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Melissa Maria Pearce

Divorce and separation Attorney at Milford, MI

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Melissa M. Pearce

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2008
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    We help you redefine family through divorce.

    15 years

  2. Estate planning
    We can help find peace of mind by planning for tomorrow with trusts, wills, and powers of attorney.

    15 years

  3. Child custody
    Initial child custody matters and post-judgment custody modifications

    15 years

  4. Guardianship
    Adult guardianships and, Adult conservatorships.

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.

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Melissa Pearce & Associates, PLC
1100 Corporate Office Drive
Suite 320
Milford, MI, 48381


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Posted by MD | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Legal Experience
I recently went to Melissa Pearce and Associates to get a trust done. She came highly recommended so I thought I would give them a try. The whole experience was first class. The knowledge they brought to the table made the whole process seamless. Everything was thoroughly explained and trust was done on time. I would highly recommend them.
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Response from Melissa Pearce January 3, 2019
I am excited to hear that you are highly satisfied with our services.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Experience
I really enjoyed working with Melissa Pearce. She was kind, informative, and determined to make sure my son and I were taken care of with our legal matters. I would use Melissa Pearce again. Her staff is also very pleasant and helpful.
Posted by Teri | July 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Professional and Experienced
Melissa ensured that the court recognized the issues that were critical to my case and that anything overlooked by other counsel was corrected to support my best interest. I appreciated her knowledge and commitment to understand the law and the judicial processes. She is compassionate, while also being fair but firm. These qualities combined are especially helpful when in a vulnerable situation. I plan to hire Melissa again in the near future.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Melissa M. Pearce, PLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Law Student Extern
  • Washtenaw Public Defender Clinic
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Paralegal
  • Hammond & Oliver, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Paralegal
  • Rosenbaum, Bloom, et al, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Davenport University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • Lansing Community College
  • AA
  • 2000


  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Female Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Spirit Award Macomb County
  • Legal Aid Defender Association
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Merit - Trial Skills
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2007
  • Beverly Hunt Award
  • Lansing Community College
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Handling Firearms Cases
  • Firearms Law
  • 2016
  • Drafting Estate Planning Documents
  • Gun Trusts
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Melissa
Estate planning Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa cares about her clients and works hard advocating on their behalf. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa passion for helping women in divorce cases is evident and especially meaningful once you hear her story. She is also very knowledgeable about gun owner rights and related issues."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Melissa. She is extremely knowledgeable on the law, and passionate about achieving the best possible results for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation