Who We Are

Our Mission

Here at LaGrone Law, we are real people helping real people.  We understand that one of the biggest apprehensions in dealing with attorneys is lack of communication.  At LaGrone Law, we pride ourselves in answering the phone, answering your questions, and setting reasonable expectations as to what can and cannot be done in your case.  It is our goal to listen to and effectively address your unique situation in a manner that you can comprehend.  We are here to fight with you, not against you.  LaGrone Law, LLC…Fighting to keep families together.

Melaney LaGrone, Managing Attorney

As a former Police Officer and Prosecutor, Melaney LaGrone knows her way around a courtroom.  With over 13 years in the criminal justice and legal field, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice of law.

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Melaney earned a Bachelors in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Detroit Mercy, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University and she received her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing.

While in law school, Melaney interned at a top Medical Malpractice defense firm in Michigan.  After graduating, Melaney was offered an Associate position at the firm.  Shortly after, Melaney realized that this area of law was not her passion.  She wanted to give back to the community and help those in need, so she went into private practice representing defendants in felony and misdemeanor criminal cases.

Melaney eventually moved to Atlanta Georgia to be closer to her family.  While here, she worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County.  But, feeling the need to have autonomy and flexibility in what she does and who she represents, she went back into private practice, founding LaGrone Law, LLC.

Melaney is passionate about people, family, and justice.  She volunteers her time with the Southeastern Freedom Initiative to fight for Immigrant justice.  She volunteers with KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), an organization that helps unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in deportation proceedings, and she participates with many other non-profit organizations throughout the area.  In her spare time, Melaney enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Max.

EDUCATION:
University of Detroit Mercy, B.S.
Central Michigan University, M.S.
Thomas M. Cooley, J.D.

ADMISSIONS:
Georgia
Michigan

MEMBERSHIPS:
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Maria V. Montalvo, Legal Assistant

Maria was born In the Dominican Republic. She is the ninth child in a family of twelve siblings.  Maria studied Business Administration in the Dominican Republic, before coming to the U.S. in 1993.  She has worked in the legal field and as a bilingual interpreter for many years.  Being an immigrant herself, Maria is very passionate about family, the immigration process, and the American Dream. Maria is married and has a son who is attending the University of California to become a physicist.  In her spare time, Maria enjoys spending time with friends, family, and talking on the phone with her son.  Maria loves being bilingual, and she is very proud of her heritage.