Melissa W. Smyly

Position:

Paralegal

Responsibilities:

Melissa focuses primarily on Affordable Housing due diligence review and coordination, UCC preparation and recordation, asset sale transactions and closing transcript preparation.

Prior to Liles & Rushin:

Melissa joined Liles & Rushin in October of 2010 following a 10 year hiatus from the legal and professional world. After finishing graduate school in 1993, Melissa worked briefly as a defense litigation paralegal for Slaten Law, P.C. in Montgomery, Alabama and six years as a corporate/tax paralegal in the areas of corporate, tax, estate and ERISA law with Capell & Howard, P.C. in Montgomery, Alabama.

A life-long resident of Montgomery, Alabama, Melissa moved to the Birmingham area in 2000 and currently lives in Helena, Alabama with her husband, Steve, and two children, Jessica and Clayton.

Education & Honors


Master of Science, Judicial Administration, Auburn University at Montgomery, 1993
Legal Assistant Technician Certificate, Auburn University at Montgomery, 1993
B.S.B.A., Human Resources Administration, Auburn University at Montgomery, 1992

Professional & Civic Interests


Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity Alumnae Association
Member, Legal Assistant Section, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1994 – 2000
Secretary, Legal Assistant Section, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1998, 1999
Member, Board of Legal Assistant Education Studies, Auburn University at Montgomery, 1999 - 2000