Attorneys

LEN MELVIN


Len Melvin was born in Laurel, Mississippi.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with an emphasis in Law Enforcement from The University of Mississippi in 1977.  Mr. Melvin earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi, received his license, and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1984.  He began his career with his father, Leonard B. Melvin, Jr. at the firm Melvin & Melvin in Laurel.  After traveling and studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain, he began working with Mississippi Legal Services in Hattiesburg from 1995 - 1998.  In 1998, he started his own solo practice in downtown Hattiesburg.  After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he relocated his firm to Hardy Street. In April, 2012, he partnered his firm with Attorney Chase Ford Morgan and established The Law Offices of Melvin & Morgan.  In January, 2014, The Law Offices of Melvin & Morgan relocated to its present location on West Pine Street.

Mr. Melvin concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, workers compensation, automobile and 18-wheeler accidents, oilfield accidents, wrongful death, and DUI defense. 

Mr. Melvin is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.  He is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, Mississippi Association for Justice and Mississippi South Central Bar Association.


CHASE FORD MORGAN

Chase Ford Morgan was born in Houston, Texas.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in International Business from The University of Southern Mississippi in December, 2004 and graduated with highest honors.  While attending The University of Southern Mississippi, she was active in Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.  She also received the Atley Graham Memorial Scholarship Award in Economics and Finance, the Watson Scholarship Award in Economics, Finance and International Business, and was selected to be a Business Advisory Council Faculty Scholar.  Mrs. Morgan attending the University of Mississippi School of Law and was a member of the prestigious Moot Court Board, the National Moot Court Competition Team and the Gibbon Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition Team.  She received many awards at The University of Mississippi School of Law, including the Herbert E. Dewees, Jr. and Timothy L. Walsh National Moot Court Competition Award (2009), winner of the 2007 Moot Court Board Appellate Advocacy Competition, first alternate in the 2007 Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A. First Year Oral Advocacy Competition and the Francis S. Bowling Scholarship in Law.  She earned her Juris Doctorate from The University of Mississippi, received her license and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2009.  While attending law school, Mrs. Morgan worked as a law clerk for The Law Offices of Len Melvin from June 2007 to August 2007, and the law firm of Rutledge, Davis and Harris, PLLC. in Pontotoc, Mississippi from September, 2007 to May, 2009.  From January, 2009 to May, 2009, she served as an Intern for the First Chancery Court District of Mississippi in Tupelo, Mississippi.  She became an associate with The Law Offices of Len Melvin in August, 2009.  Mrs. Morgan was selected as a National Member of the Order of Barristers in 2010.  In April, 2012, she partnered with Attorney Len Melvin and established The Law Offices of Melvin & Morgan. 

Mrs. Morgan concentrates her practice in the areas of family law and divorce, child custody and support, personal injury, workers' compensation, automobile accidents, wrongful death, wills and estates, guardianships and conservatorships.

Mrs. Morgan is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, and the United States Supreme Court.  She is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Mississippi Association for Justice and the Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers Association. In 2014, Mrs. Morgan was selected as Top 10 Under 40 in Mississippi by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

Mrs. Morgan is married to David Morgan and has a daughter and a son.


Email:
lenmelvinlaw@aol.com