J.D. Degree; Georgia State University College of Law 1991, with honors
M.S. Degree; Georgia State University 1988
B.S. Degree; Georgia State University 1986, Magna Cum Laude
Melanie Norvell is a member of the firm who specializes in employment law, equine law, family law and general litigation. Melanie has been practicing law since 1991 and has years of experience in representing employers in employment law disputes including class-action, multi-plaintiff and single-plaintiff employment law cases and has represented employers before many Federal and State courts and government agencies in actions ranging from wage and hour disputes to discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims as well as rejection of collective bargaining agreements.
Melanie moved her established family law practice into Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin’s Family Law group in early 2005. Family law is a passionate and rewarding field which finds Melanie and the rest of the Family Law team in all metropolitan Atlanta counties in Superior, Juvenile and Probate Courts representing their clients in divorce, custody, child support, alimony, contempt and other matters. The Family Law team strives to protect and guide their clients through times of stress and crisis with a “hands on” approach.
Melanie’s practice also encompasses creditor’s rights issues, including FDCPA actions. The creditor’s rights practice involves representing collection agencies in claims regarding FDCPA and other Federal and State law issues. She assists her clients with Attorneys General actions regarding consumer complaints as well.
As a life long equestrian, Melanie joined the Equine Law section of the Georgia Bar when it was formed. She can assist horse owners, boarding facilities, trainers and others with the drafting of appropriate and straight-forward agreements for purchase, training, boarding, leasing, transportation and any other issues that may arise.
Melanie received her juris doctor degree, cum laude, in 1991 from Georgia State University College of Law. While in law school, Melanie was a member of the Outer Barristers Guild and competed in several moot court competitions. While competing in moot court competitions, Melanie won the best oralist award for the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Region IV, in 1990.
Melanie is admitted to practice before federal and state courts in Georgia and Florida.
State Bar of Georgia