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Melissa Cohen is a Managing Director within our In-House Practice Group where she specializes in placing attorneys at all levels within corporate legal departments throughout the Southeast. Using her past experience as a practicing attorney, Melissa combines her interpersonal skills with her professional approach and commitment to identify the right legal professional for the right roles. She does not believe in shortcuts, as there are none in the longevity of her career or the career of her placements. Building lasting relationships is the key to her success.

Melissa lives in Midtown with her husband, Sam, and mini Schnauzer, Tory. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, and enjoying all of Atlanta’s sporting events.

Melissa brings a combination of sales and legal experience to Major, Lindsey & Africa. Most recently, she served as a search consultant for Australia’s largest specialized legal recruitment agency that places law clerks to equity partners throughout Asia Pacific.

Prior to attending law school, Melissa worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., assisting a Congressman in drafting legislation into law. She then went on to work as a public defender for the 4th Judicial Circuit in Florida. Melissa appeared in various hearing for misdemeanors and felony cases and engaged in settlement negotiations.

Florida Coastal School of Law: J.D., honors

Ohio University: B.S., History and Political Science, magna cum laude

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