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Melissa A. Segel


Practice Areas

AppellateArson & FraudCatastrophic Injury & Wrongful DeathCommercial LitigationInsurance CoveragePremises LiabilityProperty Insurance


  • Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., 2006)
  • University of Florida (B.S., 1992)


Melissa A. Segel joined Swift Currie in 2010 and practices commercial litigation and insurance coverage with an emphasis on bad faith and arson and fraud. She has extensive experience defending insurance carriers in Georgia with claims involving homeowners and auto insurance fraud in the context of both first- and third-party property and bodily injury liability losses.

Prior to joining the firm, she worked in the insurance industry for over a decade, specializing in property and special investigations. She is a member of the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters Society. Ms. Segel was named a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star by Atlanta Magazine from 2013 to 2016.

She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law in 2006. While at Georgia State, she served as the associate notes and comments editor for the Georgia State Law Review. In 2005, she was awarded Professor David J. Maleski Prize for Excellence in Torts.


  • CPCU Society
  • Georgia Association of Fire Investigators
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Metro Fire Investigators Association
  • State Bar of Georgia

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Publications and Presentations

  • "Litigating Third Party Personal Injury Cases with Litigation Funding Companies Involved," International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) 2017 Seminar (New Orleans, LA), September 10, 2017

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