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Mel Hewitt has been a member of the Georgia Bar since 1985. After completing four years of active duty in the United States Navy, Mr. Hewitt spent the next six years in public law enforcement serving in the uniformed patrol division, the detective bureau and undercover narcotics investigations.  He the entered the corporate world  where he spent the next seventeen years in the private security industry. Mr. Hewitt was ultimately named president of Globe Security Systems, Inc., a publically-held, private security firm with over 13,000 employees and over 100 offices in the United States and Europe. Mr. Hewitt left corporate America in 1989 and, along with his wife and partner, Harriet Isenberg, opened a private law practice in Atlanta, Georgia.


Mr. Hewitt primarily represents victims of serious assaults and batteries, sexual assault, child molestation, and families of murder victims. He is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Association of Justice (formerly the ‘Trial Lawyers of America’), the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), the National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA), the National Organization for Victims of Crime (NOVA), and the Lawyer's Club of Atlanta. Mr. Hewitt is the president of the Crime Victim Advocacy Council and is on the Board of Directors of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Mr. Hewitt is a frequent speaker at NOVA, NCVBA /NCVC and GTLA functions. He has appeared on television and radio programs speaking on issues of negligent security and civil justice for crime victims, and has published several articles relating to negligent security and crime victim issues in Trial Magazine, Calendar Call and The Connection.


Languages spoken: Russian, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    30 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
    30 years
  3. Civil Rights: 15%



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Jacob Edward Daly

    All too often these days it seems that opposing counsel do not get along very well. Not so with Mel. My experience in representing clients opposite from Mel's clients is that he always retains a friendly, professional demeanor without losing his ability to skillfully and ably represent his clients' best interests. More lawyers should be like Mel.


    Jacob Daly Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I have known Mel for 25 years, since shortly after he and his wife Harriet Isenberg moved to Atlanta. Mel's background in law enforcement and security services has informed his perspective on victims' rights and guided his ground-breaking work in premises liability law. His management experience enables him to orchestrate complex litigation seamlessly. And he is a very nice guy, who I would call in a minute if I had a personal issue I needed help with.


    Christina Smith Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Isenberg & Hewitt, P.C.

7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Bldg. 15, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA, 30328


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198511/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/Managing PartnerIsenberg & Hewitt, P.C.1988 - Present
General Counsel/PresidentGlobe Security Systems1985 - 1987
Dist. Mgr./Vice Pres. OperationsAdvance Security1979 - 1985
Dist. Mgr./DirectorWackenhut Corporation1977 - 1979
Branch/District ManagerAdvance Security1974 - 1977
Deputy Sheriff/SergeantGeauga County Sheriff's Department1970 - 1974
Deputy Sheriff/DetectiveCuyahoga County Sheriff's Department1968 - 1970
Yeoman, 2nd classUnited States Navy1964 - 1968
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society for Industrial SecurityMember2012 - Present
Crime Victim Advocacy CouncilPresident2007 - Present
National Organization for Victims of CrimeMember2007 - Present
National Association for Victim Assistancemember2007 - Present
National Center for Victims of CrimeBoard of Directors2004 - Present
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationAdvocacy Board Member2004 - Present
Lawyer's Club of AtlantaMember2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ashley & Todd Watson vs. James WatsonConfidential Settlement.
Mangham v. RobbinsJudgment in the amount of $30,000,000.00.
Giglio v. Perimeter MallConfidential Settlement.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Risk & Insurance MagazineTeller-Tale Signs of Greater Exposure by Katie Kuchner-Herbert2011
Trial Magazine: Georgia Bar JournalProve Notice with Standards and Statistics2005
Calendar CallVictims Rights in Georgia: Considerations When Advocating for Victims of Crime2005
The Connection (GAPPI)Making the Attorney-Investigator Relationship Stronger2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Atlanta Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Lakeland CollegeN/AA.A.SN/A
Kent State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in GeorgiaCivil Justice & the Civil Justice System2014
Families of Homicide Victims & Missing Persons Annual MeetingCivil Justice for Victims of Crime2008
National Organization for Victim Assistance Annual MeetingCivil Justice for Victims of Crime2007
Retail Hospitality Liability ConferenceNegligent Security Issues Effecting the Retail & Hospitality Industry2005
National Crime Victims Bar Association Annual MeetingInsider's Look at Private Security Companies2005
Let's TalkCivil Remedies for Victims of Crime2005