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Melissa Peel Greevy

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lemoyne, PA

4.5   6 reviews

Licensed for 26 years

About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Collaborative Law, Mediation and Litigation

  2. Family
    35%
    Guardian ad litem in Custody, Collaborative Law, Child Support, Custody.

  3. Guardianship
    10%
    Guardianship for individuals incapacitated by intellectual disability, autism, dementia, Parkinson's disease, brain damage and other medical conditions.

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%

  5. Estate planning
    5%

  6. Mediation
    5%

Ms. Greevy is a Shareholder with Johnson, Duffie, Stewart & Weidner in Lemoyne. She focuses her practice on family law. Ms. Greevy is frequently selected to serve as a Guardian ad Litem in high conflict custody matters. In addition, she has served as a Parenting Coordinator, Mediator and Arbitrator in numerous family law matters. Ms. Greevy served as a Custody Conciliator for the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas from 2000-2007 and again in 2012. She served as a consultant to the Perry County Division of the 41st Judicial District in the design of their Custody Conciliation program. She has served as a faculty member on several continuing education courses offered by the Dauphin County Bar Association, the Cumberland County Bar Association, Inns of Court and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Ms. Greevy received her B.A. in psychology from the University of North Texas in 1977 and her J.D., cum laude, from Widener University in 1996. Before entering the practice of law, she worked for 14 years as a social worker at the Harrisburg Institute of Psychiatry. Ms. Greevy received her Family Mediation training in 2000 and has received advanced mediation training in areas such as alimony, apology, custody and dealing with impasse. In 2003, she was recognized as an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). This designation is reserved for family and divorce mediators who have met strict training and experience requirements.

Ms. Greevy was a founding member of the Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania and chaired the group in 2005. She is a member of the Family Law sections of the Dauphin County, Cumberland County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Ms. Greevy served on Council to the PBA Family Law Section and is Co-chair of the Legislative Committee. She is a past Chair of the Custody Committee of the Cumberland County Bar Association and is a member of the Family Law Advisory Committee to the Bench of Dauphin County.

Licensed for 26 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 12/04/2022

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

Contact Melissa

Johnson, Duffie, Stewart & Weidner
Po Box 109
Johnson Duffie Et Al
Lemoyne, PA, 17043-0109

Reviews

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Posted by Christopher | February 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation during challenging times
Melissa Greevy represented me for multiple child custody hearings. Lets face it Divorce is a less then ideal thing to go through. Add in figuring out child custody and its just down right miserable. As a father it was very important to me to to share physical and legal custody of my child. As a man I thought this was going to be a challenging battle, because I bought into a common misconception that fathers were not treated as equals to mothers in custody court. The court process was lengthy and complicated I do admit, but not overwhelming with excellent advice and legal counsel from Melissa. I would recommend Melissa and Johnson Duffie to anyone looking for excellent legal representation during a challenging time. Their legal expertise and guidance will certianly give you peace of mind, and excellent legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Custody
Where to start...2008 my friend referred Melissa to me regarding my custody fight. We started our journey sometime in May of 2008, as a single father trying to gain custody of my 2 daughters I knew I would need a good lawyer. Boy was I surprised, I had been introduced to the best most dedicated honest straight shooting tell how it is attorney. Melissa not only win my case but has continued to assist in my ongoing issues with the mother. Melissa is very caring and dedicated. Melissa wide array of experience in family law place head and shoulders above the rest. I would rate note only Melissa but the entire Johnson Duffy firm a perfect 10! My family and I will forever be indebted to Melissa for her passion and dedication in my case. Thank you Melissa from the bottom of my heart!
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Posted by Timothy | March 15, 2020
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Collaborative Divorce Attorney - Professional, Effective and Compassionate
The divorce process itself was extremely overwhelming and emotional. Melissa was compassionate with my goal of securing what was in the best interests of my children. Instead of pursuing a hostile courtroom divorce, Melissa's skills in navigating the collaborative divorce process were invaluable. To be clear, every divorce, even a collaborative process, has conflict, emotions and anger that creep into almost every discussion. Being able to manage that conflict and keep things focused on the end goal was critical, and Melissa was equal to the task. From our first meeting through the final divorce, Melissa helped me in establishing and clarifying my goals and expectations, clearly advised me on the law, kept communications lines open and was very responsive to questions or concerns I had going through the process. I was able to negotiate in good faith with my children's mother to secure the best possible settlement and develop a co-parenting plan that put our children first, and set aside any emotions from the divorce that would have harmed their future. Melissa helped me also negotiate a settlement that helped us avoid trial and further unnecessary time in court and costs. I cannot express enough how thoughtful, professional, skillful, and dedicated Melissa was as my collaborative divorce attorney, and I am profoundly grateful for her work on my children's behalf, and also my own.
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Posted by Thomas | January 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Glad I was refereed to Melissa.
Divorce is a difficult process of emotional and factual experiences. Melissa's knowledge of the law pertaining to divorce and ability to relate to the emotional tides that one goes through in this process allows her to guide you through what could be an overwhelming life experience with compassion, yet be up front and factual with the legal matters at hand. My experience with Melissa as my lawyer in my divorce left me feeling very confidant that she had complete knowledge of divorce law. I never had a doubt that she had the ability to tackle the case with the utmost power of a Pit-bull. She new exactly what was going on with the other side, kept me totally informed as the case progress at every stage, and explained each step clearly in language I could understand as the case moved forward. I can not say enough for her knowledge, compassion for me as a client and what I was enduring, drive to get the job done with the best outcome possible, as well as considering minimizing my expenses. Having Melissa represent me was one of the best decisions I have made. Her tenor in her field allowed her to take control of my case and guide the other side through legal issues that they had no knowledge of, which kept the case moving toward getting the final decree. What a blessing it was to have this top notch lawyer as my council.
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Posted by Elizabeth | June 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Recommendation: Atty Greevy
If you are looking for a family law/divorce attorney, look no further. I can recommend Melissa P. Greevy with no reservations. Ms. Greevy represented me in a divorce case and did an outstanding job for me. She is honest, diligent, fair, well versed, and detail oriented. If you need an attorney who will go the extra mile for her client, she is the one you want representing you. Her background lends itself to supporting her clients beyond the realm of the law and provides personal support on many levels.
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Posted by Ashley Hill | February 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Impressive woman; negative experience
I reached out to attorney Greevy at the advice of a friend who has used her in the past. She’s very passionate and aggressive; that’s what I needed. I paid her 300$ consultation fee.... we talked for about an hour and I didn’t catch her “vicious” vibe that I was told about; she reviewed my legal documents and discussed our potential plan of action.... following our phone call; I received an email from Melissa stating that she would be handing my case over to another attorney in her office..... confused; I asked her why- I wanted HER to fight for me and my child..... she OFFERED for me to interview this attorney before making any decisions and paying the retainer. I spoke with the other attorney and did not in any way feel that attorney was the one for my case. So, I backed out- and hired another attorney(s) with a different firm- won the case... life is back to normal.... I randomly get a bill, in the mail from Melissa’s law office- billing me for a review of the legal documents (isn’t that covered in a consultation) - also for my interview with the other attorney that Melissa OFFERED me to do..... so- this firm wants me to pay 500$ for ..... nothing. For a 1 hr consultation.... after being blown off by Melissa and just thrown onto someone who was completely not fit to handle the emergency petition thrown our way.
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Response from Melissa Greevy February 16, 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide our clients with superior legal representation and are disappointed to hear your experience was less than exemplary. Though all our attorneys are highly competent and capable, we understand that the client-attorney relationship is often based on personal comfort, which is always the client's prerogative. We further appreciate the opportunity to have addressed these concerns with you in our recent conversation and hope you find the resolution to your satisfaction.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Johnson Duffie Stewart & Weidner
  • 2002 - Present
  • Custody Conciliator
  • Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Melissa Greevy
  • 1996 - 2002

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (Pa)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of North Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • House of Delegates
  • 2017 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Custody Committee
  • Chair
  • 2008 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania
  • Executive Committee
  • 2002 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Family Law Section
  • Co-chair Legislative Committee
  • 2002 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar, Bench Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Readers Choice
  • Harrisburg Magazine
  • 2010
  • Readers Choice
  • Harrisburg Magazine
  • 2007
  • Advanced Practitioner Member
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Intersection of Legal and Mental Health Issues in Custody Cases
  • 2014

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Lemoyne Divorce and separation Lawyer Melissa Peel Greevy
Melissa Peel Greevy
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lemoyne, PA
Licensed for 26 years