Melissa Cothran, CPA, PFS

Senior Manager, Tax

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University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

LBMC Wealth AdvisorsMelissa Cothran is a Senior Manager in the tax division of LBMC, PC. 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.

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.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
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