Biography

Brittney Williams is a senior litigation attorney whose practice primarily focuses on labor and employment, and commercial litigation.  Specifically, Brittney counsels clients on compliance issues regarding employee handbooks and policies, leaves of absence, reductions in force, unemployment compensation, and conducting management and employee trainings.  She also represents employers in various types of employment disputes involving wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment and discrimination, disability accommodations, wage and hour disputes, and employment tort claims. 

Brittney also represents clients in a variety of commercial disputes, including claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, misrepresentation, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and community association and condominium governance issues.

While in law school, Brittney served as a judicial clerk for Administrative Judge Louis Garcia of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as a law clerk for the National Labor Relations Board, Region 31.  In addition, Brittney served as a Co-Chair in UCLA’s Legal Clinic, and on the Executive Board of UCLA’s Black Law Students Association (“BLSA”) throughout law school.  More precisely, Brittney served as the 1L Representative during her first year, Co-Chair during her second year – which won the title of “BLSA Chapter of the Year for the Western Region” that year, and as the 3L Representative during her third year.

Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Brittney practiced labor and employment, and commercial litigation in California and Texas. 

Representative Experience

  • Obtained a dismissal on all causes of action pursuant to a TRCP Rule 91a Motion to Dismiss, and a judgment for attorneys’ fees and costs
  • Obtained a favorable outcome to a Motion to Dismiss pursuant to the Texas Citizens Participation Act, Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (“Anti-SLAPP”)
  • Obtained a denial of Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication, which later resulted in Plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit
  • Obtained favorable defense rulings against administrative actions brought by Charging Parties before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Education

  • UCLA School of Law  (J.D., 2013)
  • University of Texas at Austin  (B.B.A., McCombs School of Business, 2009)
    • College Scholar
    • University Honors
    • ESCP-EAP European School of Management in Paris, France (Summer 2008)
  • University of Texas at Austin  (B.S., College of Communication, 2009)
    • College Scholar
    • University Honors
    • Dean's List

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas

Professional and Community Activities

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

Professional Recognition

  • The National Black Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40 (2020)

Languages

  • Spanish