C. Melanie Niblett

Associate

770-775-3188 MAIN | 770-775-1977 FAX

MNIBLETT@SMITHWELCHLAW.COM

Practice Areas
Adoption
Estate Planning and Probate
Family Law (Divorce, Legitimations, Modifications, Contempt, Name Changes, Custody & Visitation)
Real Estate: Residential & Commercial
Civil Litigation (General)

Law School: Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, JD 2017
Undergraduate: Clayton College & State University, BS in Administrative Management 2001

Melanie Niblett grew up in Lamar County, Georgia and graduated from the Lamar County Comprehensive High School with a college preparatory and vocational diploma.  In 2001, she graduated from Clayton College & State University with a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management. In 2002, she graduated from Clayton College & State University with a certificate in paralegal studies.  Following college, she attended Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.  

During law school, Ms. Niblett served as a peer mentor and on the ABA Law Student Division Board as a Lt. Governor of Mental Health and Wellness.  Ms. Niblett earned a Cali Award of Excellence for the highest grade in her Georgia Practice and Procedure class. Ms. Niblett taught yoga classes in recognition of Mental Health and Awareness Day for the students and staff at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.

Ms. Niblett is a former paralegal who returned to law school 11 years after she first began to complete her juris doctorate degree.  She joined the firm as a paralegal in 2002. She serves as the Public Defendant for misdemeanor cases in the City of Jackson Municipal Court. Additionally, she serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, advocating for children in the Georgia foster care system during dependency proceedings.

When she is not advocating for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, outdoor activities, yoga, and volunteering.  Ms. Niblett is a certified yoga instructor. She is an active member of her church in Milner.

Trial
Experience

Ms. Niblett has appeared in the Butts County Magistrate Court, Butts County Superior Court, Butts County Juvenile Court, Lamar County Superior Court, Upson County Superior Court, Clayton County Probate Court, and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

Admissions and
Recognitions

Member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Towaliga Bar Association, and has been sworn into the Supreme Court of Georgia.   Admitted to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia on March 20, 2019.

Community
Involvement

Community activities include Leadership Lamar 2009, volunteer opportunities for the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce, Jackson-Butts County Rotary Club, Rock Springs Church, and Rocks Springs Christian Academy.  Melanie has also volunteered for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer’s Foundation and the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyer’s Foundation.