4.5 stars 22 totalReview Melissa Isaak
Posted by Darren Kelley
I have known Melissa both professionally and personally for several years now and she is without a shadow of a doubt in my mind the most tenacious, passionate, selfless and honorable attorney AND human bring I've ever known. I am a United States Marine and a combat veteran and I know that Melissa would stand at the very gates of hell and fight to the death for the causes she believes in and the people she cares about...and for most men in the "anti-family" court system, the gates of hell is exactly where you stand during a child custody battle and trust me when I say that Melissa is the warrior you need by your side.
Posted by Jimmie
melissa has helped me not to be so afraid and i know that there are a lot of dads going through what I am going through. I won't give up on my son even though his mom wants that and her lawyer does too.
Posted by anonymous
I was not at all happy with the service I received. I could not get Melissa to return a phone call within a 72hr period, approximately 2 hours before court I got a call from her office needing all sorts of paperwork and I had called her office approx 3 days prior to see if they needed anything, showed up for court and got all emotional with the other lawyer and filled to even ask for what I really wanted because she had not reviewed the case in so long. Following court she had to re-accomplish several documents several times because of attention to detail. When I showed up at her office to sign the final paperwork to took over an hour because she does not provide her secretary or legal assistant with ADOBE PRO which would allow them to modify a PDF document versus having to retype and whiteout and copy the document. I overall was not impressed. Also be careful, I specifically asked did it make a difference if I paid in cash/check or credit card. I was told it did not. I received a bill with over $70.00 worth of credit card processing fees.
Posted by Joey
found her on this website and sent her an email. Her office called me back and when i went to see her she shot straight with me and told me the truth. Some of the truth was that i was doing things wrong. I didn't feel like i was being judged and i knew she truly wanted to help me. Guys this woman is the real deal.
Posted by Richard
This firm really helps men. I went into see her and knew that right away her intentions were in the right place. I was a little bit nervous because my first lawyer was paid way more money than what she was worth and didn't help me. I left Melissa's firm feeling like I had the skills to parent with my ex even though we were divorced and got a refund because my case settled and I didn't expect that. Hopefully I never need another lawyer again but if I do I will use Melissa again!
Posted by Jason
Melissa understands what men have to deal with. I hired her at the end of 2014 and my case was resolved at the end of 2015. Everything you read shows that the courts are stacked against the father. I was an unmarried father with children in the south so I thought I was screwed. I'm happy to report that Melissa represented me fantastically and I now have the custody that my children and I deserve. I highly recommend her to other fathers out there.
Posted by Jeremy
After reading through her reviews, I have to agree that I was a happy man after our case. What drew me to Melissa was that she was a therapist before being a lawyer. I hired her a couple years ago when my son was having problems at school with his behavior and my ex was blaming everything on me. Turns out after a long questioning of my son's therapist, my ex was telling my son what to say against me. I am convinced that had Melissa not have her background as a therapist, it would have been missed. Melissa was the third lawyer on the case and the only lawyer who understood the emotional needs of my son. Two years later all is well and my ex has been exposed. I have sent several people to Melissa who have all been pleased with her representation. Melissa is one of the few lawyers that can actually understand from a psychological standpoint what needs of kids are and I would not hire anyone else.
Posted by Phigl
hired melissa because the wife left me after years of having an affair on me. my wife constantly harassed me yelled at me and at times would even hit me with things and busted my nose. i was real nervous becase i didnt think the judge would believe me and believe her. melissa really understand what men go through and i would never hire anyone else. she was in the army and could relate to me as a veteran. i highly recommend her and she wont take your case lightly!
Posted by Andrea
My brother got custody of his girls when his wife left with another man. He has been through hell and back and has never received a penny in child support. His family helped out when he needed it, but he was able to build a good life for himself. Last Christmas we saw on Facebook were she was giving away 50 inch televisions to single dads. I honestly thought it was not real, but sent an email with his information. I was shocked when he said the got a call to come and get a TV. My brother will most likely never use her as he is from North Alabama and his girls are close to turning 19 and hopefully, will never need to go to Court again. I don't know any other lawyers who would do this. Thank you for recognizing these dads!!!
Posted by Michael
I wanted to hire Melissa earlier this spring but she was on active duty orders with the Army taking a JAG course. Since she was out, I had to use another female lawyer. I told this other lawyer that it was very important to me that I see my kids for summer visitation, but she did nothing for me. I was so glad when Melissa came back, and within two days of her taking over my case, I had my kids for the summer. Melissa does not see her clients as nothing more than retainer checks like the other lawyer did. Trust me, if you want someone who you can relate to hire Melissa. Without a doubt the best Alabama has to offer!