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Melissa Conner has always had a passion for law.
She started working for a criminal defense attorney as a young teenager. There,
she learned that every person has a story and deserves a listening ear and an
open mind. She carries these lessons forward in her own practice, striving to
listen well, without judgment, in order to understand her clients, and she
takes great pride in client satisfaction.


One of the most important skills in counseling and
advocacy is communication. Melissa graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and earned
membership in the International English Honor Society. Later, she trained
students for public speaking competitions and served as an editor for the New England Journal of Criminal and Civil


During her clinical practice, Melissa provided
legal services to indigent clients with family law issues. These issues
included child support and maintaining child custody while moving out of


Melissa also interned in North Carolina where she
worked with some of the finest attorneys in the state. She handled a variety of
cases including the following subject matters: divorce, domestic violence,
robbery, sexual abuse, attempted murder and murder. Most notably, Melissa was
second chair for the defense in the first North Carolina Innocence Commission
Hearing, a state commission dedicated to uncover cases of actual innocence, the
first of its kind in the nation.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 50%
    1 year
  2. Estate Planning: 50%
    1 year



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Timothy Evan Heinle

    As a lawyer Melissa is the whole package: she exudes professionalism, intelligence, and is above else, one of the warmest, most approachable people you will come across. I know first hand how hard of a worker Melissa is, and because she always comes to court fully prepared, she instills confidence in her client, giving their case the best opportunity to succeed.


    Timothy Heinle Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Alex Gregory Isbell

    Melissa has been extraordinarily helpful in working with me and my immigration clients so that their family law needs dovetail with their immigration objectives. She is a passionate and dedicated attorney who does not shy away from having to work on creative solutions to complex problems.


    Alex Isbell Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Conner Law Offices

100 State Street
Suite 900
Boston, MA, 02109


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Up and Coming LawyersMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly2015
Volunteer Recognition AwardMassachusetts Bar Association2015
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalConner Law Offices2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2013 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tech Tips for LawyersOrganization and Efficiency2015
Shake It Up! 2015 Boston Northeast Regional NAPABA ConferenceTool Kit for the Solo Small Firm2015
Practicing with ProfessionalismProfessionalism2015
Practicing with ProfessionalismProfessional Networking2015
How To Start & Run a Successful Solo or Small Firm PracticeMaking It All Work2015
How To Start & Run A Successful Solo or Small Firm PracticeMarketing Your Practice and Yourself Using the Web & Technology2015
Alternative Legal Career PanelAlternative Legal Careers2015
5th Annual Super Marketing Conference 2015Panel on Social Media2015
1st Circuit Spring MeetingSuccess After Law School2015
Tech Tips for LawyersTech Tips for Lawyers; Acrobat and Outlook2014
Succeeding in the Business of Law in a Digital AgeManaging your Online Reputation – Social Media & Ethics2014
Strategic NetworkingStrategic Networking2014
SBA Practice Tips from Practicing LawyersSmall Firm Practice2014
Career Forum for Law Students WNESoLCareer Forum for Law Students WNESoL2014
Career Forum for Law Students UMASS LawCareer Forum for Law Students UMASS Law2014
Career Forum for Law Students NESLCareer Forum for Law Students NESL2014

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