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Attorneys

Melinda K. Brown
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     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 school, graduating 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 (J.D. 2010). She was admitted to the Tennessee Bar on October 13, 2010, and the US District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts, in 2015.  In 2012, she formed her solo practice, Melinda Brown Law, where she focused on Social Security Disability, Conservatorships, Probate and Estates, Trust and Business formation. In 2022, the practice grew to include Associate Attorney, Seth Kantorik.

       Ms. Brown has been a member of the American Association for Justice and Tennessee Association for Justice, the Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association (RCCBA), Barristers Lion’s Club, the National Organization for Social Security Claimant Representatives, and the Middle Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women. 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, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.  She managed the RCCBA Free Legal Clinic at Greenhouse Ministries for three years, for which she was awarded a second Distinguished Service Award in 2021.

      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.

Seth Kantorik

     Attorney Seth Kantorik was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. His mother was a homemaker and artist, and his father has worked in the construction industry as an estimator and project manager. He was active in his church youth group, high school mock trial team, and the boy scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 2012. Seth Kantorik graduated from Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School with honors. 

     Seth Kantorik attended Middle Tennessee State University (B.S., 2018) where he received his undergraduate degree in Economics, cum laude. He was a member of MTSU’s mock trial team, winning the award for “best witness” at the 2014 Mid-South Invitational competition. During his undergraduate studies, he began working for Melinda Brown, esq. as a legal assistant while attending classes full time. 

After graduating MTSU in 2018, Seth Kantorik was accepted to the Nashville School of Law and began taking classes at night while continuing to work for Melinda Brown Law, full time. While at the Nashville School of Law, he received the Robert L. Ballow Award for Excellence in Legal Writing. 

     Mr. Kantorik graduated from the Nashville School of Law obtaining a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D. 2022). He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar on October 31, 2022. After being admitted to the Bar, Mr. Kantorik began working for Melinda Brown Law as an associate attorney. 

     Seth Kantorik is committed to diligent and compassionate representation for the people of Middle Tennessee. He knows that your case requires hard work and diligence, and he will fight for you to achieve your goals.

Legal Assistant

Denise Sealand
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