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Melanie M. Lee

Estate planning Attorney at Richmond, VA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 15 years
    Virginia - VA 22 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Melanie

Learn Melanie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Probate, Trust Administration, Guardianships, Power of Attorneys, Advanced Planning

    22 years

  2. Elder law
    Asset Protection planning, Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits

  3. Business
    Corporate Organization, Limited Liability Companies, Asset Protection planning, Buy-Sell Agreements and Business Succession planning

    22 years

  4. Probate

Melanie M. Lee, Esquire is the owner of Lee Law Office a firm located near downtown Richmond, VA. Ms. Lee concentrates her practice in the areas of Trusts & Estates, Estate Administration, and Business Law. She received her law degree from Washington and Lee School of Law. She is an experienced and well rounded estate planner. She is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Her firm’s philosophy is to help clients create, build, and properly transfer wealth.

Ms. Lee is a member of The Virginia State Bar; Virginia Bar Association (Sections on Trusts & Estates and Real Property), The Old Dominion Bar Association, The Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association and The American Bar Association.


Melanie M. Lee
1809 West Main Street
Suite 201
Richmond, VA, 23220-4519

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Posted by Diane | January 30, 2023
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Estate Planning
We are very pleased with our service at the Lee Law Office. Our questions and concerns were answered and important insight was provided for our review of the estate planning process.
Posted by Suzanne | August 12, 2019
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Professional & Thorough Estate Planning Melanie Lee
My husband and I engaged Melanie Lee to prepare our will several years ago. We were completely satisfied with her services and feel very confident knowing that our affairs are in order. We appreciate her on-going informative and education information which keeps us up to date. We have highly recommended Attorney Melanie to many of our friends & associates and we will continue to do so..
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Posted by Lora | August 7, 2019
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Enjoyed Planning for our Future with Melanie Lee
We have enjoyed using Melanie Lee as our lawyer to help plan for the future. She has a passion for estate planning and it shows. She prepared a trust for my husband and I and we feel much better knowing that we have taken precautions to make things easier on our family when we're no longer here. I love that she provides informational classes for the family so that they will know what is included in the trust and she educates them as well! Thank you Lee Law Office!
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Posted by William | January 29, 2014
Estate Planning Services
Having worked with Attorney Lee and her staff of associates, off and on, over the last couple of years, I'd have to rate her as a highly skilled, personable and caring professional, who obviously understands the concept of "customer first," when handling the needs of her clients. These observations stem from my nearly 30-year career involvement with various attorneys and courts systems of the eastern seaboard area, before retirement as a Senior Investigator of a major public utility company. Plus, some seven years underwriting and claims experience, within the property and casualty insurance business arena, provided additional insights into what the desirable profile of an attorney, or anyone within a fiduciary capacity, should be. In my opinion, Attorney Lee is exceptional. My involvement with the Lee Law firm first occurred within my seeking legal services and long-term care advice for an elderly relative. Attorney Lee was recommended by a corporate-attorney friend who had conducted extensive research within the framework of elder care services and attorneys. But, I was impressed enough with the professionalism and skillset of the Lee Law firm to later engage the estate planning services of this attorney, for my own family. Frankly, I was additionally motivated from many years of witnessing the undesirable aftermath and legal traumas associated with the death of other relatives and many friends, as well as individual casework previously assigned to me as an investigator or insurance professional. But, like many others, I simply procrastinated the idea of getting serious about my own needs. However, I now feel that I've finally obtained a certain level of peace and calm, within, previously elusive, from completing the legacy and/or estate planning services, coupled with the public seminar on Wills & Trusts, offered by the Lee Law firm. Accordingly, I've already recommended this firm to friends and family and highly recommend Attorney Lee to anyone with similar needs for legacy, estate and/or long-term care planning.
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  • Washington and Lee School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Howard University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • Estate Planning Council of Richmond VA
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Virginia Bar Association, seniors handbook
  • Probate Section
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Estate planning Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Melanie Lee for several years as a fellow member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Melanie truly stands out as a lawyer committed to excellence in all she does. Melanie's engaging personality makes it a pleasure to work with her, and her ability to analyze a client's needs and make appropriate, tailored recommendations is outstanding."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melanie Lee is one of the most experienced and dedicated elder law attorneys in our area. Having had the pleasure of knowing her personally and professionally, I have always found her to be a wellspring of knowledge in all aspects of elder law."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Melanie Lee for estate planning. She has received the same training and education as I have in regards to the matter, being members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. I would feel very comfortable referring estate planning matters to her."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer Melanie Lee. I have known Melanie for Many years, and would not hesitate to recommend her services to a potential client."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"I know Melanie from our mutual membership in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. She is also a fellow graduate of the Washington & Lee University School of Law. She is an excellent attorney and I am happy to recommend her."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melanie Lee is a kind, caring person and a skilled lawyer. She works closely with her clients, really understanding their specific concerns and needs. Her estate planning documents and her understanding of this area of law are impeccable."
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Richmond Estate planning Lawyer Melanie M. Lee
Melanie M. Lee
Estate planning Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 22 years