Palmour Law Firm

Palmour Law Firm

Who we are

Palmour Law Firm opened its doors in 1984. Since then, the firm has continually provided a wide range of civil and criminal legal services of the highest caliber resolving thousands of cases across Georgia while priding themselves in their fierce dedication to their clients and community. 

Attorneys Albert C. Palmour, Jr. and Melissa Gifford Hise have over 60 years of combined experience ranging from family law, estates, criminal law, and civil litigation to government, business, and nonprofit organizations. They along with the dedicated legal assistants at Palmour Law Firm are uniquely qualified to assemble an effective team to handle any and all of your legal needs.

 

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We at Palmour Law know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs and your budget.

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Attorneys

 
 

Albert C. Palmour, Jr.

Albert C. Palmour, Jr. got his start at Cook & Palmour where he was mentored by his father, the late A. Cecil Palmour and Bobby Lee Cook. In 1984, he opened Palmour Law Firm. The people of Chattooga County elected Albert as State Court Solicitor in 1986, and he held that post until 2003. Albert practices all types of civil and criminal litigation and has successfully tried hundreds of cases to jury verdict throughout Georgia and the Southeast in both state and federal court. Albert has tried many unique cases including everything from whistle blower and complex estate and trust cases to Clean Water Act and Depuy Hip Implant litigation. He has tried multiple multi-million dollar controversy divorce, contract, and real estate cases to a favorable resolution for clients.  In the last five years, Albert has tried three "stand your ground" cases all ending in not guilty verdicts for the client.  Albert is currently the City Attorney for both the City of Summerville and the Town of Trion.  Albert's breadth of legal knowledge is not matched by many and he is truly an "old school" lawyer offering legal assistance for any type of legal problem you have. 

 

Education

Mercer University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1981

University of Georgia
B.S., Political Science, 1978

 

Activities & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Lookout Mountain Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Rotary Paul Harris Fellow
  • National College of Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  •  State Bar of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District
  • United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
       
       

       
       
       
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      Melissa Gifford Hise

      Melissa Gifford Hise has successfully represented and advised hundreds of clients since beginning practice in 1993.  She joined the law firm of Watson and Dana in LaFayette, Georgia after graduation and then became the law clerk for the Superior Court judges of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit in 1995.  in 1996, she founded Four Points, Inc., a non-profit that provides services to families involved in domestic violence with services uniquely tied to the justice system.  She left Four Points after 15 years of service to become a full-time Magistrate Judge for Walker County but joined Palmour Law in 2012 to get back to practicing law full-time and expanding her practice areas. While Melissa focuses on family and juvenile law, she is adept at handling wills and estates, employment cases, real property, education, business formation, contracts and assists Albert in representing the City of Summerville, Georgia and the Town of Trion, Georgia.  Melissa continues to serve the Walker County Magistrate Court as an assistant Magistrate judge.  She brings unmatched compassion and professionalism to Palmour Law Firm.

       

      Education

      Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
      Juris Doctor, 1993

      Mercer University
      B.A., Political Science and Government, 1990

      Activities & Affiliations

      • State Bar of Georgia, Member
      • Lookout Mountain Bar Association 
      • Lawyer's Foundation of Georgia

      Bar Admissions

      •  State Bar of Georgia
      • Court of Appeals of Georgia
      • Supreme Court of Georgia
      • United States District Court for the Northern District
      • United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals