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.