Equestrian farm where Ms. Williams is an active participant.  Ms. Williams volunteers for the Georgia Hunter Jumper Association (GHJA), and the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA).  In her free time, you will see her spending time with her daughter, horse showing across the east coast, and being with her beloved dogs Jack a Boston terrier, George a Yorki,  Gigi a french bulldog, Lieka a welch corgi, and their champion pony Winter Rain.  She enjoys working out and interior decorating, especially designing Christmas trees.   Ms. Williams designs custom Christmas trees for multiple businesses, and friends during the Christmas season, it is always a sight to see.    

About Candace Williams

First Admitted: 2003, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.candacewilliamslaw.com

Educational Background

  • Brenau Women's College, Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.A., B.A. in Political Science and History, Cum Laude, 1997

Honors/Awards

  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Phi Delta Phi, Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Outstanding Graduate in Political Science and History, Brenau Women's College,, Brenau Women's College, 1997
  • Top 20%, Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi, 2002
  • Outstanding Graduate Achievement in Appellate Advocacy, Mississippi College School of Law, December, 2002
  • Argued before the Texas Supreme Court against the top law schools in the nation., American Bar Association National Moot Court Competition Semifinalist, 2003
  • Outstanding Graduate Achievement in Appellate Advocacy, Mississippi College School of Law, Mississippi College School of Law, 2002
  • Member, Moot Court Board, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Student Division
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students, 2002
  • Competed against 300 students while in law school and won the Overall Moot Court Competition Award.  Ms. Williams argued before the Supreme Court of Mississippi and the Courrt of Appeals., Overall Winner of the Moot Court, Taylor, Cook, and Bush Moot Court Board Competition, Fall Semester, Mississippi College School of Law, 2002

Pro bono/Community Service

  • United States Hunter Jumper Association volunteer and member. , 2017
  • Volunteers, Charitable Groups, Habitat for Humanity, Gateway House, and her Local Church
  • Georgia Hunter Jumper Association member and volunteer , 2017
  • Ms. Williams will offer pro bono services to a selective group of clients each year., 2003

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Equine Bar Section Member , 2017
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2003
  • Family Law Section of Georgia , 2003
  • President, Young Lawyers Division of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit
  • State Bar of Georgia, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2003
  • Gainesville Bar Association (Northeastern Judicial Circuit)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2003
  • American Bar Association

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Martindale Hubbell Client Champion , 2019
  • AVVO 2018 Client Choice, 2018
  • Recognized as Georgia's Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine , 2017
  • Georgia Super Lawyer Recognition , 2021
  • Georgia super lawyer recognition , 2019
  • Georgia Super Lawyer Recognition, 2020
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Office Location for Candace Williams

200 W Academy St NW
Suite 203
Gainesville, GA 30501

Last Updated: 9/3/2021

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