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Melissa Joanne Burleigh

Estate planning Attorney at Kingston, NH

4.8   18 reviews
  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 9 years
    Massachusetts - MA 13 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Melissa

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Melissa graduated from Norwich University in 2002 with her Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. She received her Master in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2004 and finished her Juris Doctorate degree in 2011 from Massachusetts.

 

Melissa was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts in 2011, and in New Hampshire in 2014. She has built her practice to give each of her clients individual attention in an effort to get to know them and to learn about their personal needs.

Location

Burleigh Law Office, P.C.
Po Box 186
Kingston, NH, 03848-3223

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Erika | April 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, courteous and efficient
I worked with Melissa and her assistant Andrea when I was planning my Family Trust. My meeting with Melissa was thorough as she explained in detail all of my options, So thankful for her expertise and knowledge on this topic. Andrea was prompt and efficient with all paperwork that need to get completed and followed through with any loose ends. She was very flexible with scheduling and worked around my busy work schedule. Highly recommend this amazing duo.
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Posted by Jill | April 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great service!
Melissa was great! She was very informative and answered all our questions about our estate planning. She was very personable and understood exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend!
Posted by Meghan | April 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer of all trades!
I've worked with Melissa for nearly as long as she's been a practicing attorney; she's never once let me down. Her attention to detail, her overwhelming desire to help people, and her genuine kindness for her clients makes her the attorney you want in your corner - no matter the situation. She's responsive to messages and goes out of her way to ensure she's on top of things when it comes to your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Ever!!!
I have been a VERY long time client with Attorney Burleigh, she was the first Attorney that I went too and trusted. She has always been very upfront and honest about what she is able to do and she has always followed through. Whenever she has worked on my files she is always fair with pricing and has always given me the price up front, and if I have taken longer to get back into the office even at one point it was a year and a half, she still followed the pricing. I can say that it has been a tremendous blessing to have Her Administrator there because I do get calls and emails back much quicker because When Melissa would be in court all day she wasn’t always able to get back quickly but Andrea is phenomenal at getting back to me and has been so helpful and informative with all New questions regarding my cases. Thank You both Ladies at Burleigh Law Office you are absolutely amazing and I can’t Thank you enough for All your hard work! Keep going strong!!!
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Posted by Andréa | April 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My 'until she retires' lawyer!!!
I was referred to Melissa through a friend. My parents were having a tough time with a lawyer the were working with. We brought the materials to Melissa's office after talking with her Administrative assistant, Andrea, who made sure to advise us on everything we needed so that everything was efficient. That made the process go smoothly. The across the board price was very fair too, for it being one lawyer. Honestly, we will be going back for any law help.
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Posted by Kristen | April 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal, professional & Amazing
Melissa & her assistant Andrea were both so helpful when it came to my Child Custody case. When emotions are running high it can be tough to put blind faith in someone who you just recently met. But I did and thankfully so! Melissa and Andrea helped me get my daughter back while also managing my high emotions in a very compassionate way. Rest assure you can put your faith in their team to get you what you need and more.
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Posted by Bill | April 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, professional and extremely intelligent
Attorney Burleigh helped represent my business getting through some zoning issues. She’s a great lawyer, who is professional, kind, energetic and witty. She is now officially our business attorney l, and I look forward to working with her again
Posted by Lori | April 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!!
I find it funny that a person who is anonymous gives a bad review, but all I can say is good about Melissa Burleigh. She helped me with an issue with my house and mortgage and she was nothing short of amazing! I highly recommend her for anything. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to her.
Posted by Heather | April 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Melissa is an amazing lawyer!! Her and Andrea were so helpful with my case. Between getting things completed and making sure they were looking out for MY best interest!! They were great with communicating with me and making sure I understood everything!! I highly recommend this law firm and would definitely use them in the future if I needed to!!!
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Posted by Ashley Gagnon | August 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Melissa
I have known Melissa since we attended law school. She's an incredibly hard worker and dedicated to achieving the best result. I'm happy to call her a friend as well as my estates attorney. Melissa goes the extra mile for her client's and produces an excellent work product. I recommend Melissa to anyone who looking for an attorney who will achieve good results while delivering legal services in a personable and caring manner.
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Posted by Pattie Hunter | August 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST!!!
My sister and I hired Melissa to to help us with our Mom's will. She was excellent. Melissa made thing easy for us at a time when things were difficult and sad for us. She was understanding and so patient with us not to mention a kind gentle woman that got the job done. I would and do highly recommend Melissa. Thank you so much Melissa!!!
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Posted by Chris | November 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal and Professional
She took her time to get to know me and my family and did a wonderful job guiding through my legal matters. She made wonderful suggestions that improved the end results. She also made sure I was fully educated and informed on the subject matter. I have no legal background, so this was much appreciated. She was easy to contact and very professional to my wife and I. We are both very grateful for her help and will use her in the future if a legal matter arises.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Planning
Melissa was by far the easiest attorney I have ever worked with. She was extremely friendly, professional and worked diligently to meet my needs and timelines. She is very knowledgeable and was always able to answer any questions I had about the entire process as it was something completely new for me. She puts in the extra time and effort to make sure that you are receiving everything that you want throughout the process and would gladly use her for future planning as well.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I consulted with Melissa about getting a will started. She was more than helpful with explaining the process and recommendations. Since then, I have recommended Melissa to my parents so that they can get a will started to secure their assets as well. Highly recommend!
Posted by Rebecca | September 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent services!
I had contacted Melissa just to inquire about her services and to explain what we needed. She was very clear, upfront, and went above what we needed. I really appreciated the legal insight she gave for our situation. She gave us information on our situation that we should think about and look into. That insight was so appreciated and helped us feel prepared and confident in our decisions.
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Posted by Donna | September 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So relieved to have found Attny Burleigh
My husband and I needed to rewrite our wills and after consulting with Attorney Burleigh decided that a living trust was the best option for us as we also had property in another state we wanted to keep in the family. She made it so easy to understand the process and explained everything thoroughly in a way we could understand. We are very pleased with her hard work and patience while we asked numerous questions, some more than once, and she guided us every step of the way on things we needed to have in place. So pleased we now have a family attorney!
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Posted by Robert | September 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch experience
Personal attention and attention to detail, that is why I will continue to work with Burleigh Law Offices. I have worked with Melissa through several trusts and she not only completed them in a timely manner but was able to identify and correct a minor mistake in my original property deed during the process. I will gladly continue to recommend Burleigh Law Offices to all my colleagues.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not Impressed
I was referred to this office and was not impressed for the amount of money paid to only deal with the secretary and never not once did the lawyer directly speak to us. Not by phone not even when in the office.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Burleigh Law Office, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present

Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Massachusetts
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • Norwich University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had a chance to get to know Melissa professionally and find her to be thorough, knowledgeable and compassionate. If you need Estate Planning you would do well to meet with Melissa!"
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Kingston Estate planning Lawyer Melissa Joanne Burleigh
Melissa Joanne Burleigh
Estate planning Attorney
Kingston, NH
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation