Melanie B. Holliman, an accomplished attorney, brings a wealth of experience in estate planning and elder law, focusing on trusts, asset protection, disability benefits, and the use of supplemental needs trusts. Having established herself in both Tennessee and Alabama, Melanie is adept at guiding clients across the asset spectrum, helping safeguard wealth, ensuring smooth generational transitions, mitigating taxes, and adeptly managing difficult family situations. Her specialization in disability planning has seen her successfully handle over a thousand applications for Medicaid benefits. With an emphasis on practical solutions, Melanie has worked with private clients, managed a non-profit trust company, and acted as an expert witness on trust-related issues and as Special Master in unique trust cases. Her expertise sees her regularly sought after as a keynote speaker at long-term care, geriatric, and legal education seminars. Admitted to all Tennessee and Alabama courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, and the U.S. Tax Court, Melanie is also an accredited attorney by the Veterans Administration. Her dedication to her profession has resulted in consistent recognition, including multiple accolades from Birmingham Magazine and B Metro Magazine, naming her as a Top Elder Law Attorney, Top Trust Attorney, Top Female Attorney, and Top Probate Attorney. An alumna of Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Melanie graduated cum laude, was a member of the Cumberland Law Review, and was inducted into Cumberland’s national alumni honor society, Curia Honoris. Her reputation for problem-solving and personalized advice extends to her work in special needs planning, having set up and administered numerous special needs trusts throughout Alabama. In the spirit of BrookHaven's commitment to convenience, clarity, efficiency, and protection, Melanie seeks to deliver wealth management that aligns with her clients' unique needs and situations, empowering them to meet their financial and familial goals.