Melanie Williams

Attorney, Hill & Ponton, P.A.

Melanie was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She earned her undergraduate and law school degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She majored in English, minored in French, and is fluent in Spanish.

In law school, Melanie developed a passion for advocating for underprivileged populations. She worked as a research assistant for her International Human Rights professor, writing a book on the effects of democracy on vulnerable populations. She was a certified legal intern for the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic where she represented victims of domestic violence, and was awarded a Book Award for her work. She served as an editor for the Florida Journal of International Law, and her note on human trafficking was selected to be published by the journal. She was awarded the outstanding achievement award in pro bono and community service for her hours volunteering with several legal aid societies.

The desire to advocate for those in need is what led her to veterans’ disability law. She wanted to use her law degree for the good of others and she found that representing our nation’s veterans at Hill & Ponton.

Practice Areas

  • Veterans Law

Prior Employment

  • Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic at UF Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar

Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division


  • University of Florida, B.A. Cum laude
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. Cum laude


  • Book Award in Advanced Civil Clinic
  • Book Award in International Law
  • Book Award in Interviewing Counseling and Negotiation
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honor Society

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Melanie Williams


Supporting Veterans Nationwide

  • Thank you to the firm of Hill & Ponton!! Brian Hill and his staff were able to get my 100% disability with the VA for my exposure to herbicides in Thailand. I have been fighting for this for many years and kept getting denied, after consulting with Hill & Ponton I decided to let them help me and it was the best decision I could have made. I found their professionalism to be outstanding.

    – Chip P.

    North Carolina

  • They got my disability rating after I was denied twice. They knew exactly how to format and submit the claim. I was rated 50%, Hill & Ponton weren’t done, they found other medical that related to exposure and submitted additional claims. I could not have received a disability rating without Hill & Ponton. If you need help, choose Hill & Ponton.

    – Thomas D.


  • The service provided by Hill and Ponton was exemplary. The lawyers and staff took care of every aspect with respect and understanding of the clients needs. In my case, as a new widow, they patiently walked me through each step. They kept me informed of the progress. I cannot say enough about the service they provided. Thank you Brian and staff.

    – Judith K Zitzewitz


  • As a Vet you may have filed a disability claim, and if you want to win your claim you need to call Hill and Ponton. I didn’t know what to do about my condition or status until I made the call. At H&P they not only took my case, but made me feel like family. They changed my life and they will change your life too. It’s true! In my opinion you can’t do better and you won’t regret it!

    – Paul K



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