Melody Richardson granted fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC is pleased to announce that Melody has been granted fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. To be considered, Melody had to meet numerous criteria in competency, professionalism, ethics, and experience. Being a member of the AAML means:

  • The attorney has demonstrated an active interest and competency in matrimonial law as evidenced by the fulfillment of criteria and standards as established by the AAML™ Board of Examiners and Board of Governors.
  • The attorney has substantial experience and is able to handle complex matters relating to custody and support of children, property division and alimony or spousal support.
  • The attorney is recognized by the bench and bar as a leading practitioner in the area of matrimonial law.
  • The attorney has demonstrated substantial involvement in the matrimonial field and has endeavored to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the cause of matrimonial law.

To be represented by a Fellow of the AAML is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law. Melody is honored to be among the outstanding professionals in the Academy.

Melody Z. Richardson recognized in Best Lawyers in America

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Melody Z. Richardson has been recognized in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her high caliber of work in the practice are of Family Law. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded–by both the profession and the public–as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. As such, recognition by Best Lawyers symbolizes excellence in practice. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review.

Melody Z. Richardson named 2016 Georgia Legal Leader

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Melody Z. Richardson was named a 2016 Georgia Legal Leader having achieved the significant accomplishment of an AV preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which demonstrates that her peers have ranked her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Melody Z. Richardson Receives Award Named in Her Honor

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Melody Z. Richardson continues to embody the firm’s commitment to community involvement. On April 28, 2016, Melody was pleasantly surprised to become the first recipient of an award named in her honor. The award was bestowed upon Melody for her work with and support of the Fulton County Law Day Committee over the last five years. In the future, the … Read More

Equal Justice in Law Enforcement Initiative

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Melody Z. Richardson visited Benjamin E. Mays High School earlier this week to teach students about their Fourth Amendment rights and how to survive an encounter with the police. This is one of many visits Melody and other Atlanta Bar Association volunteers have made to local high schools to implement Harold Franklin’s, President of the Atlanta Bar Association, Equal Justice in Law Enforcement (“EJLE”) Initiative. The initiative is designed to engage our community in a focused, collaborative effort to help prevent and lessen the prospect of law enforcement shootings involving unarmed citizens. Recent documented violence across the country from shootings and other deadly force involving law enforcement and unarmed citizens is deeply disturbing. Current incidents highlight a fundamental failing in the fair and equal administration of justice and demonstrate the critical need for meaningful dialogue and a focused search for solutions to prevent or lessen the likelihood of the continuation of such tragedies.

Melody Richardson Selected Among Best Lawyers in Georgia

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Founder and managing member Melody Z. Richardson was included on the Best Lawyers list for 2016. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by her peers.

Award Winning Attorneys at Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC Receive Further Accolades from Their Peers

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Melody Z. Richardson, Dan Bloom, and Kyla Lines have all been recognized as 2016 Super Lawyers in the area of Family Law, and Rachel Miller has been recognized as a Rising Star. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of Georgia Lawyers are named to Super Lawyers, and only two and a half percent are named to Rising Stars.

Melody and Dan were also named to the Top 100 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers List, and Melody was named as one of the 50 Top Women Lawyers in Georgia.

The firm is proud of its attorneys and will continue to maintain the high standards necessary to continue to appear on the Super Lawyers list and the Top 100 and Top 50 Women Lists.

Melody Speaks on the Timely Topic of The Ethics of Social Media at The Contemporary and Complicated Divorce Issues Seminar

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

February 12, 2016, The State Bar Center in Atlanta The Contemporary and Complicated Divorce Issues seminar, sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, was held on February 12, 2016 at the State Bar Center in Atlanta. The seminar was well attended by attorneys from around the state. Melody spoke on the timely topic of The Ethics of … Read More

Dan Asked to Moderate The 2015 Financial Topics in Family Law Seminar

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

February 16, 2016, Atlanta Bar CLE and the Atlanta Bar Association
As he did at the 2015 Financial Topics in Family Law seminar, Dan was again requested to serve as the moderator for the Judges’ panel.   He will discuss issues of alimony, child support, equitable division and separate property with a panel from the benches of Fulton County and DeKalb County. 

Dan Speaks at The Nuts and Bolts Family Law Seminar

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

August 28, 2015 in Savannah and October 2, 2015 in Atlanta
The Nuts and Bolts Family Law seminar, sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, provides fundamental support and guidance to family law practitioners from around the State. Dan spoke about the intersection of research and practice in custody matters. He provided a review of the most up-to-date research and discussed how it impacts, or should impact, litigated custody matters.