Melissa Sanford | Fayetteville Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Melissa Sanford

Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Child Custody, Adoption

www.melissasanfordlaw.com

800-879-3220


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Melissa Sanford has built her career on helping clients in the areas of family law and criminal defense. By focusing primarily on these two areas in her practice, Ms. Sanford has been able to gain extensive experience in the family and criminal court systems, ensuring each of her clients gets the best possible representation for the legal issues that crop up unexpectedly in their lives. No matter what legal matter crops up in your life, you need representation by someone who understands the rights and processes of the legal system. Based out of Fayetteville, Melissa Sanford provides legal help in the area of family matters, including divorce, child custody, and child support, as well as criminal defense to clients throughout Fayette County, as well as Coweta, Spalding, Pike, Upson, Carroll, Clayton and South Fulton Counties.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I feel like every case I work on makes a big difference to each client because we are dealing with their personal life, their families, or their freedom. It’s not just about money when practicing family law and criminal law. These are cases that really matter to each and every client. And the outcome matters.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Look for someone that you trust, and someone you have confidence in their abilities.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
You should always get a local lawyer for your case, someone who knows the court system, the Judges and how they rule in specific situations, and is familiar with opposing counsel. All of this information is crucial to your case.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
I practice both Family (Domestic, Divorce, Custody, etc) for about 75% of my business and Criminal (which is about 25%) of my business. I do not do free consultations in family law cases. My consultation fee is $350. I do offer free consultations for criminal cases, however.

What information do you need in a phone consultation?
We will talk about your charges, and what your options might be, regarding whether to file motions, proceed to trial, or work with the State in negotiating a plea.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I work hard to get the best result for each and every client. I put in extra hours and take each case very seriously, and often get as invested emotionally as each client. My performance, and each outcome matters.

What are your other interests in addition to law?
I like to spend time with my family. I am married and have 2 children. We like to travel, watch and play sports, and watch movies.

Position Organization Location Duration
OwnerSanford Law Firm, P.C.Fayetteville, GA2013-Present
School Degree Major Graduation
Villanova University School of LawJ.D. Law School2000  
Columbia UniversityB.A.Political Science
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Georgia2000
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(2000) Licensed as Attorney in Georgia. Verified with State Bar of Georgia.September 19, 2017

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165 Alconbury Ct
Suite 801
Brooks, GA 30205-2233
33.268744,-84.499353

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