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Melanie Bradford Holliman

Estate planning Attorney at Pelham, AL

5.0   1 review

also known as Melanie Bean Bradford

  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 11 years
    Alabama - AL 18 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Melanie

Learn Melanie’s areas of practice.

My law practice focus is:

  • Estate Planning
  • Asset Protection (including trust planning and business entities)
  • Medicaid Planning & Appeals (asset protection, preparing and submitting the Medicaid application, appeals)
  • Retirement Stretch-Out Trust
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Probate


I enjoy helping clients and families plan ahead for all stages of life.   I can easily meet with clients via phone video, or in person at my offices are located in Pelham, Alabama (Birmingham) and Scottsboro, Alabama.  Additionally, I frequently meet with clients in Huntsville, Alabama.  

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Location

Bradford & Holliman LLC
2491 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL, 35124
Bradford & Holliman, LLC
803 Garland Ferry Road
Scottsboro, AL, 35768
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Posted by Amy | January 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable Elder Care/Probate Attorney
I have just hired Melanie Bradford and her partner, John Holliman, to help with my parents estate. They are hands down some if the best probate attorneys in the state. They were very knowledgeable regarding various trusts, documents, etc when it came to VA and Medicaid law. They also were very professional and prompt to get back with any questions I had. I would highly recommend them for any estate work you need. I will also be using them to update my husband and my wills and trusts.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bradford & Holliman, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Executive Director
  • Alabama Family Trust
  • 2014 - Present
  • Solo Practioner Attorney
  • Melanie B. Bradford LLC
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Paulk Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Athens State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • CLE Alabama
  • Planning Committee for CLE Alabama annual Elder Law Conference.
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Huntsville
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • State of Alabama
  • Caregiver Task Force Committee
  • 2015 - 2015
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Planning Committee NAELA 2015 Annual Conference.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Alabama Family Trust
  • Advisory Board
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Alabama State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Past President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Alabama State Bar, Elder Law
  • Vice-President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Alabama State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Women Attorney
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Elder Law Attorney
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Flight Attorney
  • B Metro Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Elder Law Attorney
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2019
  • Attorneys to Watch in 2018
  • Attorney At Law magazine - North Alabama Edition
  • 2018
  • Top Flight Attorney
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Elder Law Attorney
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers: Stars of the Bar
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Probate Attorney
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Elder Law Attorney
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Trust Attorney for 2016
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Elder Law Attorney for 2016
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer: Stars of the Bar
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Estate Planning Attorney
  • National Advocates
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Alabama Probate Judge's Conference
  • The Use of Special Needs Trusts in Probate Court
  • 2019
  • Alabama Law Weekly Probate Conference
  • Special Needs Trusts in Alabama: What You Need to Know and How to Avoid Malpractice
  • 2019
  • 2019 CLE Alabama Annual Elder Law Seminar
  • Special Needs Trusts and Market Place Issues
  • 2019
  • webinar series
  • Crisis Planning
  • 2018
  • Webinar series
  • Long-Term Care Strategies & Options
  • 2018
  • Alabama Law Weekly CLE Conference
  • Special Needs Trusts in Alabama: Avoid Malpractice & Be a Hero to Your Clients
  • 2018
  • 2018 CLE Alabama Annual Elder Law Seminar
  • Medicaid End of Month Income Issues and VA Update
  • 2018
  • 2018 AGS 37th Conference on Aging
  • Paying for Long-Term Care and Public Benefits
  • 2018
  • Merrill Lynch Evening Program
  • Understanding Estate Planning and Avoiding Mistakes
  • 2017
  • AC Financial Partners Lunch and Learn
  • Estate Planning for Families using Special Needs Trusts for Individuals with Disabilities
  • 2017
  • Successful Aging Expo
  • The Elderly, Long Term Care, and Medicaid
  • 2016
  • Probate & Estate Planning Conference
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2016
  • Alabama Gerontological Society Annual Conference
  • The Elderly and Medicaid: Avoiding the Spend-Down using Alabama Family Trust
  • 2016
  • AIM 2016 CLE Seminar
  • Special Needs Trusts and How to Avoid Malpractice
  • 2016
  • Social Security Disabilty Law Conference
  • How Special Needs Trusts Can Be Utilized for Disability Claimants
  • 2015
  • Top Estate Planning Techniques
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2014
  • Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Administering the Estate
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (9)
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Elder law Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Melanie is a detailed and conscientious lawyer. These traits are an absolute requirement in dealing with the nuances of estate planning and anticipating Medicaid's insatiable appetite."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Melanie is an outstanding attorney and very knowledgeable and skilled in her areas. She helped me represent a client's best interests through a very knotty set of problems to achieve a great result for the client. She is easy to work with and I could not recommend her any higher."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Melanie is a very insightful attorney and is my go-to referral source for elder law cases."
Medicaid and medicare Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melanie is terrific. She is responsive, thoughtful, kind, and knowledgeable. She is my "go-to" for all things Medicare/Medicaid related. Melanie is a true expert in her field and a wonderful resource to her clients."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melanie is a thoughtful and conscientious person and lawyer. She is a powerful advocate for her clients. She innovates and creates solutions for her clients through her intelligence and because of her heartfelt compassion. She is a success because you do not have to be around her for long to see these qualities. I highly recommend this lawyer."
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Pelham Estate planning Lawyer Melanie Bradford Holliman
Melanie Bradford Holliman
Estate planning Attorney
Pelham, AL
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation