Melanie Holliman

Top 10 Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probate Law
Bradford & Holliman, LLC
803 Garland Ferry Road
Scottsboro, AL 35768
(256) 259-3301

Melanie B. Holliman (formerly Melanie B. Bradford) enjoys solving problems for people and helping them reach their goals during her twelve years of legal experience in Alabama and Tennessee.  She listens, learns your circumstances, helps you plan, and find solutions tailored to your specific situation. These solutions become a course of action that produces a brighter tomorrow for you and your loved ones.

Melanie has become especially knowledgeable in the field of special needs planning and has set up numerous special needs trusts throughout Alabama, in addition to providing advice to clients, attorneys, and other professionals on establishing special needs trusts and properly administering them. As a result, Melanie is a frequent guest speaker at local events.

Please visit the Events page to see what free law seminars and workshops are planned for the near future.

With offices in Pelham and Scottsboro, Melanie B. Holliman serves Jefferson, Shelby, Jackson, Madison, Marshall and DeKalb Counties.


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


2015 - Formed Bradford & Holliman LLC and became a partner
2009 to 2015 - Sole Practitioner at Melanie Bradford LLC
2014 to Present - Executive Director for Alabama Family Trust, a non-profit administering special needs trusts.
2014 - Board Member for Alabama Family Trust
2012 to 2014 - Advisory Board Member for Alabama Family Trust

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