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Melissa Nicole Moser

Estate planning Attorney at Norfolk, VA

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also known as Melissa N. Moser, Melissa Moser

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About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    With a careful review of their goals, family dynamics, assets, and income, I produce customized estate planning documents, including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives, and Living Wills.

  2. Probate
    I guide personal representatives of estates through the probate process, including statutory filings, marshaling of assets, addressing creditor claims and payment of the decedent's debts, and distributions to beneficiaries.

  3. Animal law
    With Estate Planning for Pets, I provide comprehensive planning documents to ensure your pets are provided for in the event of your incapacity or passing.

  4. Elder law
    I advise clients regarding the obtainment and retention of benefits, including Medicaid, Social Security, and Aid and Attendance benefits; guardianships/custodianships; long term care planning; and protection against elder abuse.

  5. Trusts
    I advise trustees of their fiduciary obligations, both statutorily and under the governing instrument, with all aspects of trust administration, including beneficiary distributions, the allocation of principal and income in accountings, and taxation.

  6. Business
    I help clients with entity selection and formation (including nonprofits), taxation, contracts, and business succession planning.

  7. Tax
    I advise clients regarding tax strategies related to their estate planning and business entity selection, assist clients with obtainment and retention of tax-exempt status, and prepare various federal and state tax returns.

I am an experienced attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. As a strong legal professional with a J.D. focused in Transactional Law with a Tax Concentration from Northern Kentucky University—Salmon P. Chase College of Law, I focus my practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, business and nonprofit law, and tax law.

Following his cancer diagnosis, my father sought assistance from an estate planning attorney to ensure that his family would be cared for according to his wishes. I know how important and comforting that was for him, which inspires me to provide the same to my clients.  My goal is to provide legal services with compassion and empathy, meticulous attention to detail, excellent client communication, and timely work products.

I am passionate about animal welfare (ask me about estate planning for your pet!), and in my spare time I like to hang out with my rescue pup, run on the beach, and travel.

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Licensed for 6 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 12/27/2022

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Moser Law PLLC
1048 East Ocean View Avenue
Norfolk, VA, 23503


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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
We contacted Moser Law in reference to our Estate Planning with many questions. Melissa met with us and informed us of our options, and guided us on the best path for our family situation. We felt confident in her services, and was very pleased with our Estate Planning that included absolutely everything. Her prices were the most reasonable among our searching. All documents were presented to us organized and in a binder notebook, all in one place to make it easy to access when needed. Very pleased!!!!
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founder & Principal
  • Moser Law PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rack & Moccia, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2019


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Cincinnati
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2007
  • Wittenberg University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Guardianship & Conservatorship
  • Granted
  • Defense of Dangerous Dog Designation
  • Case Dismissed


  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Committee Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia
  • CovaBiz
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Significant Service Award
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Program of the Year: Wills for Heroes
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
  • 2020
  • Servant Leader Award
  • Wittenberg University
  • 2020
  • Significant Service Award
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wills for Heroes
  • Estate Planning in Virginia
  • 2019

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Estate planning Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa has been a friend of mine for many years and I have consulted with her a number of times for advice on how to best handle matters for my clients. There are few attorneys that work harder than Melissa."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa is one of the most driven, skilled, and ambitious attorneys I know that equally cares about people. Kind, approachable, and competent in every way."
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