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Compassionate Counsel for the Injured

The Melonakos Law Firm is dedicated to providing compassionate counsel to those injured by the negligence of others. Events that cause personal injuries can take a tremendous physical, emotional, and financial toll on you and your family. After a serious injury, you need a compassionate advocate you can rely on while you focus on your recovery. The Melonakos Law Firm helps accident victims in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia recover compensation after being hurt in car accidents, truck accidents, or other types of personal injury incidents. We provide a free consultation to review your claim and never charge a fee unless we win.

What You Can Expect When You Work with The Melonakos Law Firm

When you hire The Melonakos Law Firm, you get the entire team. With us, you can expect:

  • Compassion – At The Melonakos Law Firm, compassion is our guiding principle. We know that you are going through a hard time in your life. Our team is here to help you in every way we can. We care about you and want you to get better. Let us put our arm around your shoulder and guide you through this process. 
  • Personal attention – Our firm believes in having good communication between clients and their legal team. We provide personalized attention to every client and ensure they are taken care of every step of the way. We take the time to listen to your story and will not rush through your case just to get a quick settlement. Our clients agree and have given us a 10.0 Avvo rating. We want to get you the best possible outcome and make sure you’ve reached your full recovery. These are goals we are better able to accomplish because we take the time to truly listen to what you are saying.
  • Communication – At our firm, we believe that every client has a right to stay informed about their case, and it is our ethical responsibility to provide responsive communication. We proactively hire qualified staff to ensure you get the attention and responsiveness you deserve. 
  • Results – While no personal injury lawyer can guarantee results, we can tell you that we have a reputation for never backing down. No case is too big or too small for us. We will provide the personalized attention and zealous representation you deserve.

Why Choose Us?

There is no shortage of lawyers here, so it can be difficult to see what makes one firm stand out from another. However, we firmly believe you should select our firm because we:

  • Are trial-tested – Some personal injury firms will make idle threats to sue if the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement. However, that’s not the case with our firm. Our principal and founding attorney, Michael Melonakos, has tried over 20 jury trials and another 30-40 bench trials. Additionally, our firm has a separate litigation department so that a team is focused on that aspect of the practice and cases can move forward more quickly. 
  • Offer inside knowledge – Before working as a plaintiff’s attorney, Mike spent several years working for the other side. He worked for two of Atlanta’s premier insurance defense firms and represented nationally-known trucking companies, insurers like Allstate, and other large corporations defending against lawsuits. He used to work for insurance companies, so he understands their tricks and can anticipate their actions. This insider knowledge gives him valuable insight into the other side’s strategy, which he leverages to help his clients. 
  • Have extensive experience – Michael has more than a decade of legal experience. His insider knowledge and tenacity have allowed him to obtain hundreds of favorable settlements and verdicts for his personal injury clients, amounting to more than $30 million for injured accident victims just like you.
  • Practice family values – Michael Melonakos is a proud husband and father. He says, “Becoming a father has taught me how to have a greater capacity to love – not just for my family, but for others. I want my clients to feel like their lives are better because they chose us and trusted us. That’s why our motto is compassionate counsel for the injured.” These values guide everyone at the firm. When hiring personnel, the most important quality our firm’s management looks for is that they are good with people. Michael ensures that all staff members have the same compassionate, kind, and helpful qualities he holds dear. Michael has enjoyed working with his wonderful staff for years, many of whom have stayed with the firm since it opened.
  • Are respected by our peers – One of the ways to discern the quality of a lawyer is to evaluate what their peers say about them. Michael has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2019-2022) and was named in National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 (2019). However, the greatest testament of all is that many lawyers refer their cases to us because they know that we can capably handle them.
  • Care about the local community – Michael is very involved in the local community. Every year, he volunteers at the Greek Festival. He is also a guitarist and singer in the cover band RadDad here in Greeneville. 

The Melonakos team is committed to helping guide our clients through their trying time. We want to make a positive difference in their lives and feel that our work is reflected in the results we have achieved for our deserving clients.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle 

The Melonakos Law Firm focuses exclusively on personal injury cases, which allows us to be most effective in pursuing maximum compensation for the people we serve. We do not hesitate to take a case to trial if needed.  

WE HANDLE ALL CASES ON A CONTINGENCY FEE BASIS, MEANING WE NEVER CHARGE A FEE FOR OUR SERVICES UNLESS WE WIN.

We represent the injured in a range of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Premises liability cases
  • Slips and falls
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Wrongful death claims

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer?

Many people don’t hire a lawyer after they are injured in a car accident or other accident caused by the negligence of others because they’re afraid they can’t afford a lawyer. They may think they can handle their claim on their own and that the insurance company will help them. However, insurance companies aren’t interested in helping accident victims get excellent medical treatment, pay for it, and compensate them fairly. A personal injury lawyer ensures that your health and wellbeing is prioritized and that you are not taken advantage of by an insurance company. 

Personal injury law is different than other types of law. Generally, you don’t have to pay costs upfront like you do with other types of cases, like family law or criminal law. You were not expecting to get injured, and you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistake. That’s why we offer you a contingency fee arrangement. You don’t pay us any money for our services unless and until we recover compensation for you. We believe you should focus on getting better. If we make sure we do that right, the money from insurers will come.

What Our Clients Have to Say

At The Melonakos Law Firm, we believe the most important measure of success is a satisfied client.  

In one case, our firm was able to secure a $2 million settlement after filing suit against the negligent truck company and driver who continuously denied fault. While the money helped provide relief and resources to our client, he was even more impressed by the way we treated him. He explains, 

“Michael always kept me informed. That was huge to me because my whole world was collapsing, and that was the one little piece that I could count on. He was always there. He always had words of encouragement. He always listened to me. He was one of the biggest reasons why I just didn’t quit. Michael definitely would drive the point home that we’re going to see this through and get justice for you. And he did.”

Our goal at the Melonakos Law Firm is to ensure that your life is better after your case then when you first walked through our doors. By taking the time to listen to your story and your concerns, we truly get to know you. We want to help you and your family in every way we can. Michael Melonakos’ family emigrated from Greece and owned restaurants. Their motto was, “If you want customers to return, treat them like family.” Michael has embraced this principle throughout his legal career and ensures that every member of the firm does, too. His compassion, kindness, and genuine nature are exemplified in everything he does. 

Here are a few of the things that satisfied clients had to say about working with Michael and The Melonakos Law Firm:  

Reviews:

  • He truly cares about all of his clients. 
  • The staff members at the firm are very communicative and always answered any questions I had. 
  • They would always return my calls or emails within hours, if not minutes. They’re more personable than a lot of the other mega law firms around town.
  • Everyone truly listens and cares about your concerns. 
  • Mike is a wonderful family man.
  • Mike always gets you paid as much as possible, and, once settled, you’re paid in the same week.
  • Mike and Leah bring professional etiquette, empathy, and reliability to the table.
  • They made sure that everything was taken care of and looked out for, which is exactly what you want in someone who’s representing your interests!
  • He took the time to understand my case and was very diligent and worked hard for my settlement.
  • The Melonakos Law Firm really took care of me following my auto accident.
  • Michael and Ryan always reached out in a timely manner. The office was friendly and professional.
  • This firm is awesome, and you can trust them to handle your case with care.
  • Michael is the absolute best. He actually takes the time to ask how I’m doing and about any plans I have. He’s very family-oriented and shares about how he is doing personally as well.
  • The staff held my hand throughout the entire process.
  • They explained everything along the way and were very thorough and helpful! 
  • He guided us through the process of litigation with patience and understanding. He gave us his professional advice and counsel but always honored our wishes.
  • Mike and his team were amazing at getting me help.
  • I just want to give thanks to Michael Melonakos and his wonderful staff for taking great care of me and my husband. He and his staff were very friendly and helpful to us.
  • Mike is a friendly, helpful, and all-around great person.
  • He helped me with resources and always stayed up to date with me through the whole process.
  • I was a passenger in a car wreck and Attorney Mike made sure I received the best treatment and settlement possible. My care and treatment were a priority to him and his firm.
  • The entire staff is friendly and professional.
  • Attorney Mike and his staff are professional but at the same time very compassionate and patient.
  • The insurance company was trying to lowball me. Michael filed a lawsuit and worked his magic and the insurance company decided to settle with the most from the policy we could receive.
  • Mike and Kayla kept me up to date on everything going on and were always available to answer any questions that I had. Communication and understanding are very important to me, and I felt I received that and more from Mike.
  • They were always there to answer all my questions and provide me with the best help.

At The Melonakos Law, we help families. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, contact us today. Because we do not charge any fees upfront, you have nothing to lose. We would love to tell you whether you have a claim and how we can help.

$500K

Cervical Fusion

Mediation Settlement for our client who was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer and underwent neck surgery.

$2M CAD

Lumbar Surgery

Policy Limits Settlement for our client who was rear-ended by a Canadian Truck Driver on I-285. Driver and Company denied any fault until time of settlement.

$946K

Cervical Fusion

Mediation Settlement for our client who was rear-ended by an ambulance and underwent neck surgery.

Super Lawyers Award
South Carolina Association for Justice
Michael Badge - Top Attorney
Award 5
Award 3
Greenville County Bar Association
Award 4
Five Stars

“I was in a really bad accident and Mike made sure I was taken care of. It's not an overnight process but he made it simple and held my hand the whole way. Of course, we won. Mike is like a lion ripping its prey to pieces. He fought hard for me. I recommend him to anyone who has ever been seriously injured or just hurt. I was very satisfied with his services and his firm. Mike will fight for you, so you don't have to.”

Kia A. - Greenville, SC

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MEET OUR TEAM

Michael Melonakos

Managing Attorney

Katherine Ponce

Paralegal

Kayla Knowles

Case Management Paralegal

Leah Martin

Case Manager

Bren Melonakos

Paralegal
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