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Melissa Crompton Bray

Personal injury Attorney at Augusta, GA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Melissa

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I am a native of Augusta with family roots in Columbia County.  I graduated from Lakeside High School in 1999 and in 2003 received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Augusta State University.  In 2007, I received a Juris Doctor from Barry University in Orlando and returned back to her hometown of Augusta, Georgia to practice law.  I began working at the Richmond County Solicitor’s Office in 2007 and remained there for five years.  While at the Solicitor’s Office, I prosecuted misdemeanors such as DUIs and drug offenses.  In 2013, I began working at the District Attorney’s Office for the Augusta Judicial Circuit.  Shortly after being hired I became a team leader assigned to Judge J. David Roper’s Courtroom.  I tried various crimes to jury verdict, such as Murder, Child Molestation, and Armed Robbery.  Iinsisted on fairness for all parties during these trials and will do the same for you. 

       I joined Durham Law Firm, P.C., in July of 2015 as an associate and experienced trial attorney.  In July of 2017, I became a partner at Durham Law Firm, P.C. I focus on Plaintiff’s Civil Litigation, including automotive wrecks, trucking litigation, and medical malpractice, as well as Criminal Defense. 

         I reside in Evans, Georgia with my husband, Michael and daughter, Katherine. 

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Durham Law Firm, P.C.
2350 Washington Rd
Augusta, GA, 30904-3162

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Posted by Stephen | May 28, 2016
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Personal injury
This was a case in which may wife was hit by a car while in a crosswalk. The only witness to the incident gave a false statement, Melissa carefully examined the facts as presented, investigated all aspects of case and found our case to be valid. Melissa made the insurance company give us a more than a fair settlement . She was not only professional in her work but willing to go the extra mile to help in a compassionate manner. Also, the office staff always treated us great,
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Posted by Gary | March 11, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
Melissa is an excellent attorney. She listened to my case and was compassionate and understanding. She fought hard for me and reviewed every possible option for me. In the court room she took the time to make sure the judge looked at me for the person I truly am. She always kept me informed and took the time to explain things to myself and my family.
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Posted by Steven | February 4, 2016
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Trevor's Defense Attorney
Mrs. Bray was absolutely awesome in the defense of our Son. She expertly and successfully defended Trevor during his Disciplinary Hearing by the Columbia County Board of Education for the accusation of sexual harassment by my son against a female 8th grade student. She was very thorough and knowledgeable of the process which greatly set our minds at ease. She walked us through the entire process and explained all of our options. She was very good at making us feel comfortable during a very stressful period. I would highly recommend her for anyone having the same issues and would definitely consider her for any future lawyer needs.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
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Excellent choice for the CSRA
Melissa was extremely helpful and aided me every step of the way. She is very polite, and respected in the courtroom. Knowledgeable of people in the area, a good relationship with other law practitioners. Highly recommended.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Durham Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Augusta Judicial Circuit (Ga) District Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Assistant Solicitor General
  • Richmond County Solicitor's Office
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Intern
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2004
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  • Barry University (Orlando)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Augusta State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • Augusta Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Year
  • Augusta Richmond County Solicitor General's Office
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Richmond County Sheriff's Office
  • Effective Courtroom Testimony
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of working with Melissa at the District Attorney's Office. Her dedication to her cases, her attention to detail, and advocacy for her clients make her an excellent attorney. I fully endorse Melissa."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of working alongside Melissa. I saw firsthand her advocacy skills and her dedication to obtaining results for those she serves. I gladly endorse Melissa."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"An amazing trial attorney that is down to earth and liked by everyone in the courtroom, especially the people she represents. It's rare to find a competent and effective attorney that treats clients with the respect and patience they deserve. I endorse Ms. Bray."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Bray is one of the toughest trial lawyers in Augusta. She knows the courtroom inside and out and is never afraid to take a case to trial. I fully endorse Ms. Bray."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She was a pleasure to work with when she was a prosecutor, was always very prepared, polite, and professional. Since going into private practice she has done great work for her car accident clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Melissa is one of the best criminal attorneys with whom I have worked. Her thorough preparation and confidence in the courtroom make her an effective advocate for her clients and a formidable opponent. I, whole-heartedly, endorse this attorney."
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Car accident
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Trucking accident
Criminal defense