Melissa L. Bailey

Associate / Atlanta

Melissa is an Associate in the Atlanta office of Carlock Copeland.  Her litigation practice is concentrated in general liability defense, including premises liability, automobile liability, insurance coverage issues, and trucking and transportation litigation. Melissa has also handled numerous cargo claims.

Prior to joining Carlock Copeland, Melissa was an attorney with a litigation firm in Savannah, where she practiced in the areas of municipal and county liability defense, commercial litigation, and legal malpractice defense.

Melissa earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Georgia Southern University.  She attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where she earned her degree cum laude.  In law school, Melissa was a member of the moot court team.  She competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria, placing ninth in the world out of nearly 300 teams and second among the American delegation.  Melissa also competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, where she received an individual best oralist and best brief awards.  At graduation, Melissa was inducted into the National Order of Barristers.

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