​​Melonie is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, focusing her practice on complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, business torts, and unfair competition; insurance matters; and employment litigation.

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Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2016

Civic Involvement

  • Children's of Alabama
    • Committee for the Future
      • Class of 2017
  • Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
    • Homeless Legal Help Desk
  • Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
    • Veterans Legal Help Desk
  • Emory University Alumni Association- Birmingham Chapter

Education & Honors

  • Emory University, J.D., 2016
    • Order of Barristers
    • Director-in-Chief, Emory Moot Court Society
    • National Director of Social Action, National Black Law Students Association
    • Dean's Public Service Award
    • Pro Bono Publico Medal
    • President, Emory Black Law Students Association
    • Director, Student Legal Services
    • Who’s Who Award
    • National Law and Religion Moot Court Team Member
    • Top 11 in Individual Oral Advocacy, National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition
    • Research Assistant to Professor Kathleen N. Cleaver
    • Merit Scholarship
    • Black Law Students Association Distinguished Scholarship
    • Social Advocacy Award, Southern Region of National Black Law Students Association
    • Dr. Herman L. Reese Community Service Award
    • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Foundation Scholarship
    • Gate City Bar Association Judicial Section Scholar
  • University of Akron, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2009
    • Dean’s List
    • Order of Omega
    • Phi Sigma Alpha
    • Women's Track & Field
    • NCAA Mid-American Conference Commissioner's Award
    • President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Delta Pi Chapter
    • National Pan-Hellenic Council Board Member
    • Director of Alumni Relations, Undergraduate Student Government
    • Winter 2011 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Leadership Fellow

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, "Nonmonetary Relief," A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions, Second
    , Published by the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice
    Section, Pending Publication - November 2017.