Melissa L. Exline, Esq. joined Surratt Law in September 2008. At that time, Melissa shifted her focus from representing business and property owners in civil matters, to focusing on family law and estate planning. Why these areas of law? Because helping people put their best foot forward before the Court in a divorce or custody case can have a lasting impact on a person and family. Melissa is willing to take on a unique case with difficult issues and help her client's navigate the legal process. Providing estate planning services for clients is a natural extension our work at Surratt Law by making sure all of a client's needs are met.
Melissa is admitted to practice in Nevada and California. She earned her dual undergraduate degrees from the University of Nevada. Ms. Exline received her J.D. from Golden Gate University, School of Law. She was author and associate editor for the Golden Gate University Law Review. Her prior legal expertise includes working at the U.S. Department of Labor. Melissa has a broad spectrum of experience. She brings her experience to the table to represent client needs using her background in consumer product law, employment law, construction defect litigation and general tort liability. Whenever possible, Melissa prefers to work with families to resolve conflict, with a cost effective, practical and no-nonsense approach.
Melissa is a member of the State Bar of Nevada (Family Law Section Member), State Bar of California, American Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity, and Washoe County Bar Association.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite||Nevada Business Magazine||2014|
|Legal Elite||Nevada Business Magazine||2013|
|Legal Elite Top 75 Attorneys||Nevada Business Magazine||2012|
|Attorney||Surratt Law Practice, PC||2008 - Present|
|Associate||Perry and Spann, PC||2003 - 2008|
|Pension Benefit Associate||US Dept. of Labor||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Washoe County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Golden Key National Honor Society||Member||1998 - 1999|
|Gregory v. Gregory, 281 P.3d 1178 (Nev. 2009)||Decree Affirmed|
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|Vol. 31, No. 2, Spring 2001, Forum on Law & Social Change||Author, "Ambiguity Equals Authority: The Immigration and Naturalization Service's Response in the Elian Gonzalez Case,"||2001|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Nevada||Politics and Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Nevada Family Law Conference||Guardianship - Paralegal Track||2015|
|CLE Reno and Las Vegas||Minor's Guardianship Litigation||2013|
|BNI Noon Networkers||Estate Planning||2011|