Taylor Hanson Haley, Partner

Founding Partner Taylor Hanson Haley launched Compass Law Group in May of 2012.  Formerly a partner in the Litigation and Governmental Practice Groups at Gilbert Harrell Sumerford & Martin, Ms. Haley’s practice includes these areas as well as title insurance defense, zoning issues, and real estate development projects.

In creating Compass Law Group, Ms. Haley elevated these practice specialties to a higher touch, boutique firm platform with an additional value-added practice area:  in response to client requests, Ms. Haley, through the General Counsel practice area, serves as outsourced General Counsel for both businesses and families in need of a single point of contact to manage all legal services… Read more

Melissa R. Cruthirds, Associate

8x10 color 300dpi webreadyAssociate Melissa R. Cruthirds has a general litigation practice at Compass Law Group.  She is licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina.

Prior to coming to the Compass Law Group, Ms. Cruthirds was a trial attorney at The Williams Litigation Group, focusing on family law and personal injury; she was also Assistant City Attorney for the cities of Brunswick and Nahunta and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Brunswick.  She handled personal injury claims, family law cases, and misdemeanor criminal defense.

Originally from South Carolina, Ms. Cruthirds received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2002 from the University of South Carolina and her Juris Doctor degree in 2010 from the University of South Carolina School of Law.  During law school, she clerked for the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee.  Ms. Cruthirds was a paralegal in a general litigation practice for several years prior to attending law school. Read more