Ms. Melanie B. Bradford
Firm: Bradford & Holliman, LLC
Address: 803 Garland Ferry Road
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Membership: Huntsville Financial and Estate Planning Council (board member); National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Alabama State Bar; Elder Law Section of Alabama State Bar (Secretary, 2008-2009, Vice President, 2009-2010, President, 2010-2011); America
University: Athens State College, B.A., Pre-Law Political Science/History, magna cum laude, 1994, Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., cum laude, 2005
Admitted: 2005, Alabama; 2008, U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; 2013, Tennessee
Biography: I focus my law practice on: Estate Planning, Long Term Care Planning, Asset Protection (including trust planning and business entities), Medicaid Planning & Appeals (asset protection, preparing and submitting the Medicaid application, appeals), Retirement Stretch-Out Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Probate matters, and Business Law regarding: Limited Liability Companies, Corporations, Non-Profit Corporations, and Partnerships.My offices are located in Scottsboro, Alabama and Pelham, Alabama. I am able to serve Jackson County, DeKalb County, Madison County, Marshall County, Shelby County, and Jefferson County.December 2014 - present: Partner with Bradford & Holliman, LLC.January 2009- present: Solo practitioner at Melanie B. Bradford, LLC.March 2014-present: Executive Director for Alabama Family Trust, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) special needs trust serving children and adults with disabilities.2014: Board member for the Alabama Family Trust; appointed by Governor Bentley and confirmed by the Alabama Senate.2014: Member of the Planning Committee for NAELA 2015 Annual Conference.2013- present: Of Counsel for Lawrence & Lawrence in Chattanooga, TN.2012 - present: Member of the Planning Committee for CLE Alabama annual Elder Law Conference.2012- January 2014: Advisory Board member for the Alabama Family Trust.2011-2012: Board member for Elder Law Section of Alabama State Bar.2010-2011: President, Elder Law Section of Alabama State Bar.2009-2010: Vice-President, Elder Law Section of Alabama State Bar.2008-2014: Adjunct Profession of Paralegal Studies at Northeast Alabama State Community College2008-2009: Secretary, Elder Law Section of Alabama State Bar.Professional and Civic Groups: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Alabama State Bar, Elder Law Section of Alabama State Bar, American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Kiwanis, American Association of University Women.