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color-CARPENTER_dsc_6088Ms. Carpenter has been with the firm since 2009, first as a paralegal, and then as an associate after earning her law degree from Georgia State University College of Law in 2012.  Before that, Melissa earned her undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

Melissa has experience in a diverse array of civil litigation matters in state and federal courts, including drafting pleadings and motions, discovery, trial, and appeal.  She is also experienced in government contracts and administrative matters, including bid protests and ensuing litigation.  Melissa is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Melissa is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association.  She is licensed to practice in all Georgia trial and appellate courts.  She and her husband live in Newnan.