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Melissa's expertise is primarily in criminal defense, municipal prosecution, and family law with a focus on divorce, child custody, adoption, and child support. Her skills in the courtroom have earned her the recognition as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2012 and 2013. Melissa has fought for her clients across southeast Michigan in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, Macomb, and Monroe counties, as well as various district courts. She originally joined the firm as a law clerk in 2006, and then as an attorney in 2008 after law school. Melissa's success has earned her a solid reputation among clients as an attorney who understands the delicate issues involved in family law and criminal defense, and as someone who will work tirelessly for her clients.


She is a 2008 graduate of Ave Maria School of Law, where she was an executive member of the Moot Court Board and received several awards in Mock Trial and Moot Court competitions. Melissa also holds a degree in psychology from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Currently, she is a member of the Livonia Bar and Family Law Bar Associations.


Melissa is a lifelong resident of the area, and lives in Livonia with her husband and three children. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with family and hitting the tennis and volleyball courts.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 30%
  2. Divorce: 30%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Adoption: 10%
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brendon Keith DeBolski

    Melissa is a very skilled attorney. She works hard to achieve nothing short of the best results for her clients.

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    Brendon DeBolski Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Peter Alan Behrmann

    Melissa is a great family law attorney. I have referred several of my clients to her for divorce issues and she has always taken care of them in a caring and compassionate manner.

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    Peter Behrmann Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
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Contact info

Fausone Bohn, LLP

41700 6 Mile Rd
Suite 101
Northville, MI, 48168

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200808/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StartSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StartSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Livonia Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Wayne County Family Law Bar Associationmember2012 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ave Maria School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Michigan, Ann ArborPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2004