Mr. Melton has been practicing law for over 46 years and is well-known in the area. He primarily represents individuals throughout the state of Alabama. Mr. Melton is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers under civil trial practice
100 Liberty Hill Drive
Evergreen, AL 36401
Admitted: 1966, Alabama; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and Poarch Band of Creek Indian Tribal Court
Law School: University of Alabama, LL.B.
Member: Conecuh County Bar Association; Alabama State Bar (Member: Grievance Committee, 1977-1978; Character & Fitness Committee, 1981-1982; Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure Committee, 1984-1986, 1989-1992; Advisory Committee on the Alabama Rules of Evidence, 2009 --; Disciplinary Commission, 1987-1988, 2000-2001; Board of Bar Examiners Advisory Committee, 1989-1991; Chairperson, Supreme Court Liaison Committee, 1993-1996; Vice President, 1993-1994, 1995-1996; Member, 2000-2001; Chairman, 2004-2005, Alabama Board of Disciplinary Appeals; Member, Leadership Forum Standing Committee, 2004-2005; Batson Task Force, 1993-1994; Federal Judiciary Liaison Committee, 1984-1986); Board of Governors, 1974-1975); American Board of Trial Advocates (Member, National Executive Committee, 1983-1984).
Biography: Squires Honorary (1962-Auburn University). Recipient: 1995 Alumni Service and Leadership Award, University of Alabama School of Law; 2007 Sam W. Pipes Farrah Law Alumni Society Award. Author, "Uninsured Motorist Coverage: A Significant Decision," 32 Alabama Lawyer 185, 1970. Member, International Society of Barristers. President, University of Alabama Student Bar Association, 1964-1965. House of Representatives, Alabama, 1967-1971. Editorial Board: Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal, 1972-1977; The Alabama Lawyer, 1973-1976; 1982-1983. Special Assistant Attorney General, Alabama, 1972-1979. Senator, Alabama, 1973-1975. Bar Commissioner, 35th Judicial Circuit, 1986-1996. Member: Alabama Pattern Jury Charges Subcommittee on Products Liability, 1970-1972; Alabama Pattern Jury Charges Committee, 1977-1981. Vice-Chairman, 1992-1994, Chairman, 1994-1996, Farrah Law Society. Member, Law School "Campaign for Alabama" Steering Committee, 1992 --. Member, Board of Directors, 1996-2011, Secretary, 2006-2008, Vice President, 2008-2010, President, 2010-2012, University of Alabama Law School Foundation. Member, Alabama State Bar Board of Disciplinary Appeals, 2000-2008. Judge, Alabama Court of the Judiciary, 2002 --. University of Alabama School of Law, Law School Foundation Executive Committee - 2004 --. Member, Board of Directors, Alabama Bench and Bar Historical Society, 2007 --. Life Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation.
Born: Pine Apple, Alabama