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Melissa Budden Kelleigh

Melissa Budden Kelleigh

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Alimony, Child Custody, Uncontested Divorce… more 

Melissa Kelleigh

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About Me

I am an attorney with over 10 years of experience.  For the past several years, my focus has been exclusively on family law matters.  I help my clients with issues of divorce, child custody, parenting time, child support, and family abuse protection orders.  As a parent myself, I understand how important these issues are to my clients.  I view my job as a compassionate guide through a complex legal system that can be difficult for non-lawyers to navigate on their own.  I try to resolve these issues as amicably as possible, although I have taken many cases to trial when it is necessary and appropriate to do so. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Family: 50%
    10 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    10 years
  3. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    10 years
  4. Child Custody: 10%
    10 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Scot J Eliot

    I endorse this lawyer. Melissa provides compassionate excellent family law advocacy.


    Scot Eliot Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brandy D Pirtle-Guiney

    I had the good fortune to work with Melissa Kelleigh and saw her professionalism and intellect on a first-hand basis daily. She is a thorough and conscientious attorney and is committed to her clients and her practice areas. I heartily endorse her.


    Brandy Pirtle-Guiney Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Kelleigh Family Law, LLC

3115 NE Sandy Blvd., Suite 222
Portland, OR, 97232



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Cornelius Honor Socity MemberLewis & Clark School of Law2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
solo practice attorneyKelleigh Family Law, LLC2012 - Present
AssociateYates Matthews & Eaton2010 - 2012
solo practice attorneyMelissa Kelleigh2009 - 2010
AssociateKennedy Watts Arellano & Ricks, LLP2003 - 2007
Judicial ClerkOregon Court of Appeals2000 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2000 - Present
Oregon Womens LawyersMember2000 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of ChicagoLinguisticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1995