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 training.
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. In addition, Brittney represents clients in disputes related to employment contracts, arbitration agreements, confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, and non-solicitation agreements.
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.
Obtained a dismissal on all causes of action (Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Negligence, and Respondent Superior) pursuant to a TRCP Rule 91a Motion to Dismiss, and a judgment for attorneys’ fees and costs.
Obtained a favorable outcome to defendant's (employer) motion to dismiss pursuant to the Texas Citizens Participation Act, Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (Anti-SLAPP).
Obtained a dismissal on all causes of action (Sexual Harassment, Dangerous Work Environment, and Violations of Break Times) pursuant to a TRCP Rule 91a Motion to Dismiss.
Obtained a denial of defendant’s (employee) motion to dismiss pursuant to the Texas Citizens Participation Act.
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 and the Texas Workforce Commission.
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Listed for Employment Litigation: Defense; Business Litigation; and Employment & Labor: Employer
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Education, Admissions & Activities
UCLA School of Law
University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business
ESCP-EAP European School of Management in Paris, 2008
University of Texas at Austin
College of Communication
United States District Court of California
United States District Court of Texas
Southern, Eastern, Western
Professional and Community Activities
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce
Houston Bar Association