About Melanie Eyre



I have litigated complex civil cases for over twenty-five years in state and federal courts around the country. My experience in civil matters includes personal injury, products liability, insurance defense, and commercial/business matters. I also have represented clients in family law cases involving issues of divorce, custody, and child support, and assisted clients with wills, powers of attorney, and related estate planning needs.


I bring my extensive litigation experience to my work as a mediator and arbitrator. I am certified with the Georgia Commission of Dispute Resolution as a civil arbitrator and a mediator of general civil litigation and domestic relations cases.


I look forward to assisting you with your case.

Education

 •     George Washington University Law Center (now Law School), Washington, D.C.

        (J.D. With Honor, 1987)

 •     Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

        (B.A. With High Honor, 1977 - major in theater with minor in communications.)

    

Legal Experience

 •    Eyre Law and Mediation, January 2015 to the present.

 •    Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP, Atlanta, Georgia; 1996-2008 and 2011-2014.

        ~ Civil litigation, including products liability (with focus on tire litigation), personal injury, and insurance defense.    

 •     Belli, Weil, Grozbean & Davis, Sandy Springs, Georgia; 2008-2011 .

        ~ Personal injury (plaintiff); domestic relations (divorce, custody, child support); general civil litigation.

 •     Law Office of Melanie C. Eyre, Fairfax, Virginia, 1994-1996.

         ~ Personal injury (plaintiff); criminal defense in state and federal courts, wills and estates, and commercial litigation.

 •     Law Offices of Edward J. Walinsky, Falls Church, Virginia; 1991-1994. 

         ~ Personal injury (plaintiff); criminal defense in state and federal courts, wills and estates, and commercial litigation.

 •     Glasser and Glasser, Norfolk, Virginia; 1989-1991.

         ~  Personal injury asbestos litigation (plaintiff).  

 •      Proskauer, Rose, Goetz and Mendelsohn, Los Angeles, California; 1989.    

         ~  Assisted with complex commercial litigation, including appellate practice.

 •     Rutan & Tucker, Costa Mesa, California; 1988-1989.

         ~   Assisted with litigation of products liability claims (defense).    

Military and Other Experience

 •  Active Duty,  U.S. Navy, 1978-1984. Awarded Navy Commendation Medal for meritorious service.

  •  Lecturer (Part Time), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012 to present.

         ~ teach pre-law class to undergraduates, School of Public Policy.


Bar Admissions and Associations

 •  Georgia State Bar, 1995

 •  Stonewall Bar Association 

 •  North Fulton Bar Association    

 •  Earlier bar admissions, no longer current, include California, Virginia, and the District of Columbia during the years I practiced in those jurisdictions.