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Attorney Christopher Melendez is the Managing Attorney for The Virga Law Firm's Tallahassee office. Mr. Melendez is an experienced, knowlegeable and compassionate family law attorney who has helped countless families throughout the state of Florida.
Christopher Melendez focuses almost exclusively on assisting families navigating the emotionally charged and often legally complex area of family law. Working with high asset and liability distribution and alimony schedules, establishing paternity, drafting parenting plans and time-sharing calendars, calculating child support, obtaining injunctions for protection, negotiating settlement terms, mediation advocacy, dividing retirement and other complex financial instruments and accounts are just some of the multiple legal areas of family law that Mr. Melendez practices.
Christopher graduated from Florida State University Cum Laude, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship. After obtaining over a decade of experience in his families' business, Christopher went on to attend law school. While obtaining his law degree Christopher served as a teaching assistant for various courses, including: Florida Coastal’s Lawyering Process I (legal writing and research), Lawyering Process II, and Advanced Legal Research courses. In addition, Chris interned for in the United States Middle District of Florida and earned a certificate in legal research, writing, and drafting.
Joining The Virga Law Firm, P.A. in 2016, Christopher brings years of conflict resolution experience, superb legal writing, and a dedication to thorough research and zealous advocacy to help families in need.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2014||10/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|Lawyer of Distinction||Lawyers of Distinction||2020|
|Attorney||The Virga Law Firm, P.A.||2016 - Present|
|Associate||The Michael Gold Law Office||2015 - 2015|
|Associate||The Ticktin Law Group, P.A.||2015 - 2015|
|Associate||Korte and Wortman, P.A.||2014 - 2015|
|Attorney||Legal Services of North Florida||2014 - 2014|
|Teacher's Assistant: Advanced Legal Research||Florida Coastal School of Law||2013 - 2013|
|Law Clerk||Law Offices of Michael E. Seelie||2013 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||Chambers of Honorable Judge Schlesinger: U.S. Middle District of Florida||2012 - 2012|
|Legal Intern||St. John's County State Attorney Office||2012 - 2012|
|Teaching Assistant - Lawyering Process I/II||Florida Coastal School of Law||2011 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Attorney Member||2016 - Present|
|Tallahassee Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Coastal School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||2013|
|Florida State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|Florida Family Law and Ethics for Paralegals||Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information||2020|
|Presentation to JAG Corps regarding Military Divorce - Tyndall Air Force Base||Military Divorce||2017|
|Northwest Florida Collaborative Law Group Info Session||Collaborative Law||2016|
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