Melanie J. Williamson


Dedicated and Well-Rounded

Melanie began her career as a staff attorney for Southeastern Ohio Legal Services. While working there, she provided direct representation to clients in various areas of law including domestic relations, housing, public benefits, foreclosure defense and consumer protection. Melanie then worked as a staff attorney for the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Professional Conduct. While there she investigated allegations of conduct unbecoming to the teaching profession and initiated disciplinary action against educators’ credentials. Melanie has significant litigation experience at the administrative, trial and appellate levels. Just prior to joining FHKAD, she worked as the Associate Director of Development for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

On the Personal Side

Aside from practicing law, Melanie is a spinning instructor and enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Walter, a miniature schnauzer they rescued. Melanie also volunteers with the Women’s Fund as a grant reader.

Melanie is an optimistic and creative problem-solver which gives her an ability to adapt to different situations.

Practice Areas

  • Employment & Labor
  • Civil Litigation
  • Education


  • Capital University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; Capital University Law Review, Associate Editor; International Law Program, Passau, Germany and Thessaloniki, Greece
  • The Ohio State University, B.A. in English, summa cum laude; Study abroad: Cuernavaca, Mexico; Bath, England

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio