150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Melody Z. Richardson

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Richardson, Bloom & Lines, LLC

Contact Information

Office:
75 Fourteenth Street, NE
Suite 2840
Atlanta GA 30309
Work (404) 888-3730
Fax (404) 888-3731


Practice State

Georgia

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

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Counties

  • Cherokee, Georgia
  • Cobb, Georgia
  • Coweta, Georgia
  • DeKalb, Georgia
  • Douglas, Georgia
  • Fayette, Georgia
  • Forsyth, Georgia
  • Fulton, Georgia
  • Gwinnett, Georgia
  • Hall, Georgia
  • Henry, Georgia
  • Newton, Georgia
  • Paulding, Georgia
  • Rockdale, Georgia
  • Spalding, Georgia

Education

B.A., Emory University, 1981 J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1985

Legal Organizations

- Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section - Chair (2008-2009) - Vice Chair/Chair Elect (2007-2008) - Secretary (2006-2007) - Treasurer (2005-2006) - Member at Large (2002-2005) - Editor-in-Chief, Family Law Newsletter (2001-2004) - President-Elect, Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court Executive Board

Awards

-Atlanta Bar Association Professionalism Award, 2016 - Selected for inclusion as a Georgia Super Lawyer 2007 - Present - Named one of the Top 50 Woman Attorneys in Georgia 2009 - Present - Selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Lawyers fromn 2011 through 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers - Named one of Georgia's Legal Elite 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2014 - Community Service Project Award from the Atlanta Bar in 2009 - Achievement Award for efforts as Co-Chair of the Atlanta Bar Association Law Day Committee, May 2012 - Atlanta Bar Association Family First Award 2013 - Selected for inclusion in the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America - Atlanta Bar Association Distinguished Service Award, 2016 - Fulton County Law Day Committee "Melody Z. Richardson Award" recipient, 2016

CLE Presentations

-"The Ethics of Social Media", High Asset and Complex Divorce Seminar, 2016 -"Best Practices", 1st and 2nd Annual High Asset and Complex Divorce Seminar, 2014 and 2015 Emory Law School Litigation class guest speaker and panel member -"What Role Can a Lawyer Play for a Child in Family Court?" Atlanta Magazine, March 2009 -"Heart Flush: Best Interest of the Child Prevails" and "Collaborative Family Law: Catch the Wave," February 14, 2008 -"Winning at Mediation: Dance to the Music," New Developments in Family Law and Mediation, May 3, 2007 -"Prenuptial Agreements," Atlanta Woman Magazine, February 2007, (Vol. 6, Issue 2) -"For Love or Money: the Financial Aspects of Divorce", February 14, 2004 -"Georgia Custody Issues", November 2000 -"Georgia Family Law Practice for Paralegals", October 2000

Author

- "How to Reform A Bert Bell/Pete Rozell QDRO", The Family Lawyer, 2016

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