For the past 15 years, Melanie has worked diligently for a smaller Atlanta-based law firm, which speaks to her loyalty for sure, but it also allowed her to wear many hats and to hone her legal skills to razor sharp. Recently, she made the jump to SM&P, a larger firm of law professionals for whom she had developed a great deal of respect and a firm with the resources to enable her to do even more for her clients.
Melanie’s colleagues find her to be well organized, a great listener, detail-oriented with the ability to absorb large amounts of information and documentation then recast it in a way that tells a story that is clear and beneficial to the client. Clients also use such descriptors as tenacious, thorough, patient, empathetic and incredible in court. With her pedigreed resume, years of family law experience, and the best human and professional characteristics all melded into one tough advocate and concerned and caring counselor, it is no wonder she is a welcome and perfect fit at SM&P.
When Melanie is not working she is active in her church, a mentor for underprivileged teens, and an officer in a women’s charitable group. She also enjoys kayaking, yoga, animals and Sunday night TV watching.
- Supreme Court of Georgia, 2009
- Georgia Court of Appeals, 2003
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1999
- Georgia, 1996
Emory University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1996, with Distinction
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bachelor's Degree, 1993
Honors and Awards:
- Ranked top 20% of Class: Emory University School of Law
- Managing Editor for The Emory International Law Review
- American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure