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Melanie Annette Prehodka

Divorce and separation Attorney at Marietta, GA

4.7   15 reviews

also known as Melanie Prehodka

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1996
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Melanie

Learn Melanie’s areas of practice.

For the past 25 years, Melanie has dedicated her career as an attorney to family law. She is a partner with the law firm of Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor.

Melanie is a Louisiana native and obtained her undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University in 1993. She then attended Emory University School of Law and graduated with her law degree in 1996.

Melanie’s colleagues find her to be well organized, a great listener, detail-oriented with the ability to absorb large amounts of information and documentation then recast it in a way that tells a story that is clear and beneficial to the client. Clients also use such descriptors as tenacious, thorough, patient, empathetic and incredible in court. With her pedigreed resume, years of family law experience, and the best human and professional characteristics all melded into one tough advocate and concerned and caring counselor, it is no wonder Melanie has been recognized as a Superlawyer in the filed of family law for the last several years.

When Melanie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Doug and exploring the small towns and festivals of North Georgia. She is active in her church and enjoys cooking, kayaking, yoga, animals, breweries and unexpected adventures. 


Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor
291 SE Alexander St.,
Marietta, GA, 30060
Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor
225 Reformation Pkwy
Suite 200
Canton, GA, 30114
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2023
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An Exceptional Attorney
To whom it may concern, We were in need of a law firm due to the death of our son, who did not have a last will and testament. Therefor we searched the internet for a law firm in Georgia. We used the internet because we live in Florida, and our son lived in Georgia. We chose Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor as our law firm. They were able to accomplish what we needed to settle our sons' state. Melanie Prehodka was our representing lawyer. She and her staff (Brittni Delk, Heather Morrison, Pamela Lewis, Aiden Glahn) and many more were able to meet all of our needs. We were their satisfied clients for three years, and recommend their services for those in need of a good law firm. Respectfully, Keith and Sherry Johnson
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Posted by Laeticia | February 15, 2023
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Very good attorney
Great firm. very professional and understanding. They advised me well. My attorney Melanie was great from the first day we spoke. she was very helpful and because of her, I had great results with my divorce case.
Posted by Byron&Alexis | October 12, 2019
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We Bestow our Gratitude and the Highest Recommendation
Ms Webre is professional, thorough and compassionate to her clients. She understood what our attorney needed to domesticate our Grandparents Rights Order received from GA. She sent expert interpretation of the law to our attorney , in FLA . She also had a conference call with the Judge , on the day of the hearing to explain GA law. As a result of her expert presentation our Petition was accepted by the FLA court. We are thankful for the supreme service, she gave us.
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Posted by Lindsay | April 29, 2019
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Pick Melanie
I have to say that I am so happy I picked Melanie to represent me! She was recommended by a friend and when they told me she was a shark that she is! She is assertive, friendly and always kept me feeling at ease. She didn’t waste anytime to get in and knock this case out. You can trust that she will take care of you if you just listen to her! I am more than 100% satisfied with the outcome and how she handled every thing thrown at us. She is bad ass and I would recommend anyone to her who is going through a difficult divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2019
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Talented Patient Thorough Effective
Melanie was my attorney over approximately 11 years representing me as both a defendant and a plaintiff in 2 different cases regarding the same subject matter that took many unexpected and difficult turns. Circumstances were complex but Melanie handled, with great finesse, the complicated legal filings, keeping me informed with easy to understand (layman) terms and inserting kindness and patience when she saw the process was difficult for me and also in how she dealt with the other side of the cases. She managed, in an unwavering fashion, the opposition and my questions/concerns/ requests. She put forth tenacity while maintaining grace, dignity and the highest level of professional ethics. She has a talent for detailing complicated matters in easy to understand verbal and written form. She is effective in hard core legal battle, which is what we faced. She was effective during negotiations, depositions, written motions and in court hearings. She is sharp minded and detail oriented. No part of my cases were easy- they were complicated and unpleasant- the opposition was unpleasant and difficult- Melanie stayed the coarse on my behalf. I am grateful and blessed to have found her in my search for legal representation. Needing to deal with a legal battle is not a place any of us expects to find ourselves as we move forward on our life journey but in such an unfortunate position, I highly recommend Melanie Webre as the expert to help nativgate thouse rough waters.
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Posted by Diana | October 22, 2018
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Gets the job done
She worked hard on my case and got the job done with positive results. She’s pricey but well worth it when I received the outcome I wanted! Thanks a million!!
Posted by William | July 27, 2018
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Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer!
Melanie was extremely professional and knowledgeable about our case. The lawyer we originally had left the firm shortly before our trial was to be held. So we were extremely nervous having to switch lawyers right before such a big life event. Meeting Melanie eased our minds completely. She knew all of the facts and genuinely knew what we were doing was the right thing for everyone involved. She answered all of our questions, and told us things we wouldn't have thought to ask. She was punctual and informative. She went over everything with us, so we didn't walk in the day of with questions. If we needed to hire a lawyer again we would definitely call Melanie. We were extremely pleased with everything she brought to the table and how she approached our case.
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Posted by Robert | July 25, 2018
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When Results Matter
Attorney Webre was hired to represent the family in a child custody case. Throughout the litigation and the series of court hearings Attorney Webre was always thoroughly prepared. She has been meticulous in her preparation and in preparing witnesses for testimony. Never did I see her become rattled or confused. When we asked questions she did not become impatient or take offense. She would patiently answer all questions and make sure that we were all on the same page. Attorney Webre knows the law, she knows how to present a case, she is honest, and she definitely gives the client 100%. I have been so impressed with Attorney Webre that I have enthusiastically recommended her to several friends looking for a "great" attorney. Having spent over 20 years in law enforcement and 10 years as a PI, I am no stranger to attorneys. I would say that Attorney Webre is an upper echelon attorney/litigator and I have her on speed dial!
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Posted by Marlon | July 25, 2018
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One of the best family law attorneys in Georgia.
Ms. Webre has been my attorney for 3 years as I have been fighting for custody of my daughter after my divorce. Melanie works tirelessly to provide unmatched service in terms of answering questions, returning emails, providing documents and being personable to people in a difficult situation. Every time there was an issue, Melanie was right there step by step. I won my case and now have my daughter, and that was all thanks to the work Melanie and her staff did. I am forever grateful for the work she did and highly recommend her to anybody in need of a trustworthy and hardworking attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2017
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Exceeds Expectations
Melanie Webre was both kind, and diligent with handling my legal case. Fast paced and detail oriented, the matter was able to be solved in a timely manner. Melanie was patient, understanding, and direct to work with. She maintained correspondence in a very timely manner, leaving no stone unturned and helped to reclaim my life.
Posted by Portia | May 30, 2017
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Professional Attorney
My experience with Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor Law firm and specifically Atty Melanie Webre was professional, honest and trustworthy. My biggest concerns were (1) A lawyer that was willing to work with my busy schedule because I’m in the military and live out of town. (2) The cost. (3) Would this process be time consuming and arduous? Atty Webre cast all my fears aside with our first consultation. I am very pleased with the outcome and I would highly recommend Atty Webre to anyone that is looking for a professional and competent attorney.
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Posted by Kevin | June 8, 2016
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a fantastic lawyer and advocate
Ms. Webre has consistently been a tenacious advocate for me throughout a complicated separation and divorce. She is patient, thorough, and tough. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Posted by Ryan | May 24, 2016
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Phenomenal Experience
Melanie assisted with a step-child adoption. From the very beginning she provided excellent communication and expectations. She made sure that we were involved in the entire process while offering the guidance and counsel we needed to keep everything moving. She made sure that we were prepared for every step and every possible outcome. I would highly recommend Melanie for any of your needs.
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Posted by M.D. | January 22, 2015
One of the best divorce attornies in the city
Ms. Webre took on my difficult divorce case, coming in as the third attorney. She took the case just before the case was supposed to go to trial. I explained the nature of my situation to her and how much I wanted to care for my daughter. Ms. Webre immediately jumped into the case and worked extremely hard. She was thorough with questions, explanation of items and terms, breaking down part by part the case, very organized with her materials and her documents, and was generally concerned for my future. Ms. Webre was incredible in court, and she helped me win a huge amount of what I asked for. I stronly recommend Ms. Webre if you have to go through an unfortunate thing such as divorce. Her ability to come right in and treat the case as if she had prepared for it for months was a blessing and I will endorse her services to anyone who has questions. I am truly grateful for her expertise.
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Posted by Ree A. | August 15, 2023
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Billing dispute and performance issues
I have been assisting my brother with a billing dispute which transitioned into litigation with this firm since 2019. They were handling a medical POA family matter, as our father was terminally ill. In my opinion, they mishandled the case and they charged thousands of dollars unfairly.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor
  • 2020 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Senior Associate
  • The Roberts Law Firm, PC
  • 2001 - 2016


  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Louisana State University, Baton Rouge
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993


  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2016 - Present
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomas Reuters
  • 2021
  • Georgia Legal Elite
  • Georgia Business Trend
  • 2020
  • Award in Civil Procedure
  • American Jurisprudence
  • N/A

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Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Melanie is one of the smartest, hard working lawyers I have ever met. I would feel confident in referring anyone to her."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Melanie. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Marietta Divorce and separation Lawyer Melanie Annette Prehodka
Melanie Annette Prehodka
Divorce and separation Attorney
Marietta, GA
Licensed for 27 years