Ms. Melanie Bradford Holliman

Ms. Melanie Bradford Holliman: Attorney with Bradford & Holliman, LLC

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.

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Trusts
  • Estate and Gift Taxation Planning
  • Wills
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Estate Administration
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Special Needs Trusts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
256-259-3301  Phone
256-259-3302  Fax
www.bradfordholliman.com
University Attended:
Athens State College, B.A., Pre-Law Political Science and History, magna cum laude, 1994
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., cum laude, 2005
Year of First admission:
2005
Admission:
2005, Alabama; 2008, U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; 2013, Tennessee
Memberships:
Huntsville Financial and Estate Planning Council; 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); American Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association
ISLN:
918750974
Payment Information:
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Other - Flat Fee
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.5/5.0 (32)
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      4.6/5.0
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      4.5/5.0
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    • Ms. Melanie Bradford Holliman

      4.6/5.0 by a Partner on 07/21/12 in Aged and Aging on 07/21/12

      Melanie has excellent knowledge in the area of Elder Law.

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      Melanie has excellent knowledge in the area of Elder Law.

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    • Ms. Melanie Bradford Holliman

      4.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 07/25/12 in Aged and Aging on 07/25/12

      Melanie specializes in Elder Law, has been the Chairman of this Section of the Alabama Bar. I rate her highly

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      Melanie specializes in Elder Law, has been the Chairman of this Section of the Alabama Bar. I rate her highly

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        4.0/5.0
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    • Ms. Melanie Bradford Holliman

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/17/15 in Aged and Aging on 09/17/15

      I have worked with Melanie on a number of occasions and have found her to be extremely knowledgeable and caring about the the clients needs. She is deserving of the high...

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      I have worked with Melanie on a number of occasions and have found her to be extremely knowledgeable and caring about the the clients needs. She is deserving of the highest rating offered by this service.

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    • Ms. Melanie Bradford Holliman

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/11/15 in Aged and Aging on 09/11/15

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    • Ms. Melanie Bradford Holliman

      5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 09/03/15 in Estate Planning on 09/03/15

      • Legal Knowledge

        5.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
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    • Ms. Melanie Bradford Holliman

      5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 09/03/15 in Estate Planning on 09/03/15

      • Legal Knowledge

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    • Ms. Melanie Bradford Holliman

      5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 08/15/15 in Aged and Aging on 08/15/15

      Excellent reputation in the legal and civic community.

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      Excellent reputation in the legal and civic community.

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    • Ms. Melanie Bradford Holliman

      5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 07/18/14 in General Practice on 07/18/14

      Melanie is a smart, capable and hard working attorney.

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      Melanie is a smart, capable and hard working attorney.

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    • Ms. Melanie Bradford Holliman

      5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 07/18/14 in Social Security Disability on 07/18/14

      • Legal Knowledge

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    • Ms. Melanie Bradford Holliman

      5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 07/18/14 in Estate Planning on 07/18/14

      Melanie Bradford is an exemplary attorney.

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      Melanie Bradford is an exemplary attorney.

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