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Melissa Leigh Durand

Melissa Leigh Durand

Practice areas:

Immigration, Civil Rights

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Immigration: 95%
    2 years
  2. Civil Rights: 5%
    2 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Michael Christian Urbina-Pabon

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    Michael Urbina-Pabon Immigration Attorney
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Contact Info

Potra Law Firm

3620 Swiftwater Park Drive
Suwanee, GA, 30024



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200808/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leadership Academy GraduateYoung Lawyers' Division Leadership Academy2010
National Litigation Academy GraduateAlliance Defense Fund2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyPotra Law Firm2011 - Present
Independent Contract AttorneyRoyal Washburn Will2009 - 2011
Law ClerkSoutheastern Legal Foundation2007 - 2009
Blackstone Fellowship InternAlliance Defense Fund2006 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Georgia-Alabama chapter)Member2011 - Present
Georgia State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionCo-Chair, Law-Related Education Committee2010 - 2012
Alliance Defending FreedomAllied Attorney2009 - Present
Blackstone Legal FellowshipBlackstone Fellow2006 - Present
Regent Journal of International LawManaging Editor and Layout Editor2006 - 2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Mercer UniversityPolitical Science, Music CompositionBA - Bachelor of Arts2005