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Melissa K. Eagling

Eagling is an advocate at heart and has devoted her professional life to giving a voice to those who are unheard.   Melissa understands how timely information and advice can have life changing implications for someone faced with difficult situations in their workplace.  She listens actively to understand client needs to find the best solution to their unique circumstances.

Before joining Barrett & Farahany, Melissa spent the past decade working with several diverse practices. She has contracted with Atlanta Legal Aid, interned with Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia and Care International, and volunteered with World Relief in addition to mediating landlord-tenant cases in Fulton County Magistrate Court.  

Melissa is also an active parent within the disabled community. She has served as an Americorps Parent Advocate with Extra Special People, Inc. and is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.  

Melissa earned her law degree from Georgia State University after completing her undergraduate degree at Florida State University.  

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her four children, cooking, reading, and gardening.


When you reach out to us, you will receive a complimentary consultation with one of our skilled Atlanta employment attorneys. During our initial consultation with you, we can help you to better understand your rights and will work with you to determine what course of action is in your best interest. We take great pride in providing assistance based on years of experience negotiating and litigating employment matters to protect employee interests. If you find yourself in need of dedicated legal representation, we are prepared to advocate on your behalf – our goal is always to protect employee victims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.