Melvin L. Hewitt Jr.

Melvin L. Hewitt Jr.

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
770-901-2666
Fax:
770-828-0100
Email:

Melvin L. Hewitt, Jr. has been a member of the Georgia Bar since 1985. After completing four years of active duty in the United States Navy, Mr. Hewitt attended college at Lakeland and later Kent State University in Ohio. He spent the next six years in public law enforcement serving in the uniformed patrol division, the detective bureau and undercover narcotics investigations.

Mr. Hewitt left public law enforcement and entered the corporate world in 1974 where he spent the next seventeen years in the private security industry. Mr. Hewitt held positions in middle and upper management to include district, regional and operational management positions and was ultimately named president of Globe Security Systems, Inc., a publicly-held, private security firm with over 13,000 employees and over 100 offices in the United States and Europe. Mr. Hewitt left corporate America in 1989 and, along with, Harriet Isenberg, opened a private law practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Hewitt concentrates his practice in representing seriously injured people and their families and family members in wrongful death cases, including victims of serious assaults, batteries, sexual abuse, child molestation, nursing home negligence and drunk drivers. Over the last several years and despite laws that are typically unfavorable and unfriendly toward plaintiffs, Mr. Hewitt has initiated and prevailed in several claims against banks and financial institutions for their negligence in the operation of their ATMs and night depositories. Additionally, Mr. Hewitt has challenged and advanced claims against several school districts for their negligence in maintaining a safe environment from predators molesting school children. Mr. Hewitt is a frequent speaker at NOVA, NCVBA and GTLA functions and a member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum. In 2012, Mr. Hewitt was named in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and has appeared on television and radio programs addressing issues of negligent security and civil justice for crime victims. He has published several articles relating to negligent security and crime victim issues in Trial Magazine, Calendar Call and The Connection.

Admissions Pro Hac Vice

  • Clark County Nevada District Court {Foxworth v. Nevada State Bank}
  • Charleston County Court of Common Pleas, Charleston, South Carolina {Sade Williams v. South Carolina Federal Credit Union}
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado {Netquote v. Mostchoice}
  • Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio {Vitelli v. Trinity Products}
  • United States District Court, Eastern Division of Tennessee {Elsevier v. Trinity Products}
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina {Thomason v. Toyota}
  • West Virginia Court of Claims, Charleston, West Virginia {Angela Bell and Pamela Purdue v. West Virginia Department of Transportation

Areas of Practice

  • General Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury Cases
  • Product Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

Education

  • Atlanta Law School, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D.
  • Kent State University
    • B.S.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), Member
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA), Member,Board of Directors
  • National Organization for Victims of Crime (NOVA), Member
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ) (formerly the Trial Lawyers of America), Member
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association, Member
  • Lawyer's Club of Atlanta, Member
  • National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), Member, Board of Directors
  • Crime Victims Advocacy Council (CVAC), Member, President, Board of Directors

Pro Bono Activities

  • Georgia Mock Trial Competition, evaluator and judge
  • State Bar of Georgia High School Mock Trial Program, evaluator and judge
  • William B. Daniel National Mock Trial Competition, evaluator