Melaniece Bardley McKnight

Founder, Lead Attorney

Melaniece was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. She attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale on a full basketball scholarship. She earned her Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Melaniece leads the firm’s litigation team, focusing on all aspects of divorce and custody matters. Melaniece’s favorite place to be is in the courtroom.

She is a seasoned litigator who believes there are few things better in life than a well-executed trial strategy. Within the firm, she is known for her ability to approach every case with a calm focus that puts her clients at ease. Without a doubt, Melaniece is the trial attorney you want seated on your side of the courtroom.

When Melaniece is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, international travel, running road races, lifting weights, and attending sporting events.

Education

  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, B.A. in Political Science
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, Juris Doctor

What our clients say

There is not enough words to express the gratitude that me and my family have for Ms McKnight and her team. For three years we stood strong, we battled , and EVERY court case we won! More importantly we where able to give my son the help that he needed thanks to her services. We never lost a court case and we won the most important one that gave me primary custody of my son, for that I am forever in debted to you. If you are looking for a team that will be just as invested in the end result, look no further. She is a no nonsense legal warrior that stays prepared for every battle at hand.
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Qayyim S. (GOOGLE REVIEW)

Bardley McKnight Law is very professional and helped us understand what we were dealing with in our custody case in the State of Georgia which is very different from the legal system in Louisiana. Their online portal made it very easy to communicate, upload documents and receive comments and replies quickly and efficiently. Ms. Melaniece Bardley McKnight was very attentive to our specific needs and the circumstances in our case and moved quickly to file our case even working during the holidays. When it was revealed that we were better off filing our case in Louisiana, she quickly referred us to an attorney in Louisiana and still maintains contact with us to make sure our needs are being served. I would highly recommend Bardley McKnight to anyone who needs legal counsel in child custody and family law in Georgia.
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Ezra J. (GOOGLE REVIEW)

In this season in life you need people who will go the extra mile with the utmost professionalism coupled with compassion and concern. Attorney McKnight and her entire staff went above and beyond for me. Attorney McKnight and Attorney Young advocate for what's right in the best interest of their client which in my case was my young son. They understand you are in a difficult position with high emotions and often trepidation about the legal process, however they make it their mission to guide you through every step of the way. I highly recommend Attorney McKnight and her staff without a shadow of doubt.
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Jamylle G. (GOOGLE REVIEW)

The attorneys of the Bardley McKnight Law firm who handled my case were supportive, understanding and consummate professionals. Throughout the entire process, they exhibited professionalism and understanding, keeping me informed at every step of the way and giving me the support I needed at a difficult time. Attorney McKnight and her staff went above and beyond expectations. The outcome was even better than I had expected and hoped; I was very pleased with the outcome of my case.
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Shirley W. (GOOGLE REVIEW)

We had a case that we pushed for years. This year McKnight and her team pushed and pushed and we won. It’s been a long journey but we got the victory. This law firm is everything. From phone calls to zoom meetings etc. this team was there for anything we needed. If you are looking for a firm for custody PLEASE reach out to them. I love y’all over at the Bardley McKnight firm.
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Ashlee G. (GOOGLE REVIEW)

Attorney McKnight is the BEST!!! Completely took care of me... The staff Tori and Andrea were great as well.. I had a child support issue and I couldn't get the folks at DCSS to even listen to me. Attorney McKnight took my case and I didn't have to say one more word to the case worker. She handled everything all I did was sign the paperwork and walk away. Much love and respect for the professionalism and sense of urgency. I highly recommend this law firm!
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Frank A. (GOOGLE REVIEW)

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Melaniece was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. She attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale on a full basketball scholarship. She earned her Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Melaniece leads the firm’s litigation team, focusing on all aspects of divorce and custody matters. Melaniece’s favorite place to be is in the courtroom.

She is a seasoned litigator who believes there are few things better in life than a well-executed trial strategy. Within the firm, she is known for her ability to approach every case with a calm focus that puts her clients at ease. Without a doubt, Melaniece is the trial attorney you want seated on your side of the courtroom.

When Melaniece is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, international travel, running road races, lifting weights, and attending sporting events.

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