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Melaney C. LaGrone

Immigration Attorney at Lawrenceville, GA

4.9   15 reviews

also known as Attorney Mel

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 10 years
    Michigan - MI 13 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Not authorized to practice-Administrative No misconduct found

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

About Melaney

Learn Melaney’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    80%
    Removal/Deportation defense; Detained and Non-Detained. Bond Hearings, Post-Conviction Relief and Crimmigration issues, Family-Based Petitions, and Naturalization.

    11 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    All Felonies and Misdemeanors. DUI and Traffic Citations.

    13 years

Don't let the pretty smile fool you.  After spending nearly 10 years as a Detroit police officer in both Gang Squad and Narcotics units, Attorney Mel knows how the system works. 

Recognized as one of Atlanta's Super Lawyers, she defends our black and brown men against the injustices of the criminal and immigration system.

By securing dismissal, acquittals, and favorable plea deals for her clients, she keeps our black men out of prison and home with their families.  Let's get your loved one home. 

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Location

LaGrone Law
234 Luckie St.
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046
Melaney C. LaGrone
11A Norre Gade, Suite 6
St Thomas, VI, 00802
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Chris Andrade | December 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied client.
I’m highly impressed of the professionalism of Ms. LaGrone’s. I’m satisfied of the outcome of the case, I will definitely recommend her services.
Response from Melaney LaGrone December 28, 2022
Thank you. It was a pleasure working with you, and we are glad that you are satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Federica | October 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nice and efficient
My experience so far with attorney Mel has been very positive. Her staff has always been very helpful and quick with their responses.
Response from Melaney LaGrone October 19, 2022
Thank you Federicka! Pleasure working with you.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Melaney was so patient and knowledgeable regarding my case. I would highly recommend her!
Response from Melaney LaGrone October 10, 2022
Thank you for the 5 Star rating!
Posted by Douglas Cunnington | September 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
mr.
I had a consultation with Melaney C. LaGrone, Attorney, for help with immigration matter. I have a fiancé in Bolivia, and she wants to come here for marriage. Having dealt with immigration issues before, I know it would be best to have someone who knew the laws, and knew how best to proceed. I was provided with information on all the items needed. They checked all of the information, and then forwarded it to the Department of Homeland Security. This helped to save time and effort. If they found any problems with the paper work, they called and ask me clarify. I also checked the information before it was sent in. If I had any questions, I was able to call the office and ask. They helped to have the visa request be in proper order before it was sent in.
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Response from Melaney LaGrone September 22, 2022
We are so glad we were able to make this a good experience for you. Pleasure working with you.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Anonymous
LaGrone law was awesome. They helped me through my citizenship application, and in about 6 months I got naturalized. The process was seamless, and I had an awesome experience with them. I definitely recommend
Response from Melaney LaGrone June 2, 2022
Thank you. It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Izzie | April 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism, Promptness.
I was very happy with the handling of my case. I got a suitable outcome and I was handled with professionalism, respect and care.
Response from Melaney LaGrone September 3, 2022
Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Kevin | December 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
This was my first time seeking out a lawyer and I have to say the experience I have had so far with Melanie has been an excellent one. I believe Ms. LaGrone is very trustworthy, courageous, and wise. She possesses great potential for the most positive outcome for your case.
Response from Melaney LaGrone December 17, 2021
Thank you, Kevin for your response. We are pleased to hear you have had great experiences with our Law Firm. We are grateful you have taken the time to share your feedback with others. We pride ourselves in handling every case with confidentiality, confidence and the knowledge to gain the absolute best outcome for any specific situation. We wish you nothing but the best moving forward.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The woman who never gives up
First off, I'll start by saying I hire Miss Lagrone mid case she was not my first attorney, nor the second. But after our initial consult I was sure she would be the last. I threw this woman in the middle of my case, and this was not an area of law that she was an expert, on top of that covid happens, and we still won our case!.... If this doesn't convince you to hire her, then only God himself can help you. Raving review aside: Thank you Melaney, you never gave up, and because of your effort we won our case. Wish you increased success. Take care
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Response from Melaney LaGrone December 17, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review for us. We appreciate your trust and confidence in us as we worked hard to achieve an amazing outcome for you! We are as delighted as you. All the very best to you and your family in the future.
Posted by Marquis | July 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good job
I couldn't be more pleased with LaGrone Law Firm. She were very knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and responded quickly to all of my questions and concerns. I will be recommending them to everyone! She did a good job
Response from Melaney LaGrone August 2, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating - it's much appreciated!
Posted by Billy | July 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Choice For Representation Around
Melany LaGrone is very knowledgeable and I was blessed to have her representation recently I can’t say enough good things about her I will always remember the positive impact she has had on my life Excellent Choice to have in your corner !!!!
Response from Melaney LaGrone August 2, 2021
Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being our Client and helping to share the word about us. We’re here for you anytime.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green card received
I am incredibly grateful to attorney Mel and her team at LaGrone law. They helped me get my green card. I was very informed about the process and they treated me like family. Thank you so much for all that you've done for me.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Attorney Melany was absolutely amazing. She was kind and helped us do exactly what we needed to do. I highly recommend!
Posted by Brianna | November 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
I contact my lawyer around mid-October and hired her within a week. I was confident in her abilities because throughout consultation she was nothing but kind and professional! She showed up and showed out and got my failure to maintain lane dropped and my DUI dropped to a wreck less driving case! I would recommend if you’re thinking about hiring, DO IT!
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazingly Talented and Excellent at what she does.
There are no words of gratitude that I can used to say Thank you for the services that I received from attorney Melaney LaGrone on 8/6/2019. She took the time prior to my court date to listen to my concerns and to go over the specific details as to what had occurred. She did not get tired of my calls nor emails that were sent. Attorney Lagrone skill's showed out in court and because of her knowledge of the law, my cause was immediately dismissed by the solicitor and the judge. Once again thank you for all that you have done. Much Appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life or Chains
I just wanted to take this time out to Thank You So much for being So Supportive of a Denominator that was totally not familar! I am just now really absorbing the entire process and know that you were apart of the Positive outcome and for that, I Thank you and your Team again, so so much. Continue to Prevail. The only negative part with me, as over analyzing the entire process, I would have liked more information, before just getting the action taken in the mail with absolutely no communication unless you request a date and time to talk. Also, the continued information in the mail and no one said anything or called. Totally Pay and Wait your Turn.
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Response from Melaney LaGrone September 3, 2022
Thank you for the comment, however, I am not sure how to address the information in the mail and wait your turn comment because there is no name for me to associate a case too. But please understand the the criminal justice system is a wait your turn type of system. You hire an attorney to be ready when the case moves. Even before the pandemic, a case won't move for months and months. So we are still operating with a major backlog. Moving forward, we will definitely work on better communication to make sure all clients understand what is happening. Even if nothing is happening.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • LaGrone Law, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Fulton County District Attorney's Office: Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Police Officer
  • City of Detroit Police Department
  • 1994 - 2002

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Deportable Felony Dismissed!
  • Deportable felony reduced to a non deportable misdemeanor.

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • N/A
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm
  • Co-chair
  • N/A
  • Georgia Hispanic Bar Association
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • N/A
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Virgin Islands Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • "SuperLawyers®"
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Crimmigration: The Intersection of criminal law and immigration law
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
Endorse Melaney
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney LaGrone is a competent attorney and compassionate advocate that brings excellent customer service to each case she handles."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the honor and privilege of collaborating with Attorney LaGrone. She is a consummate professional that cares deeply about her work and the well-being of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Melaney and I had the opportunity to work together after she left the District Attorney's office. We hired her to work on CrImmigration cases in our law firm, and she was able to assist many clients of ours to improve their legal situation. I highly recommend her for criminal defense of non-US citizens."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Melaney LaGrone. She is an excellent attorney in the field of "Crimmigration", which is the intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law. She has a wonderful rapport with her clients and a strong desire to see their cases through to a successful resolution."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Melaney is an awesome lawyer. She cares and goes above and beyond for her clients. She has a lot of passion for her work and is truly dedicated to getting the best results for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Melaney is an excellent attorney who works hard to protect her client’s rights, and navigate the immigration landscape, in such a way as to help her client’s get their lives back on track."
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Lawrenceville Immigration Lawyer Melaney C. LaGrone
Melaney C. LaGrone
Immigration Attorney
Lawrenceville, GA
Licensed for 13 years