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Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013-2016. Former DUI Court Prosecutor & Associate with top firm.Prosecution trained me in all aspects of criminal law. I now defend, using all of those techniques.Call 404-803-3105 (24/7) to talk with Melanie Ellwanger, Former Prosecutor - DUI Defense Attorney.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2007||03/06/2010|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Atlanta Magazine||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star Award||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star Award||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Certificate of Completion||DUI Super Symposium||2014|
|Rising Star||Atlanta Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star Award||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Atlanta Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star Award||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Certificate of Completion||Multi-Device Breath Testing Training Certificate||2010|
|Standardized Field Testing Practitioner Certificate||Forsyth County Sheriff's Department||2009|
|Dean's List||University of Arkansas School of Law||2007|
|Leadership Award||Brenau University||2004|
|Owner||Melanie M. Ellwanger, Attorney at Law, LLC||2014 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Head Thomas Webb & Willis, LLC||2010 - 2014|
|Assistant Solicitor ( like assistant district attorney)||Forsyth County Solicitor-General's Office||2007 - 2010|
|Law Clerk/Investigative Assistant||Hall County Public Defender's Office||2007 - 2007|
|Summer Associate||Whelchel & Dunlap||2006 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||Andrew, Merritt, Reilly & Smith||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cobb County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2010 - Present|
|Appeals Court of Georgia||Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2007 - Present|
|Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia||Member||2007 - 2010|
|Underage Client - Minor in Possession of Alcohol||Client allowed to take diversion, not convicted|
|DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving-DeKalb||Reduction to Reckless Driving|
|DUI Drugs Reduced to Red Light Violation||Reduced to Traffic Violation|
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|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Rising Star||2015|
|Atlanta Magazine||Rising Star||2014|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Rising Stars||2014|
|Super Lawyers - (Thomson-Reuters)||Super Lawyers Rising Stars||2013|
|Super Lawyers - Rising Stars||Atlanta Magazine||2013|
|University of Arkansas - Fayetteville||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Brenau University||Legal Studies and Conflict Resolution||BS - Bachelor of Science||2004|
|Law Day||Magna Carta||2015|
|Law Day||Every Vote Counts||2014|
|Georgia DUI Law Update||Apocalypse Now: DUI Trial Practice in the New Georgia Evidence Code World||2013|
|Georgia DUI Update||Ethics: DUI Trials, Pleas and Sentencing||2010|
Posted by Blake
Mrs. Ellwanger was able to get my DUI reduced to wreck less driving before my court date. I also had my DMV hearing dismissed which saved my license from being suspended. I was very happy with the outcome of my case and the work done by Mrs. Ellwanger. In the end the other 3 charges with my DUI were dismissed and only had a wreck less driving fine. I was not placed on any probation or anything thing else.
Posted by Jason
Melanie was such a bright spot during such a difficult and stressful period in my life. I was charged with DUI, .179, and failure to maintain a lane in Jackson County. She guided me with expertise and positivity...my charges were reduced to reckless driving. I've dubbed her Legally Brunette. I highly recommend Melanie for your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous
I would personally like to thank Melanie Ellwanger for her help resolving my case. Without her assistance, there is no doubt that my probation would have been unjustly revoked.
The Sentence Enforcement Service in Cobb County was aggressive in trying to revoke my probation. I cannot thank her enough for her help.
Gregory Willis, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have personal experience watching Melanie get extraordinary results for her clients. She knows the DUI law and has the experience to win cases with that knowledge. Melanie is well respected by judges, prosecutors, and fellow defense lawyers. I highly recommend her for DUI defense.
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