Melissa, “Missy” Strickland is the founder and principal attorney at Buckhead Family Law, serving clients throughout Atlanta and surrounding communities in divorce and other important family law matters. After years of practicing family law as an attorney with larger law firms, Missy decided to open her own firm to be able to provide more customized representation to her clients. She has practiced family law at some of Atlanta’s top firms since 2006, and handles a full range of domestic relations matters including divorce in Atlanta, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, child custody, child support, alimony, contempt actions, paternity and legitimation.
After graduating from law school, Missy was a corporate litigation attorney with Powell Goldstein where she handled class action, product liability and pharmaceutical litigation cases in both state and federal courts. Missy’s corporate litigation experience gives her a significant advantage in complicated domestic matters, specifically in cases involving extensive discovery and the use of financial and other expert witnesses. She routinely handles complex cases involving contested custody issues and the valuation and division of business interests and significant financial assets. What Missy finds most rewarding about practicing family law is helping her clients develop strategies to guide them and their families through a very difficult time in their lives.
Missy was born and raised in Marietta and now lives in Sandy Springs with her children. When she is not working or busy being a mom, she enjoys running and biking.