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Melanie serves as the Team Leader for the firm’s Estates, Trusts, and Wills team. She concentrates her practice on estate and gift planning for individuals and families, with a focus on business succession planning and charitable gift planning. Prior to joining the firm, she spent 10 years with a national bank trust company working in fiduciary administration and wealth planning. Melanie is a frequent speaker on a variety of trust and estate planning and administration topics.

Other Info About Melanie

Work History

Prior Work Experience

PNC Wealth Management, 2004-2015

Woodward Hobson & Fulton, 2002-2004


Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2002

Undergraduate School

University of Kentucky, B.S., 1999, magna cum laude

Bar Memberships

Melanie is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 2002


Local & National Recognition

“20 People to Know in Law,” Louisville Business First, 2020 (view profile)

Bingham Fellow, Leadership Louisville Center, 2020

Forty Under 40, Louisville Business First, 2008

Ignite Louisville, Leadership Louisville Center, 2006

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Louisville Bar Association, Chair, Probate & Estate Planning

Estate Planning Council of Metro Louisville, Executive Committee

Louisville Estate Planning Council, Member

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Louisville Free Public Library Foundation, Director

Library Advisory Commission, Commissioner

Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Director

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