Melanie Bradford

Wills, Trusts and Estates Law, Social Security Disability Law
Melanie B. Bradford, LLC
803 Garland Ferry Road
Scottsboro, AL 35768
(256) 259-3301

Practice Areas

Asset Protection
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Estate Tax Planning
Gift Tax Planning
Life Care Planning
Long-term Care Planning
Medicaid Planning/Applications
Special Needs Planning
Social Security Disability Review
Trust and Estate Administration
Trusts and Wills
Veterans Benefits Planning/Application


2015 - Formed Bradford & Holliman LLC and became a partner
2009 to 2015 - Sole Practitioner at Melanie Bradford LLC
Alabama Family Trust, Vestavia, AL
State Sponsored Nonprofit 501(c)(3)
Serving People With Special Needs
2014 to Present - Executive Director
2014 - Board Member
2012 to 2014 - Advisory Board Member
2014 - Formed Bradford & Holliman LLC and became a partner
2009 to 2014 - Sole Practitioner at
Melanie Bradford LLC
2008 to 2014 - Adjunct Professor
Northeast Alabama State Community College
2005 to 2009 - Associate Attorney at Paulk Law Firm PC, Scottsboro, AL


Juris Doctor of Law, 2005
Samford University
Cumberland School of Law
Member, Cumberland Law Review
Nominated to Membership, Curia Honoris
Bachelor of Arts, 1995
Magna cum Laude
Political Science and History
Athens State University
Melanie has ten years of law experience in Alabama and Tennessee. She enjoys solving problems for people and helping them reach their goals. With offices in Pelham and Scottsboro, she serves Cherokee, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Marshall and Shelby Counties. She listens, learns your circumstances, helps you plan, and finds solutions tailored to your specific situation. She turns those solutions into a course of action that produces a brighter tomorrow for you and your loved ones. She has become especially knowledgeable in the field of special needs planning and has set up numerous special needs trusts in Alabama. Melanie is a frequent guest speaker at many local venues on a variety of topics. Please visit the Events page on this website to see what free law seminars and workshops are planned for the near future.


Alabama Bar Association
2005 to Present - Member
Elder Law Section:
2011 to 2012 - Board Member
2010 to 2011 ? President
2009 to 2010 ? Vice President
2008 to 2009 ? Secretary
Tennessee Bar Association
2014 to Present - Member
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member Since 2009
2014 ? Served on Planning Committee for
National Annual Elder Law Conference
2012 to Present ? Planning Committee for
Alabama Annual Elder Law Conference
Huntsville Financial and Estate Planning Council
2015 - Board Member
Kiwanis Club of Scottsboro
2006 to Present - Member
2011 to 2013, Board Member


All Alabama Courts
All Tennessee Courts
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court,
Northern District of Alabama