Attorney Melinda K. Brown was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her mother worked in bookkeeping and her father worked in manufacturing. At the age of 14 she moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas where she attended high school and graduated with honors.
Ms. Brown then attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (B.S., 2001) for her undergraduate degree in Architectural Studies. In 2002, she moved to Murfreesboro and began working at The Thomas Law Firm. In 2005, she began taking courses at the Nashville School of Law at night, while continuing to work full time.
After working in the legal field as an assistant for nearly ten years, Ms. Brown graduated from the Nashville School of Law obtaining a Doctor of Jurisprudence on May 22, 2010. She was admitted to the Tennessee Bar on October 13, 2010, and the US District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts, in 2015.
Ms. Brown has been a member of the American Association for Justice and Tennessee Association for Justice since 2008. She joined the Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association (RCCBA) in 2010. She is active in community outreach programs and enjoys volunteer work. The RCCBA awarded her the Richard F. LaRoche, Sr. Pro Bono Award in 2015, the Joe M. Brandon, Jr. Distinguished Service Award in 2017, and Volunteer Service Awards for 2016 and 2017.
Coming from such modest roots, Ms. Brown knows the value of hard work. She is committed to helping the hard working individuals of Middle Tennessee and takes the time to listen to her clients and educate them on the legal issues they face. Ms. Brown lives in Murfreesboro with her husband, C.S. Brown. Outside of the office, she enjoys Tai Chi, mountain biking, music, reading, baking, and traveling. She is also very active in her husband’s career as a musician and audio mastering engineer.