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Joann Brown Sharp - Atlanta, GA

1545 Peachtree Street NESuite 300 Atlanta, GA 30309

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Updated: 12/20/2023

Atlanta Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Joann Brown Williams has been litigating for well over a decade and has tried cases throughout the country in both State and Federal Court. After having practiced corporate litigation for a number of years, she felt she was in a position to follow her bliss and joined Meriwether & Tharp in June 2013...

Joann Brown Williams has been litigating for well over a decade and has tried cases throughout the country in both State and Federal Court. After having practiced corporate litigation for a number of years, she felt she was in a position to follow her bliss and joined Meriwether & Tharp in June 2013. Joann’s motivation in practicing law is to help people who find themselves in difficult and often scary places in their lives and has found the best way for her to achieve her goals is through her family law practice.

Her background as General Counsel for Textile Management Associates, Inc., a multinational textile manufacturer, responsible for overseeing all corporate legal matters, including litigation, provides her with in-depth insights into domestic matters involving high assets and businesses. She understands how companies are run and where to look for information.

Joann often describes being in court as her form of chocolate. She has been involved in several high profile cases that have been written about in The Los Angeles Times, The National Law Journal, Lawyers Weekly USA, Psychiatric News, TRIAL, The New York Times Magazine, Correctional Mental Health Report,The Verdict Magazine, and the Fulton County Daily Report. Cases of first impression in Georgia that Joann has tried include Garner v. Stone (DeKalb State Court 1999, involving psychological malpractice issue surrounding Tarasoff warnings); Ledford v. Smith, 249 Ga. App. 719 (2005)(defining fiduciary duties as between members under Georgia's limited liability act); and Stewart v. Smith, 291 Ga. App. 86 (2009)(recognizing defamation in fiction in Georgia).

She lives in Calhoun, Georgia with her husband, Ed, and their children, dog, cat, and miscellaneous strays.

About Joann Brown Sharp

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1998
  • Georgia, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2001

Other Affiliations

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Women in the Profession Section (Chair)
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • Women's Finance Exchange (Member)

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1998
    J.D.
    Honors: Recipient, Stanley M. Cohen Merit Scholarship (Phi Alpha Delta 1996, 1997)
    Law Review: University of South Carolina Law Review, Member, 1996 - 1998
    Law Journal: Journal of Law and Education, Managing Editor, 1996 - 1998
  • Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, 1992
    M.L.A.
  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1989
    B.A.

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Proving Damages, 2001 - 2004
  • Lecturer, Women Mean Business ("Employment and Labor Roundtable"), 2004
  • Lecturer, Proving Corporate Fraud, 2005
  • Lecturer, How to Avoid Litigation and What To Do If You Can't, 2005 - 2006

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Joann Brown Sharp

Included on the 2024 Georgia list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Georgia Super Lawyers list

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Office Information

Address

1545 Peachtree Street NESuite 300 Atlanta, GA 30309

Fax

  • 678-879-9001

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

M-F 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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