Melisa C. Zwilling
Melisa Zwilling is a shareholder with Carr Allison and is a resident in its Birmingham, Alabama, office. Her practice focuses exclusively on Medicare Compliance and she chairs the firm's Medicare Compliance Group. She has been practicing in this area for over 19 years and is considered a national authority on Medicare Secondary Payer issues. Melisa has published numerous articles in major journals nationwide and has been a guest speaker at countless seminars and conferences across the country. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Melisa earned a rating of AV, the highest available, with the national lawyer ranking service of Martindale Hubbell. Additionally, in 2014 and again in 2015, she was selected as one of Fortune Magazine’s Women Leaders in the Law. In 2013 she was named a Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law. She has also been recognized by Alabama SuperLawyers 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.
Melisa received two Bachelor of Science degrees, magna cum laude, from Athens State University and her law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law, cum laude.
A PERSONAL NOTE
Having been raised in the country, Melisa spends much of her free time with her 14-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son outdoors. She can also be found playing golf or fishing.
Although never shying from a challenge, Melisa freely admits that she is unable to swim, whistle or, unfortunately, cook. What she lacks in those areas, though, she makes up for with an astounding ability to organize things, as well as people, and "get things done."
After having a stroke at the age of 35, Melisa has spent the past several years as a volunteer and advocate for the American Heart and Stroke Associations. She tries to live every day to the fullest and takes advantage of opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
"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
Defense Research Institute
National Association of Medicare Set-aside Professionals (NAMSAP)
Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC)
Alabama State Bar Association
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association