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Melissa has lived in Mesa, Arizona for nearly 30 years. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Melissa was a paralegal for 14 years in Mesa and Phoenix.  She has extensive experience in civil litigation, particularly insurance defense, medical malpractice and personal injury.  

During law school she was a law clerk at a Phoenix Law firm working in the areas of personal injury and commercial litigation.  She was also a legal extern at Legal Aid of Arizona working primarily in landlord/tenant disputes.  Melissa continues to volunteer at Legal Aid in which she provides pro bono services in the areas of family law and divorce.

Melissa was a board member of Mesa Community Action Network from 1997 through 2006  of which she served two years as President.  Other volunteer activities include Past Board Member, Friends of the Mesa Public Library and Stepping Stones Mentoring Youth at Risk.  Melissa is an active member and serves on the Board of  Love of Christ Lutheran Church in Mesa.

Phoenix School of Law, J.D.
Ottawa University BA, Public Administration


Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 34%
    0 years
  2. Family: 33%
    5 years
  3. Child Custody: 33%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Weiss Riner Law, PLC

7272 E Indian School Rd
Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWeiss-Riner Law, PLC2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maricopa County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Phoenix International School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009