Melisa C. Zwilling
Melisa Zwilling is a shareholder with Carr Allison and is a resident in its Birmingham, Alabama, office. Her practice focuses on Medicare Compliance, Labor and Employment and Insurance Defense.
Melisa has published countless articles and spoken at numerous conferences and seminars across the United States. For her outstanding legal work, she earned an AV peer-review rating from the national lawyer ranking service Martindale Hubbell and has been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America for 2023. Previously, she was selected as one of Fortune magazine’s Women Leaders in the Law and named a Top-Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law. She has also been recognized by Alabama Super Lawyers as one of Birmingham’s Top-Rated Lawyers and ranked one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in Birmingham. In addition, Melisa was invited to Time magazine’s list of the Most Influential Women in America and Fortune’s List of Premier Lawyers.
Having graduated from Athens State University, magna cum laude, Melisa earned bachelor’s degrees in both Business Administration and Management of Technology. She received her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law and Psychology Review and Senior Editor of The Journal of the Legal Profession.
A PERSONAL NOTE
Raised in the country, Melisa continues to spend much of her free time outdoors with her daughter and son. She can be found building furniture, riding horses or fishing.
After having a stroke at the age of 35, Melisa spent several years as a volunteer for the American Heart and Stroke Associations. She tries to live every day to the fullest and looks for opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES
Vaccines, Variants and Violence in the Workplace, USLAW Magazine
Failing to Ensure Complete, Proper Resolution of Medicare Conditional Payment Claims is Very Risky Business, workerscompensation.com
Breaking Down OSHA’s New COVID-19 National Emphasis Program: Guidance for Employers to Avoid OSHA Citations, USLAW Magazine
How the New PAID Act will Dramatically Improve Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, USLAW Magazine
Business Interruption Insurance Lawsuits Related to COVID-19 Shutdowns Explode, USLAW Magazine
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Wildcat Risk Control Workshop
Alabama General Contractors
Alabama Society for Safety Professionals
CLM Workers Compensation and Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference
Florida RIMS Annual Conference
Alabama Self-insurers Annual Conference
RISE Medicare Secondary Payer Seminar
Product Liability Attorneys Network Seminar
Alabama State Bar Employment Update
Birmingham Bar Employment Update
"I truly enjoy my relationships with our clients and the attorneys and staff in my office. I feel blessed to work with such wonderful people every day."
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
United States Supreme Court
State of Alabama
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
American Bar Association
Medicare Secondary Payer Network
Alabama State Bar Association
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Athens State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Management of Technology, magna cum laude
CERTIFIED CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT PROVIDER
Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM)
Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)
Departments of Insurance: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KY, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, RI, TX, VA, WV and WY