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Melissa Cothran, CPA, PFS, Senior Manager, Tax

Melissa Cothran, CPA, PFS Senior Manager, Tax

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Phone: 615-309-2216




LBMC Wealth AdvisorsMelissa Cothran is a Senior Manager in the LBMC Tax practice. She has over eighteen years of diversified tax experience with a range of industries.

Melissa practices on our Wealth Management Services team at LBMC, where she specializes in large and complex income tax returns for individuals, trusts, and estates.  Melissa also has substantial experience with tax planning and individual tax consulting.  She works closely with our litigation department consulting on high wealth family law and divorce cases involving taxation issues and asset division.


Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)


Melissa has been steadily rising through the ranks in the Wealth Management Services team since 1999. Prior to joining LBMC, Melissa worked for Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC as a staff accountant in both tax and audit.

Community Involvement

Melissa is active in and continues to support many professional and civic organizations, including:

  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Tax Division
  • Gigi's Playhouse - Treasurer
  • Patricia Hart Society - Board member

Outside the Office

A native of Paducah, Kentucky, Melissa now resides in Brentwood, Tennessee, with her husband, son, and daughter.  She and her family enjoy spending time together outside, traveling, and playing golf.  She is an avid sports fan, but especially enjoys cheering on the Tennessee Titans and the Kentucky Wildcats.

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