College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina 2012
Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
Atlanta, Georgia 2017
Shawnta L. Williams is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. She earned her Juris Doctor from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. She also has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the College of Charleston.
As a young teenager, she witnessed her mother go through a very emotional divorce, which was her inspiration to pursue a career in law. While in law school, she focused on honing her oratory and litigation skills by participating in moot court and serving as vice president of moot court board. She was an executive board member of the Family Law Society and student member of the Atlanta Bar Association.
Prior to joining Meriwether & Tharp, she worked as Director of Operations for a large national non-profit advising executive leadership on organizational policies and compliance. She has volunteered with Atlanta Legal Aid handling uncontested divorce, advance directives and wills.
When away from the practice of law, she loves spending time with her husband and two sons.