Attorney J. Melanie Slaughter represents clients in the practice areas of criminal
defense and family law in Florida State Courts, U.S. Federal Courts, and Courts of
Appeal. She is knowledgeable and passionate about criminal defense and family law
matters. In addition, she is known as a fierce litigator and tenacious advocate for her
Attorney Slaughter graduated from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law in
1991, earning a J.D. in law. As an Assistant State Attorney at Florida's Fifth Judicial
Court, Attorney Slaughter prosecuted countless defendants in jury trials, ranging from
DUI to murder charges. During her time there, she witnessed the need for strong legal
counsel to protect the constitutional rights of defendants, many of whom are ill-equipped
to navigate the legal system. Subsequently, Attorney Slaughter transitioned to private
practice and founded a law firm to offer personal, compassionate, and caring
representation to those in need. Having been a State prosecutor, she understands the
criminal justice system and is well-versed in both sides of criminal law.
Attorney J. Melanie Slaughter is a Florida Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer since
1998. This achievement distinguishes her from her peers. She is recognized for having
exceptional knowledge, legal skills, proficiency, ethics, and professionalism in practicing
criminal trial or appellate law. It is the highest level of achievement that is awarded by
the Florida Bar.
Those seeking legal counsel from Attorney J. Melanie Slaughter benefit from her
insight and extensive experience. She analyzes the facts of every case, devising efficient
strategies and practical solutions to achieve the most favorable outcome. Criminal
defense and family law are closely intertwined, and Attorney J. Melanie Slaughter
successfully represents both, including appeals. Some of her practice areas in family law
are divorce, child custody and support, property division, alimony, domestic violence
allegations, contempt and enforcement, and post-judgment modifications. In addition, she
is adept at handling criminal law defense in a wide range of practice areas for State and
Federal misdemeanor and felony crimes.
For high-quality, dependable, and cost-effective representation for your legal challenges, contact Attorney J. Melanie Slaughter. She represents clients in Marion County, Florida, and the surrounding areas.