Attorney Melinda K. Brown was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her mother worked in bookkeeping and her father worked in manufacturing. At the age of 14 she moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas where she graduated with honors.


     Ms. Brown then attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (B.S., 2001) for her undergraduate degree in Architectural Studies. In 2002, she moved to Murfreesboro and began working at The Thomas Law Firm. In 2005, she began taking courses at the Nashville School of Law at night, while continuing to work full time.


     After working in the legal field as an assistant for nearly ten years, Ms. Brown graduated from the Nashville School of Law obtaining a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D. 2010). She was admitted to the Tennessee Bar on October 13, 2010, and the US District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts, in 2015.  In 2012, she formed her solo practice, Melinda Brown Law, where she focused on Social Security Disability. 

      Ms. Brown has been a member of the American Association for Justice and Tennessee Association for Justice since 2008. She joined the Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association (RCCBA) in 2010. She is active in community outreach programs and enjoys volunteer work. The RCCBA awarded her the Richard F. LaRoche, Sr. Pro Bono Award in 2015, the Joe M. Brandon, Jr. Distinguished Service Award in 2017, and Volunteer Service Awards for 2016, 2017, and 2018.  She currently manages the RCCBA Free Legal Clinic at Greenhouse Ministries. 


      Coming from such modest roots, Ms. Brown knows the value of hard work. She is committed to helping the hard working individuals of Middle Tennessee and takes the time to listen to her clients and educate them on the legal issues they face.