CHARLESTON, SC -The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Melissa Fuller Brown of the law firm, Melissa F. Brown, LLC has successfully achieved Board Certification as a family trial advocate. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.

Melissa Fuller Brown, joins a growing number of trial attorneys that have illustrated their commitment to bettering the legal profession by successfully completing a rigorous application process and providing the consumer of legal services with an objective measure by which to choose qualified and experienced legal counsel.

The elaborate screening of credentials that all NBTA board certified attorneys must successfully complete includes: demonstration of substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references to attest to their competency, attendance of continuing legal education courses, submission of legal writing documents, proof of good standing and passing of an examination.

Board Certification is the highest, most stringent, and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve. Board certifications are the only distinctions awarded by non-profit organizations. The NBTA as well as all board certifying organizations are committed to safeguarding the public’s ability to choose a good

Melissa Fuller Brown earned her undergraduate degree in History, American Studies Program from the University of Virginia. She is a graduate of University of South Carolina School of Law. Ms. Brown is licensed to practice in South Carolina, and her main office is in Charleston. She has been involved in numerous contested family court actions and trials. She is a Fellow of the American and International Academies of Matrimonial Lawyers She is a South Carolina Super Lawyer in Family Law and a member of the National Advocates Top 100 Family Law Attorneys. She served on the Faculty of the National Family Law Trial Institute and is a Past Chair of the South Carolina Family Law Council. She has published numerous articles on family law in national and state journals such as the American Journal of Family Law, University of South Carolina Law Review, the State Bar of Georgia Family Law Review, the South Carolina Lawyer and the ABA E-Newsletter.

Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified, and Ms. Brown is a member of a very select group who has taken the time to prove competence in their specialty area and earn board certification.

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