Ms. Melissa Jean Potter Sanford, Esq.

Ms. Melissa Jean Potter Sanford, Esq.: Attorney with Sanford Law Firm, P.C.


Melissa Sanford has built her career on helping clients in the areas of family law and criminal defense. By focusing primarily on these two areas in her practice, Ms. Sanford has been able to gain extensive experience in the family and criminal court systems, ensuring each of her clients gets the best possible representation for the legal issues that crop up unexpectedly in their lives.

Education and Experience

After obtaining her BA in Political Science from Columbia University, Ms. Sanford attended law school at the Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania. Ms. Sanford then went on to serve as the Assistant District Attorney for Hall County for several years. After working as an associate for multiple firms, Ms. Sanford started the Sanford Law Firm, P.C. in 2013. The firm assists clients with a myriad of legal issues, with an emphasis on family law and criminal matters.

Fayetteville Family Law Attorney

Legal issues involving family can be especially difficult. Along with the legal and life ramifications that may stem from them, there are emotional and psychological aspects that can’t be ignored. Ms. Sanford treats every family law situation with the respect and sensitivity it deserves, so you can trust she will not only provide you the best legal advice and representation, but also that you will feel comfortable throughout the proceedings. It’s impossible to eliminate the emotional upheaval of family legal problems, but she does all she can to help minimize their impact on you and your life.

Fayette County Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges, you can also trust Ms. Sanford to treat your case with the utmost dedication and determination. Nothing about being arrested and facing trial is easy, but by preparing the best possible defense and going to trial with all the facts and absolute conviction, you can reduce some of the burden. When defending clients from criminal charges, Ms. Sanford strives to provide the strongest possible legal defense in order to get you your best possible outcome. Everyone deserves to be represented fairly in the court of law. When you’ve been arrested, Ms. Sanford will help you understand the legal process and the options available to you.

Legal Counsel in Fayetteville, GA

No matter what legal matter crops up in your life, you need representation by someone who understands the rights and processes of the legal system. Based out of Fayetteville, Melissa Sanford provides legal help in the area of family matters, including divorce, child custody, and child support, as well as criminal defense to clients throughout Fayette County, as well as Coweta, Spalding, Pike, Upson, Carroll, Clayton and South Fulton Counties.

Whether you seek family legal counsel or are facing criminal charges, Ms. Sanford will treat you and your case with the respect you deserve, and will work to ensure all your legal rights are upheld and to get you the best possible outcome.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Criminal
  • Adoption
  • Custody

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
678-621-1488  Phone
(770) 719-3353  Phone
(770) 719-3354  Fax
University Attended:
Columbia University, B.A., Political Science, 1997
Law School Attended:
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2000
Year of First Admission:
2000, Georgia; 2006, Maryland
State Bar of Georgia; Maryland Bar Association; Fayette County Bar Association.

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