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Melanie was born and raised in Dallas, TX.  She received her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2002 and her JD from the University of Baltimore in 2006.   She is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She will sit for the Virginia Bar in the upcoming year.


Melanie focuses primarily in the areas of family law, foreclosure defense and foreclosure mediation, bankruptcy, landlord and tenant, consumer protection, civil mediation and civil litigation.


Melanie has been actively involved in Maryland Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project since its inception in 2008 and serves as a Mentor Attorney at the Foreclosure Solutions Workshops around the State. She serves as Of Counsel to housing counseling agencies in Prince George's County, Montgomery County, and Eastern Shore, Maryland and in the District of Columbia.  Melanie has also testified as an expert in foreclosure litigation.


She serves on the Pro Bono Resource Center Board of Directors (Secretary), Chair of PBRC Program Committee, PBRC Recruitment and Training Committee, PBRC Strategic Planning Committee, and Public Awareness Committee.  She is a member of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition.


Melanie is also an active volunteer for CASA DC and volunteers for organizations that support our active duty servicemembers.


Melanie is a graduate of the Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy (Class of 2012).


Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. Foreclosure: 40%
  3. Contracts: 5%
  4. Real Estate: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (25 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Deyka C Williams

    I have referred cases to Melanie and she has obtained great results. She is a very passionate and determined attorney. She truly fights for the rights of her clients.


    Deyka Williams Discrimination Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Carolyn A. Eaton

    I highly recommend this lawyer. Melanie is a dedicated, detail-oriented attorney who works tirelessly for her clients' best interest. Her work ethic and integrity are second to none.


    Carolyn Eaton Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Melanie Murray Mfume, LLC

1629 K Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006


DCActive 200907/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Member Attorney of the YearCivil Justice Network2014
Volunteer of the YearMaryland Volunteer Lawyers Service2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney / OwnerLaw Office of Melanie Murray Mfume, LLC2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pro Bono Resource Center of MarylandBoard Member2011 - Present
Various Housing Counseling Agencies in Maryland and District of ColumbiaOf Counsel2010 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2009 - Present
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)Volunteer2008 - Present
Maryland Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono ProjectMentor Attorney2008 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
St. Ambrose Legal Advisory CommitteeMember2010 - 2013
KidsaveVolunteer2007 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityPsychologyB.S.2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Jury TrialTestified as a foreclosure expert2013
Foreclosure Solutions WorkshopsPro Se Mediation Presentation2013