Law School - Cumberland, Samford University (AL)
Bar Admission - 9/30/2005
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Melanie B. Bradford dedicats her full efforts and attention to meeting the needs of clients. She understands the stress and anxiety brought on by legal problems. Melanie Bradford will take the time to listen to you, analyze your situation and offer solutions that fit your needs and goals. She and her staff will be accessible to you and will work hard to earn your trust and confidence. Their goal is to minimize your stress by shouldering your legal burden, allowing you to move forward with your life.
Areas of Practice:
Estate & Gift Tax Planning
Special Needs Trusts
Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Asset Protection Trusts
Probate & Estate Administration
Social Security Disability
U.S. District Court
Northern District of Alabama
U.S. Tax Court. She also is accredited by the VA Administration
Social Security Administration
Alabama State Bar
Alabama State Bar Section of Elder Law (and currently serves as chairman of the Section)
American Bar Association
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Melanie B. Bradford earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, in Birmingham, Alabama. While in law school, she was a member of the Cumberland Law Review. She was also selected by the faculty of Cumberland School of Law to be a member of Curia Honoris, to which membership is granted only to nominated students that graduate in the top ten percent of the class.
Melanie B. Bradford frequently speaks at public and private seminars (clubs, civic groups, churches, senior centers, etc.) on estate planning matters. Melanie B Bradford is the founder and sole practitioner of the law firm of Melanie B. Bradford, LLC. Ms. Bradford practices in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, Medicaid and nursing home planning, VA benefits, probate, Social Security Disability, special needs trusts/planning, and business and commercial law.
In addition to practicing law full-time, Ms. Bradford serves as an adjunct professor for paralegal studies at Northeast Alabama Community College in Rainsville, Alabama.
Ms. Bradford has focused her law practice on Elder Law issues for eight years.
She is presently an advisory board member for the Alabama Family Trust, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) special needs trust serving children and adults with disabilities. The organization was created in 1994 by an act of the Alabama Legislature to encourage, enhance and foster the provisions of medical, social, or other supplemental services for persons with a mental or physical impairment.
Ms. Bradford is a member of the National Academy of Elder Lawyers Association; Alabama Bar Association; Elder Law Section of the Alabama Bar Association; American Bar Association. Ms. Bradford formerly served as Chairman of the Elder Law Section of the Alabama State Bar (2011-2011).