About Melissa Auzine

Originally raised in Louisiana, Melissa Auzine moved to Atlanta after law school to stay close to family. Prior to joining Litner + Deganian, Melissa gained extensive experience at a smaller Atlanta personal injury firm. As she was looking for a change, Melissa was introduced to Steve and Arman through a mutual friend. “We have similar ‘client-first’ approaches, so the three of us hit it off right away. I knew that I wanted to be a part of this team.”

Melissa is focusing on more complex cases that often require litigation. “It gives me more of a chance to work behind the scenes and help clients in some very difficult situations,” she added. In one of her most memorable cases, Melissa represented the victim in trucking accident case tried in federal court – very unusual. Up against a big trucking company with 3 attorneys, she turned an initial offer of $0 into a six-figure settlement for her client.

Clients appreciate Melissa’s easy-going approach when working with them. “I’m not one of those pushy, aggressive attorneys,” Melissa said. “I’m approachable and more polite than some, but I definitely get my way!”

When she’s not practicing law, Melissa can be found running 5K races and hiking in the north Georgia Mountains. She actively participates in events that support the Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE). Melissa has played flute since the 5th grade, including playing piccolo in the LSU marching band, and still enjoys playing today. Melissa is an avid fan of LSU sports, as well as the New Orleans Saints.

Education

Southern Illinois UniversitySouthern Illinois University
Carbondale, Il
Juris Doctor, 2014

Louisiana State UniversityLouisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
B.S., Natural Resources Management and Policy, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers