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Melissa J. Heinig is a compassionate and detail-oriented attorney practicing in Livingston and surrounding Counties.  After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004 from Western Michigan University, Melissa went on to graduate from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2010 in the top third of her class. During her time in law school, Melissa participated in multiple volunteer programs, including Prison Legal Services, Elder Law of Michigan and Legal Services of South Central Michigan.


Melissa is a sole practitioner and owner of The Law Office of Melissa J. Heinig. She prides herself on her excellent client communication skills; ability to empathize with each and every client; and her ability to pay attention to the details and get the best outcome for her client's cases. 


Melissa has more than eight years combined of volunteer and career family law, LGBT law, contract law, landlord/tenant law and estate planning experience. Melissa's primary focus has been child custody, parenting time, child support, adoption, LGBT issues, guardianship, contract disputes, estate planning, landlord/tenant issues and general civil issues. While she does enjoy the non-adversarial part of settling a case, she also fights aggressively to protect her client's rights and best interests. 


In addition to standard legal work, Melissa also works to provide many hours of pro-bono work for those in need. She has also become a frequent contributor to, where the community comes seeking legal assistance.


Melissa also welcomes anyone in the LGBTQ community to her law firm and would be happy to assist you with specialized estate planning for today's world. 


If you want compassionate legal services, give The Law Firm of Melissa J. Heinig a call today!




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Practice areas


  1. Family: 60%
    8 years
  2. Estate Planning: 15%
    8 years
  3. Contracts: 10%
    8 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    8 years
  5. General Practice: 5%
    8 years



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Leif Hamman

    Ms. Heinig has the knowledge, skills, and integrity to provide excellent representation to the clients who have trusted her with their family law cases that almost always involve very sensitive personal information. I endorse this lawyer.


    Leif Hamman Contracts and agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • J. Matthew Catchick Jr.

    I strongly endorse Ms. Heinig. She is an excellent attorney who is dedicated to achieving the best results for her clients.


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

Contact info

The Law Office of Melissa J. Heinig

PO Box 535
Fowlerville, MI, 48836


MIActive And In Good Standing201008/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo Top Contributor AwardAvvo2014
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLakeshore Legal Aid2016 - Present
Owner/AttorneyThe Law Office of Melissa J. Heinig2010 - Present
Contract AttorneyLovell Stewart Halebian2012 - 2015
Contract AttorneyCitizen's Disability2012 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
ICLEPartner2016 - Present
Lakeshore Legal AidAttorney2016 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2010 - Present
National Wildlife FederationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers SectionMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning SectionMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fixing another attorney's messMixed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Western Michigan UniversityMusicBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
News ReportSame-Sex Marriage After SCOTUS2015