Melissa P. Reading

Early in law school at Emory, Melissa knew she wanted to defend healthcare providers facing professional liability claims. After completing a clerkship in the federal district court in Atlanta, she has devoted the past thirteen years to defending healthcare providers from pre-suit investigation through appeal, and assisted her clients in all types of interactions with the civil legal system such as navigating depositions, responding to subpoenas and requests for records, and government investigations. She is an experienced litigator, regularly appearing in hearings and depositions, as well as trying several cases to jury.  “Healthcare providers spend their days and their careers helping people, in increasingly complicated systems. It is an honor to represent them, to ensure they can continue throughout the litigation and thereafter to serve their communities.”

Academic Credentials:

Vanderbilt University, B.A.

Emory School of Law, J.D.

Admitted to Practice:


North Carolina



U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

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