Civil Litigation

The attorneys at Williams & Mills are trial attorneys. We represent businesses and individuals faced with all types of civil litigation. Below are a few examples of types of civil litigation cases that we represent: – Contract disputes – Consumer law – Business disputes – Money owed – Defamation – Construction Contract Disputes – Promissory Notes

Criminal Defense

Williams & Mills has developed into one of the preeminent criminal defense practices in Western North Carolina. Our attorneys have earned the reputation of being trusted and effective criminal defense attorneys. We not only have the knowledge, we have the drive to work hard on your case. We regularly schedule appointments after hours, and on weekends, in order to accommodate our clients.

Employment Law (Labor Law)

Our attorneys have significant experience in handling employment law issues, such as the following specific areas: – Employee privacy and drug testing – Unemployment hearings; – Wrongful discharge; – Discrimination in the workplace (ADA, FMLA and sexual harassment); – Nonpayment of wages (Wage and Hour Act); – EEOC complaints; – Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission hearings;

Personal Injury

For over a decade, the attorneys at Williams & Mills have represented individuals that have been injured and their families of those killed as the result of the negligent or wrongful conduct of another person or company. Our attorneys have significant experience in handling the following injuries: car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, crime victims, slip, trip and fall injuries, wrongful death, and more.  

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Workers Compensation

It takes experience and knowledge to effectively handle a workers’ compensation claim. For more than a decade, attorneys at Williams & Mills have represented employees injured at work.  One of our attorneys, Brian Elston, was a workers’ compensation claims adjuster prior to becoming an attorney. These experiences allow our attorneys to understand the realities of those injured at work, and have helped many injured employees obtain fair and full compensation for their injuries.

Surety and Forfeiture

The attorneys at Williams & Mills represent sureties, bond agents, and runners in all aspects of surety and forfeiture law. From reviewing motions to set aside to providing representation in hearings with the Department of Insurance, our attorneys are able to apply their vast knowledge of surety law for the client’s benefit.  

Motorcycle Clubs

At Williams & Mills, we are proud to serve as general counsel for Buncombe County-Concerned Biker’s Association/A.B.A.T.E and BikerDownWnc-org. We represent Motorcyle Clubs and their members in trademark issues, contract negotiations, IRS matters, and other legal matters. Contact Williams & Mills today for a consultation with an experienced motorcycle club attorney. We can be reached at 828-255-0100. Brian’s email address is [email protected] 

Student Discipline and Special Education

As a former school board attorney, Brian Elston knows the processes and procedures involving student discipline and students with a disability. Brian represented multiple school boards regarding student discipline and special education matters. Brian attended board hearings, IEP meetings, manifestation determination meetings, and resolution meetings. He has represented school boards in due process petitions and complaints filed in federal court regarding alleged violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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Williams And Mills Law

– 2005, Beginning

Since 2005, Williams & Mills, PLLC used core traits in providing legal representation to individuals facing pressing legal issues. The firm focused its practice in the areas of criminal law, workers’ compensation, and personal injury.

– 2014, Growth

In July 2014, Williams & Mills, PLLC expanded into the practice areas of employment law, labor law, business litigation, plaintiff-oriented education law, special education law, and surety and forfeiture law. In addition, the firm now offers mediation services. We have remained unwaivering in our core values and commitment to excellence.

– 2015 , Our website is live!

2015 marks the beginning of the brand new Williams and Mills dot com. We’re excited to get a well deserved refresh to our website to serve our clients better.  Williams and Mills dot com is dedicated wide range of resources and information for individuals and businesses.  Please feel free to contact us directly for information about the firm and its practice areas, rates, and services. We look forward to hearing from you.


  • Mission:

    Our practice area is focused on people and their problems. Whether it is a pending criminal charge, an unforeseen injury at work, or a business dispute, our approach is the same: to provide the highest caliber of legal representation and achieve the best, most practical resolution. We invite you to learn more about who we are and our services. We trust that we can provide you with what you deserve: efficient, effective, and passionate attorneys at law.

  • Security:

    At Williams and Mills Security is our top priority. All client and case information is secure at all times.

  • Confidentiality:

    Once you’re a client a lawyer shall not reveal information relating to the representation of a client unless the client gives informed consent, the disclosure is impliedly authorized in order to carry out the representation or the disclosure is permitted by paragraph. We take this very seriously.



    My roommate and I were referred to Williams & Mills, PLLC and Brian willingly helped us. He was honest and professional from the start and was able to recoup some money for us in end. I would highly recommend Brian in the future and feel like his expertise and knowledge were very helpful in assisting us!!

    Ashley Rogers
  • Trustworthy and professional!     
    Brian was very dedicated, trustworthy, and informative. I would highly recommend him, as he was emphatic with our case and was always quick to respond. He was able to clearly explain our options, while also giving his professional opinion. I would not hesitate to work with him again.
    – Stacy
  • sampleKaren
    Ethical and compassionate.

    I recently engaged the legal services of Brian Elston in a matter pertaining to my children's independent school. Brian proved to be the attorney who made me question my negative attitudes toward the legal profession. He was a great listener, attentive, responsive to my concerns, and a strong communicator and advocate. He did more than was to be expected in researching my particular legal quandary and kept me informed each step of the way; he even responded to my past-nine-p.m. emails! Even more, Brian proved a highly ethical and compassionate legal professional. I would strongly recommend Brian to anyone who is seeking excellent, ethical legal counsel.



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