ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta attorney Melody Kiella was recognized in the 2023 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for her transportation law practice. An experienced civil litigator, she focuses on complex civil litigation, including trucking/transportation law, catastrophic personal injury defense, premises liability and negligent security.
Melody Kiella earned her Juris Doctor from Michigan State University, graduating summa cum laude. She also earned her Bachelor of Arts from California State Polytechnic University. Kiella serves as the Online Programming Chair for Defense Research Institute (DRI), and is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Tort & Trial Section, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. In 2022 she was awarded DRI’s Tom Segalla Excellence Award, which honors a member whose contributions through legal scholarship exemplify the highest educational standards of DRI and further its mission of improving the skills of the defense practitioner
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.