Melisa C. ZwillingShareholder

Address

100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216

Phone

205-949-2949
205-822-2057 (fax)

Professional Profile

Melisa Zwilling is a shareholder with Carr Allison and is a resident in its Birmingham, Alabama, office. Her practice focuses on Labor and Employment, Insurance Defense and Medicare Compliance.

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.  In addition, 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.

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.

 

Recent Publications

Winter 2021, USLAW Magazine, Vaccines, Variants and Violence in the Workplace

Fall 2021, workerscompensation.com, Failing to Ensure Complete, Proper Resolution of Medicare Conditional Payment Claims is Very Risky Business

Winter 2021, USLAW Magazine, Vaccines, Variants and Violence in the Workplace

Summer 2021, USLAW Magazine, Breaking Down OSHA’s New COVID-19 National Emphasis Program: Guidance for Employers to Avoid OSHA Citations

Spring 2021, USLAW Magazine, How the New PAID Act will Dramatically Improve Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance

Fall 2021, USLAW Magazine, Business Interruption Insurance Lawsuits Related to COVID-19 Shutdowns Explode

 

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Practice Areas

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

Education

BS, Athens State University, magna cum laude

JD, University of Alabama, cum laude

Affiliations

American Bar Association

USLAW Network

National Medicare Secondary Payer Network (NMSPN)

Alabama State Bar Association

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

 

 

 

 

News Updates About Melisa C. Zwilling

Zwilling Presents Webinar on Medicare Conditional Payment Claims

Carr Allison shareholder Melisa Zwilling is scheduled to present a free webinar on September 29 at 1:00 PM (CT). This webinar will discuss Medicare conditional payment claims and how to avoid/overcome obstacles in liability and workers’ compensation claims. Department of Insurance continuing education credit is approved for the states of […]

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Driver and Zwilling Successfully Defend Client

Carr Allison shareholders Melisa Zwilling and Joe Driver from our Birmingham (AL) office recently defended an employer in a lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County (AL) by a pro se plaintiff.  The plaintiff claimed that her employment was wrongfully terminated.  Melisa and Joe filed a Motion to […]

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Register for Zwilling’s Webinar on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Don’t forget to register for Melisa Zwilling’s free webinar on August 18 at 1:00 PM (CT). This webinar will discuss some recent cases and employment trends concerning diversity, equity and inclusion topics and their impact on employers and insurers.  Department of Insurance continuing education credit is approved for the states […]

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Zwilling To Present Webinar on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Carr Allison shareholder Melisa Zwilling is scheduled to present a free webinar on August 18 at 1:00 PM (CT). This webinar will discuss some recent cases and employment trends concerning diversity, equity and inclusion topics and their impact on employers and insurers.  Department of Insurance continuing education credit is approved […]

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Zwilling To Present Webinar on MSP Liability and Workers’ Comp Conditional Payment Claims.

Carr Allison shareholder Melisa Zwilling will present a free webinar on May 26 at 1:00pm (CT). This webinar will provide an overview of several significant cases from across the country in which Medicare Conditional Payment Claims and Medicare Advantage and Prescription Plan Claims were an issue.  She will provide practice […]

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Adair and Zwilling Published in USLAW Magazine

Brett Adair and Melisa Zwilling of our Birmingham (AL) office have been published in USLAW Magazine. Their article “Vaccines, Variants and Violence in the Workplace”, discusses how workplace violence is on the rise and with the continuation of COVID-19 tensions are more than likely to increase. They also discuss solutions […]

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Zwilling to Present at the Cumberland School of Law’s Employment Law Update

Carr Allison attorney Melisa Zwilling will be a presenter at the Cumberland School of Law’s Employment Law Update 2021 on Friday December 17.  She will be discussing Alabama’s new medical marijuana law.  For more information on this important topic, contact Melisa at mzwilling@carrallison.com or Brett Adair at badair@carrallison.com.

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Zwilling to Present Webinar on New Government Mandates Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Weekly Testing for Employees

Carr Allison shareholder Melisa Zwilling will present a free webinar on October 26 at 1:00pm (CT). This webinar will be discussing President Biden’s new Executive Order directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to develop Emergency Temporary Standards requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate that employees become […]

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Zwilling Published on workerscompensation.com

Carr Allison Shareholder Melisa Zwilling of our Birmingham (AL) Office has recently been published on workerscompensation.com. Her article discusses how failing to ensure a complete and proper resolution of Medicare conditional payment claims can be very risky business. To check out this article, click here!

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Zwilling To Host Medicare Secondary Payer Issue Webinar

Carr Allison Shareholder Melisa Zwilling of our Birmingham (AL) office is scheduled to host a webinar on Medicare Secondary Payer Issues. During this webinar, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear some of the country’s leading experts discuss topics including pharmaceutical reviews, structured settlements and professional administration of Medicare […]

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Baker and Zwilling to Present at the 6th Annual Medicare Secondary Payer Master Class

Carr Allison’s Jennifer Baker and Melisa Zwilling are scheduled to present at the 6th Annual Medicare Secondary Payer Master Class on February 10th. Zwilling will be presenting at 12:55 pm and Baker at 1:50 pm. To register for the virtual event click here!

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Adair and Zwilling to Speak on Employment Issues in the Wake of COVID-19 Webinar

Never before have employment laws been more complicated or difficult to apply as they are now.  Issues such as temporary business closures, employees working from home and ensuring a safe work environment once they return greatly complicate matters.  During this webinar, attorneys Brett Adair and Melisa Zwilling will cover issues […]

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Employment Issues in the Wake of COVID-19 Webinar

Never before have employment laws been more complicated or difficult to apply as they are now.  Issues such as temporary business closures, employees working from home and ensuring a safe work environment once they return greatly complicate matters.  During this webinar, attorneys Brett Adair and Melisa Zwilling will cover issues […]

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Carr Allison Attorneys Named to B-Metro’s Top Women Attorneys List

Carr Allison would like to congratulate shareholders Kathy R. Davis, Elizabeth Kanter and Melisa Zwilling who have been named to B-Metro Magazine’s 2020 list of “Top Women Attorneys”.  The list showcases the top women attorneys in the Birmingham area.   Well done!  

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Zwilling to Present Medicare Compliance Webinar

Shareholder Melisa C. Zwilling of Carr Allison’s Birmingham (AL) office will present a free webinar on Thursday August 27th from 1-2 pm (CDT). During the webinar on the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Melisa will discuss current trends, case law and other important topics. In addition, one hour of adjuster continuing […]

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Carr Allison Attorneys on B-Metro List

Carr Allison is excited to announce that eight Birmingham (AL) attorneys have been named to B-Metro’s “Top Attorneys 2020” list.   Congratulations to:   Russell Q. Allison Kathy R. Davis Elizabeth J. Kanter Donald B. Kirkpatrick, II Thomas L. Oliver, II Lea Richmond, IV Brett A. Ross Melisa C. Zwilling […]

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Congratulations to our 2017 bMetro Top Flight Lawyers

Carr Allison would like to congratulate the following attorneys who were chosen as “Top Flight Lawyers” by Birmingham’s bMetro magazine: Russell Q. Allison Kathy R. Davis Elizabeth Kanter Donald “Bo” Kirkpatrick, II Tom L. Oliver, II Lea Richmond, IV Brett A. Ross Melisa C. Zwilling

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Davis, Kanter and Zwilling named 2016 “Top Women Attorneys” by B-Metro Magazine

Carr Allison would like to congratulate shareholders Kathy R. Davis, Elizabeth Kanter and Melisa Zwilling who have been named to B-Metro Magazine’s 2016 list of “Top Women Attorneys”.  The list, compiled by Avvo, showcases the top women attorneys in the Birmingham area.

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Congrats to our B-Metro Magazine 2016 Top Lawyers!

Carr Allison would like to congratulate the following attorneys who were chosen as 2016 Top Lawyers by B-Metro Magazine: Russell Q. Allison Kathy R. Davis Elizabeth Kanter Bo Kirkpatrick Thomas L. Oliver Lea Richmond Brett Ross Melisa Zwilling To see the full list, please click here.

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Davis, Kanter and Zwilling named “Top Women Attorneys” by B-Metro Magazine

Carr Allison would like to congratulate shareholders Kathy R. Davis, Elizabeth Kanter and Melisa Zwilling who have been named to B-Metro Magazine’s 2015 list of “Top Women Attorneys”.  The list, compiled by Avvo, showcases the top women attorneys in the Birmingham area.

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