Our Legal Team in Tupelo, MS

Melissa A. Harrison - Managing Attorney

Melissa A. Harrison grew up in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration magna cum laude from Mississippi State University in 1997 and her Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2000, where she was an Editor for the Alabama Law Review and an M. Leigh Harrison Scholar and Hugo Black Scholar.

Melissa returned home to Mississippi to practice law with an associate’s position at Mitchell, McNutt & Sams, P.A. in Tupelo, Mississippi. In 2005, Melissa opened Harrison Law Office PLLC in Ripley, Mississippi. In August 2017, Melissa relocated with her husband, Jason Harrison, and their two children: Kellen and Erin to Tupelo, Mississippi. Since that relocation, Melissa has enjoyed almost exclusively focusing on real estate closing services (both residential and commercial), and serving a limited number of businesses in their daily operations.

Community Involvement

Melissa previously served on the Board for the Ripley Arts Council, and continues to serve on the TARGET (Tippah and Ripley Growing Excellent Together) Board, a CREATE subsidiary. She is a Paul Harris Fellow with the Ripley Rotary Club from 2005-2017, and currently a member of the Tupelo Rotary Club. Melissa is also a member of BNI, in the United Professionals Chapter in Tupelo. She and her family are currently members of Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo, Mississippi.

A Note For My Clients

Today, I offer more than one time services or documents to my clients—I offer a long-term relationship with my clients, their families, and their businesses so that I can offer as much value as possible. I offer business consultation services in a way that makes my clients feel like they have their own in house general counsel right down the hall, without the expense that normally comes with such a convenience. I also offer in-depth and ongoing estate planning for my clients, to ensure their loved ones are left with much more than money when the time comes.

Family First

Two years after my son was born, my daughter, Erin came along completing our family. Now, sixteen years after going out on my own to start a different kind of law firm, my husband of twenty-two years (Jason), and I are now the busy parents of teenage children. I understand the hectic schedules most people have from day to day, because that is what my life is like a lot of the time, too.

But because of all the things I've seen, and because first and foremost I am a wife and mother who understands that our families come first, I know there are some things we cannot afford not to do when it comes to our families and our businesses. If we are a good fit, I hope that I can assist you, your business, and your family in the best way possible.

Connie Bedford

Connie Bedford, Executive Real Estate Paralegal

Connie was born in Bartow, Florida to DL and Betty Parker. She has five siblings and three wonderful children, Samantha Quijada, Cole Patterson and Brad Bedford. Connie graduated from Saltillo High School in 1991 and received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi in May 2011.

Connie has been handling real estate transactions as a real estate paralegal in North Mississippi for more than twenty-five years, and enjoys the relationships she has cultivated with the people in the community immensely. Connie joined the Harrison Law team in July 2018, after her longtime prior employer, attorney James Bingham, retired.