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Melissa C. Bray



       Melissa Crompton Bray is a native of Augusta with family roots in Columbia County.  Melissa graduated from Lakeside High School in 1999 and in 2003 received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Augusta State University.  In 2007, Melissa received a Juris Doctor from Barry University in Orlando and returned back to her hometown of Augusta, Georgia to practice law.  Melissa began working at the Richmond County Solicitor’s Office in 2007 and remained there for five years.  While at the Solicitor’s Office, Melissa prosecuted misdemeanors such as DUIs and drug offenses.  In 2013, Melissa began working at the District Attorney’s Office for the Augusta Judicial Circuit.  Shortly after being hired she became a team leader assigned to Judge J. David Roper’s Courtroom.  She tried various crimes to jury verdict, such as Murder, Child Molestation, and Armed Robbery.  She insisted on fairness for all parties during these trials and she will do the same for you. 

       Melissa joined Durham Law Firm, P.C., in July of 2015 as an associate and experienced trial attorney.  In July of 2017 she became Partner to the Firm.  She focuses on Plaintiff’s Civil Litigation, including automotive wrecks and trucking litigation, as well as Criminal Defense. 

         Melissa resides in Evans, Georgia with her husband, Michael, and daughter, Katherine. 

  • BA Political Science - Augusta State University

  • Juris Doctor - Barry University


Bar Membership
  • Georgia 2007

  • Georgia Court of Appeals 2013

  • Georgia Supreme Court 2014

  • U.S. Southern District Court of Georgia 2015

  • U.S. Middle District Court of Georgia 2015

  • U.S. Northern District Court of Georgia 2015

  • U.S. Supreme Court 2017


Professional Associations
  • Georgia Bar Association 2007

  • Augusta Bar Association 2007

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers 2015

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2015

  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys 2017