Lawyers

Atlanta
3455 Peachtree Road
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30326


Raleigh
421 Fayetteville Street
Suite 330
Raleigh, NC 27601


Birmingham
2700 Corporate Drive
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35242


Education

J.D., Wake Forest University, 1988

  • Moot Court Board

B.A., Political Science, with honors, Vanderbilt University, 1985

Honors

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Insurance

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Top Rated Lawyers in Insurance Law 

Top Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment Law 

Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation 

Jeff Melcher is a partner in the firm’s Atlanta, Raleigh and Birmingham offices, and serves as the managing partner for the Birmingham office. Mr. Melcher specializes in commercial and insurance litigation.  He has more than 25 years of litigation experience, which includes varied representation of civil trucking and transportation clients, and matters involving D&O and commercial litigation claims, insurance coverage/bad faith matters, business disputes, general liability, professional malpractice, real estate, premises and casualty, appellate, and domestic litigation. He has tried numerous civil cases in state and federal courts, and is admitted in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Mr. Melcher also has an extensive background in employment law litigation. He has successfully defended employers in a wide range of employment claims, including restrictive covenant litigation and negotiating employment contracts.

Admissions

Georgia
North Carolina
Tennessee
Alabama
U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of Tennessee
Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Memberships

Defense Research Institute (DRI)
American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

Community Involvement

Atlanta Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program

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Contact

(404) 978-7317

jmelcher@gordonrees.com


Offices

Atlanta

Raleigh

Birmingham

Education

J.D., Wake Forest University, 1988

  • Moot Court Board

B.A., Political Science, with honors, Vanderbilt University, 1985

Honors

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Insurance

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Top Rated Lawyers in Insurance Law 

Top Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment Law 

Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation 

Jeffrey W. Melcher

Office Managing Partner

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Biography

Jeff Melcher is a partner in the firm’s Atlanta, Raleigh and Birmingham offices, and serves as the managing partner for the Birmingham office. Mr. Melcher specializes in commercial and insurance litigation.  He has more than 25 years of litigation experience, which includes varied representation of civil trucking and transportation clients, and matters involving D&O and commercial litigation claims, insurance coverage/bad faith matters, business disputes, general liability, professional malpractice, real estate, premises and casualty, appellate, and domestic litigation. He has tried numerous civil cases in state and federal courts, and is admitted in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Mr. Melcher also has an extensive background in employment law litigation. He has successfully defended employers in a wide range of employment claims, including restrictive covenant litigation and negotiating employment contracts.

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Admissions

Georgia
North Carolina
Tennessee
Alabama
U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of Tennessee
Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Memberships

Defense Research Institute (DRI)
American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

Community Involvement

Atlanta Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program

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