Our People

Our Team is Here to Guide You in Pursuing Even the Most Challenging Legal Goals

Brana J. Williams, Attorney

I started in criminal law. I was a prosecutor, then, and this might sound like a cliche (but it’s not), I went out on my own and became a defense attorney. I enjoyed it, still accepted a few cases, but something was missing.

I realized what that was when my husband and I adopted my first two children. Adoption law was intricate, fascinating, and client intensive in a consultative way I had not experienced in my career to date.

I work with people and families to do what’s best for my clients, especially the children. I try to work things out through mediation. On the few occasions that doesn’t work out, the skills I earned during my years in the criminal courts are invaluable, and I’m not afraid to use them when I have to.

Credentials

Certified Family Court Mediator

As a criminal defense lawyer; death penalty certified and has tried 2 death penalty cases

Memberships: SC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, SC Women Lawyer Association

Prosecutor for almost 3 yrs. – Senior Assistant Solicitor, team leader, tried numerous felony cases, including drug trafficking, burglary, and armed robbery

DUI – trained and certified administrator for FSTs

Jim Arnold, Chief Investigator

Very much a bonus for our clients, Jim Arnold is our firm’s Chief Investigator. Jim is a retired police officer with over 30 years of law enforcement experience. He brings his considerable investigative and research skills to every case. Jim is also adept at searching through every case identifying technicalities and other legal issues.

Every client of Indigo Family Law benefits from his experience.

 

 Johana Bufford, Office Manager/Paralegal

Johana graduated from the University of Tirana in 1997 with a degree in law. She was admitted to practice law in the Albanian courts on December 28, 2000. Shortly after, she immigrated to the United States, becoming a United States citizen on November 3, 2004.

While not currently licensed to practice as a lawyer in the United States, Johana has redefined the role of a paralegal. Effective and efficient, she brings her superior analytic talents to every case.

Johana works closely with Brana across a wide range of matters while also assisting our clients through the process. Her background and experience is invaluable.

Bledar Gora

Bledar Gora

Bledar moved to the Myrtle Beach Area in 2017 having lived in Massachusetts for the last decade. He was born and raised in Albania and moved to the United States in 1996. He graduated cum laude from Azusa Pacific University in California, with bachelor degrees in Political Science and Psychology. He then went on to study law and graduated from the University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth in 2010. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, since 2010, and Connecticut, since 2011. Bledar is taking the South Carolina bar in the very near future. The focus of his practice has been Immigration Law and he wishes to meet the needs of our clients and their families in facing some of the quintessential issues regarding immigration status and benefits. He and his wife have three children with the last addition to their family being a twin boy and girl.

April Simons, Client Services Manager

April Simons, Client Services Manager

April was born in Georgetown County. She has spent the last 8 years in Pittsburgh, PA and has recently moved back home to Myrtle Beach. April has over 18 years in the airline customer service industry. She brings a wide variety of skills to our office, having previously worked as a bank internal auditor and also owning her own real estate appraiser’s firm. April enjoys spending her spare time putting together children’s parties and traveling.

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