Melisa Zwilling is a shareholder with Carr Allison and is a resident in the Birmingham (AL) office. Considered a national authority on Medicare Secondary Payer issues, specifically in the area of Medicare Compliance, Melisa has refocused her passion for the law in response to the multitude of issues Carr Allison’s clients are facing related to COVID-19. Her ability to understand complex laws and clearly communicate them to clients and her talent for solving problems are invaluable for clients who are facing novel or difficult legal issues. Melisa can provide sound analysis of and guidance through coronavirus challenges in many areas affecting clients as their respective business operations return to work.
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 in 2014 and 2015 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 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 degrees in both Business Administration and Management of Technology. She received her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Alabama where she served as Editor in Chief of the Law and Psychology Review and Senior Editor of The Journal of the Legal Profession.
Raised in the country, Melisa continues to spend much of her free time outdoors with her daughter and son. She can frequently be found playing golf, riding horses or fishing.
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 looks for opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of others.