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The mission of the firm is to help individuals with the specific legal problem.  If the firm cannot help you, we will find you a qualified attorney in your area that can. 

The goal of the firm is to help professionals navigate the divorce process while focusing on what is important - their children.  All too often children are caught in a tug-of-war between divorcing parents.  We educate clients on better ways to co-parent post-divorce and allow their children to enjoy the childhood years. 

My passion lies in protecting all civil rights granted to us by the Bill of Rights.  The Second Amendment is what protects the other rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights.  It is my goal to help firearm owners protect their assets and their rights, whether we handling a divorce, drafting a gun trust, or defending against criminal charges.  I consider what the consequences on Second Amendment rights will be when considering plea deals in criminal cases.  It does matter who represents you when your Second Amendment rights are on the line.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 45%
    8 years
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
    8 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    8 years



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Laurel Stuart-Fink

    Melissa is a colleague whom I met when we were opposing counsel on a case. I found her to be a tough but fair opponent, and have had the opportunity to come to know her as highly knowledgeable and very professional. I wholeheartedly endorse her.


    Laurel Stuart-Fink Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • J. Matthew Catchick Jr.

    I strongly endorse Melissa. She is extremely knowledgeable on the law, and passionate about achieving the best possible results for her clients.


    J. Catchick Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Melissa M. Pearce, PLC

1100 Corporate Office Drive
Suite 100
Milford, MI, 48381


MIActive And In Good Standing200805/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Spirit Award Macomb CountyLegal Aid Defender Association2013
Certificate of Merit - Trial SkillsThomas M. Cooley Law School2007
Beverly Hunt AwardLansing Community College2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Melissa M. Pearce, PLC2009 - Present
Law Student ExternWashtenaw Public Defender Clinic2008 - 2008
ParalegalHammond & Oliver, P.C.2003 - 2006
ParalegalRosenbaum, Bloom, et al, P.C.2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law SectionN/A2009 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Davenport UniversityBusiness ProfessionsBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Lansing Community CollegeParalegal ProfessionsAA2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Drafting Estate Planning DocumentsGun Trusts2014