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Jeffrey W. Melcher (Jeff)

Jeff Melcher has over 30 years of experience in commercial, business, and liability defense litigation. He acts as regional defense and coverage counsel for numerous transportation liability, casualty defense, EPLI, and D&O and E&O carriers. He has successfully litigated numerous defense and coverage actions nationwide. Jeff's experience further includes representing clients in the medical and allied health care fields, trucking and transportation fields, insurance and bad faith claims, toxic tort and product liability matters, as well as a full array of real estate litigation. He has successfully handled numerous business disputes, and comprehensive general liability, premises liability, and casualty defense claims of all kinds.

Jeff also has substantial experience with professional malpractice defense including claims against physicians, nurses, dentists, and other medical providers; hospitals and other treatment centers; and attorneys, accountants, architects, and surveyors.

Jeff also regularly defends employers and self-insureds in workers' compensation defense matters, and has successfully defended employers in a wide variety of employment law litigation such as employment discrimination claims, restrictive covenant litigation and employment contract litigation. He also has extensive and successful appellate experience.

Jeff is located in the firm's Atlanta and Nashville offices.

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Alabama
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships
Atlanta Bar Association
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
DRI (Defense Research Institute)
DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Atlanta Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program
Professional Legal Underwriting Society (PLUS)
Education
Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

2021 Elite Lawyer of the South

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Jeffrey Melcher Joins Stites & Harbison

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce attorney Jeffrey W. Melcher has joined its Atlanta office as a Member (Partner). He will be based in Atlanta while also serving clients in Nashville, Tenn.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 15, 2021