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Melissa K Waugh

Child custody Attorney at Lynchburg, VA

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Ms. Waugh graduated with a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in Houston, Texas in 2000. She is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. She also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Texas-Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. Ms. Waugh originally focused her legal practice on Health Care Law and Policy issues. She worked for the law firm of Vinson & Elkins in Washington, D.C. before moving with her family to Lynchburg, VA in 2004. She now focuses on family law issues with an emphasis on the legal needs of women and children. Ms. Waugh has also been the co-Founder and CEO of Elcare Innovations, Inc., Trainikins, Inc., and ScopeCo, Inc. Ms. Waugh's volunteer experience includes the Lynchburg Chapter of the American Red Cross (Former Board Chair and Interim Executive Director), Region 2000 Technology Council (Board Member), Junior League of Lynchburg, Greater Lynchburg Alpha Phi Alumni Chapter (Past President), Centenary United Methodist Church (Board of Trustees, Staff Parish Relations Committee, Missions Committee), United Methodist Committee on Relief (former volunteer in Armenia), and Certified CPR Instructor. Ms. Waugh is married to Lt. Col. Bryan "Marty" Waugh (Ret.), and they have adopted two beautiful children.

Licensed for 22 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/27/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/30/2022

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Law Offices of Melissa K. Waugh PC
1900 Memorial Aveune
Lynchburg, VA, 24501


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  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)


  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of North Texas
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
  • 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Aid Society of Virginia
  • 2012

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"I endorse this lawyer. Melissa is a passionate attorney who fights for her clients. Melissa is an outstanding advocate for families, and she consistently exceeds expectations. I highly recommend Melissa."
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Lynchburg Child custody Lawyer Melissa K Waugh
Melissa K Waugh
Child custody Attorney
Lynchburg, VA
Licensed for 22 years