Melissa Nicole Hawkins

Melissa Nicole Hawkins

We are an Atlanta based law firm using innovative and practical legal strategies
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Georgia
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I am so blessed to have the privilege to advocate for families in Georgia. In my practice of restructuring families, I have had the opportunity to represent both husbands and wives and mothers and fathers in their divorces, legitimations, child custody matters, child support modifications and paternity actions. These representations include the prosecution and defense of these matters. While every case is different, many of the cases are ripe for resolution short of litigation. However, some of them must be litigated to the fullest extent in a courtroom. When you decide to hire hlg you are investing in attorneys who recognize that this is already a difficult time in your life and you need intelligent legal counsel with true compassion. I offer this delicate balance of strong and tenacious representation with comfort and respect for the very delicate subject matter. I work hard to ensure that the legal process understood so you can be prepared.

I bring a diverse perspective to assist our clients in their personal injury matters. We assist clients in various personal injury matters including car accidents, slip and falls, malicious prosecution, negligent security and other matters. We work efficiently to ensure the clients have as much knowledge about the process – including “behind the scene” knowledge. We go above and beyond the requirement and deliver professional and personal attention. An example of this stellar service is that we always attempt to reduce medical bills to ensure as much money as possible goes directly to the client even though it does not increase the amount of money we receive. While we strive to resolve claims as soon as practical, we refuse to settle an unfair claim, thus, many of our matters have to move forward in litigation. To conclude our family representation, we also offer estate-planning service, including simple wills.

Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Adoptions
  • Child Support
  • Custody
  • Legitimation
  • Modification of Parenting Time
  • Alimony
  • Wills
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Georgia
ID Number: 447080
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Emory University School of Law
J.D. (2003)
Honors: Ben Johnson Scholar, Dean's Award for Service
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Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
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Atlanta Bar Association
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State Bar Association of Georgia
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Panelist, Young Lawyer's Division
Young Lawyer's Division
Panelist, American Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Hawkins Legal Group
Contact & Map
Hawkins Legal Group
343 Atlantis Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Telephone: (404) 367-9513
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