Melissa Griffis

Melissa Darden Griffis



Melissa Griffis specializes in Land Use and Zoning matters, Contracts, Wills, Trusts and Estates, and general Civil Litigation for Horne & Griffis. She is a certified Mediator/Arbitrator in both family and civil matters, and a Collaborative Law attorney.

Melissa Griffis has represented numerous real estate developers and individual homeowners during her career, with the goal of modifying the existing land use/zoning of properties. She has appeared more than any other attorney in the City of Newnan and Coweta County on Zoning matters. As a Newnan native, Melissa is an expert on zoning requirements and the comprehensive Land Use Plan and Future Development Map for Coweta County and other surrounding areas within the Three Rivers region.

Melissa Griffis has served as general counsel to the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority since 2011, and has served as general counsel to the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority since 2018. She handles multiple issues with this representation from Open Records Act Laws to Employment issues.

Melissa’s practice area includes serving as a mediator, arbitrator and litigator in Coweta, Carroll, Troup, Heard and Meriwether counties.  Her experience litigating in family law and taking on high asset divorce cases makes her very qualified to assist couples with mediations and arbitrations.

Melissa Griffis is admitted to all courts in the State of Georgia and the State of Alabama. She is an active member of the Roopville Road Baptist Church serving as a youth Volunteer and Ladies Bible Study Leader.

Melissa is a past Chairman of the Elm Street Elementary School Council, a Sustaining Member of the Newnan Junior Service League (Executive Board 2005-2009) and a graduate of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce Leadership Coweta. Melissa, her husband and children reside in Newnan.

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2000
University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1997

Practice Areas

  • Land Use and Zoning

  • Estate and Probate

  • Certified Mediator and Arbitrator

  • Civil Litigation

  • Collaborative Law

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