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Melvin L. Hewitt Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1985
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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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 Harriet Isenberg, opened a private law practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Hewitt primarily represents victims of serious assaults and batteries, sexual assaults, child molestation, nursing home abuse and families of murder victims. He is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Association of Justice, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), the National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA), the National Organization for Victims of Crime (NOVA), the Crime Victime Advocacy Counsel (CVAC), Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. (AVA) and the Lawyer's Club of Atlanta. Mr. Hewitt is the past president of the Crime Victim Advocacy Council; is the co-chair of the National Center for Victims of Crime; is on the Advisory Board of the National Crime Victims Bar Association, and a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of Atlanta Victim Assistance. Mr. Hewitt has been a speaker at NOVA, NCVC, NCVBA, GTLA and at various professional organization conferences. 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.


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Posted by Barbara | September 10, 2014
Top Notch Adversary - Review from an Opponent
Mel Hewitt is a fine and capable attorney, as well as a gentleman and a true professional. He gives lawyers a good name. I have litigated against Mel on a number of occasions and have always found him to be a zealous advocate for his clients who fights hard but also fights fair. He is top notch and one of the best at what he does.
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Posted by Janice | July 6, 2014
I was a victim of a sexual assault case committed by a police officer
I tried several attorneys and they turn me down. They said it would be impossible to win this case based on the circumstances. In other words, they said that I asked for it. No woman asks to be cornered by a police officer with a gun and made to do the things he demanded. I prayed. I think that I wrote every agency there was all the way up to the white house for some kind of justice. I followed up on one the letters that I sent to the white house and the chief of staff over violence against women answered her phone. I told her my story and she told me that no means no and referred me to her friend in Orlando who recommended me to Mr. Melvin Hewitt Jr. He was so kind and everyone in his office. They continued to tell me that it was not my fault. no means no. This was during a tough time for rape victims during the bad scandal that took place at Duke university and the strippers. Needless to say, Mr. Hewitt hung in there with me and I was not given in to the mean looks and the threats. I was depressed and diagnosed with a terminal illness. I wanted to take matters into my own hands and God sent Mr. Hewitt into my life because I could have gotten into a lot of trouble or killed. To shorten up the story, he was able to get a settlement out of these people who tried to just sweep this incident under the rug. It wasn't just about the money. It was more about healing and the settlement is an admittance that they were wrong. I am a stronger Christian today. Man does not predict when I am going to leave this earth only God does. Even Mr. Hewitt said the same thing. I am doing well and going strong after almost 14 years of being diagnosed with 2 blockages in my brain and a stroke witch they final have a name for it, moyamoya disease. I even call him to this day for advice and he is the greatest and has never ignored my phone call. I would recommend him to anyone that needs help. He is one of a kind and truly trustworthy, knowledgeable and always kept me informed. In fact I think this was the fastest case that i have ever seen with all the circumstances to settle so fast. Thank you so much Mr. Hewitt and your firm
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Posted by Phebe | August 20, 2017
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I am grateful for Mr. Hewitt's relentless effort and dedication for my case. It was a lengthy and startling process and I could have never thought that anyone would stay by my side and work so hard for so long, but he was generous regarding it. Mr. Hewitt helped me through an important matter of my life. His invincible skill and dominance as a prominent and noteworthy lawyer was acknowledged and respected by all parties involved, and made all the difference in the conclusion of the case. Thanks for the time you spent working on the case and the much needed attention and sincere advice, Mr. Hewitt. Additionally, I thank his legal team for tirelessly working along with him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing Partner
  • Isenberg & Hewitt, P.C.
  • 1988 - Present
  • General Counsel/President
  • Globe Security Systems
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Dist. Mgr./Vice Pres. Operations
  • Advance Security
  • 1979 - 1985
  • Dist. Mgr./Director
  • Wackenhut Corporation
  • 1977 - 1979
  • Branch/District Manager
  • Advance Security
  • 1974 - 1977
  • Deputy Sheriff/Sergeant
  • Geauga County Sheriff's Department
  • 1970 - 1974
  • Deputy Sheriff/Detective
  • Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
  • 1968 - 1970
  • Yeoman, 2nd class
  • United States Navy
  • 1964 - 1968
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  • Atlanta Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Kent State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
  • Lakeland College
  • A.A.S
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sade Williams v South Carolina Federal Credit Union
  • Confidential Settlement after presentation of plaintiff's case in arbitration.
  • Watley vs. Brandon Marshall
  • Confidential Resolution
  • Walker vs. Aderhold Properties
  • $250,000.00
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  • American Society for Industrial Security
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Organization for Victims of Crime
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association for Victim Assistance
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Crime Victim Advocacy Council
  • President
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Advocacy Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Center for Victims of Crime
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - Present
  • Lawyer's Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Invited Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2009


  • Risk & Insurance Magazine
  • Teller-Tale Signs of Greater Exposure by Katie Kuchner-Herbert
  • 2011
  • Trial Magazine: Georgia Bar Journal
  • Prove Notice with Standards and Statistics
  • 2005
  • Calendar Call
  • Victims Rights in Georgia: Considerations When Advocating for Victims of Crime
  • 2005
  • The Connection (GAPPI)
  • Making the Attorney-Investigator Relationship Stronger
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Georgia
  • Civil Justice & the Civil Justice System
  • 2014
  • Families of Homicide Victims & Missing Persons Annual Meeting
  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime
  • 2008
  • National Organization for Victim Assistance Annual Meeting
  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime
  • 2007
  • Retail Hospitality Liability Conference
  • Negligent Security Issues Effecting the Retail & Hospitality Industry
  • 2005
  • National Crime Victims Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Insider's Look at Private Security Companies
  • 2005
  • Let's Talk
  • Civil Remedies for Victims of Crime
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Wrongful death Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mel on several civil rights (police misconduct) cases and a wrongful death case. Mel is an excellent attorney, who provides his clients with clear communication, excellent legal analysis, and practical experience, allowing his clients to fully consider their options in litigation. I highly recommend Mr. Hewitt."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mel was a cop before becoming a lawyer, and has served victims of crime in the hopes of making us all safer in both jobs. He is an absolute pioneer in crime victims’ work on ATM safety, and every wise attorney in the U.S. calls him for insights when they have one of those cases. And because is an extremely friendly and generous guy, he is glad to take every call."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mel is a driven, focused, aggressive attorney whom, along with Harriett Isenberg, has built a thriving law practice over the past 25+ years. He addresses the law, his peers and his clients from a ground level, practical point of view. He is a straight forward, don't beat around the bush kind of person, and his results as an attorney and his respect in the community speak for themselves."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mel Hewitt is an outstanding practitioner who supports his clients fully and vigorously seeks justice for them. I have had the pleasure of working with Mel on some highly complex litigation and he has proven to be an intelligent and incisive advocate in the courtroom and always compassionate in dealing with clients. Adversaries are well aware of Mel's highly regarded reputation for quality work and ethics. This is what sets Mel apart from the rest. He is admired and well liked by his clients and his adversaries. He is an outstanding attorney who gets results that make a difference in the lives of his clients. He is recommended highly."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Melvin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mel proivdes the unique experience of a gret trial lawyer and zealous advocate with a back ground in law enforcement. A great combination and a great lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melvin brings a refreshing professionalism to personal injury law. He is a strong advocate for his clients and has extensive experience. Melvin is a fellow member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melvin Hewitt, Jr. is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney and is a dedicated professional. Mr. Hewitt provides each of his clients with the professional attention they deserve. He is well-respected in the legal field for his legal expertise and hard work."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melvin Hewitt is an advocate for justice. Representing his clients with skill, experience and knowledge. I endorse this lawyer's work."
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