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Melissa Christine Lewis

Mediation Attorney at Urbandale, IA

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2008
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About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    Family law matters including but not limited to divorces, child custody, and modifications

    16 years

  2. Mediation
    40%
    - Family law matters including but not limited to divorces, child custody, and modifications - Any matter that the court or parties wish to address by mediation - Mediation Certificate (January 2018)

    16 years

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    Criminal matters including but not limited to misdemeanors, D felonies, and juvenile matters

    16 years

  4. Employment and labor
    5%
    - Employment & Labor matters including but not limited to EEOC and ICRC issues, human resources issues, corporate issues, and contract review and drafting - Corporate counsel experience of 5 years

    12 years

  5. Real estate
    5%
    Real Estate transactions including but not limited to individual, commercial, and agricultural

    16 years

 

Melissa C. Lewis, R.D., M.S., J.D.

 

                 

 

Melissa has joined the Marberry Law Firm, P.C. in Urbandale, IA.  She brings her skills and knowledge from her experiences as an associate attorney with a rural law firm, corporate counsel for a plastics company, and solo practitioner and owner of her law firm.  She practices in the following areas of law including but not limited to:  general practice, corporate, criminal, disability, estate planning and probate, family and divorce, guardianship, juvenile, property, and small claims.   Melissa is looking forward to providing mediation services for parties once she obtains her mediation certificate in January of 2018.

 

 

 

Melissa is able to communicate in English and sign language, which allows her to reach the hearing and deaf communities.  This is because she was born with a 95% hearing loss in both ears.  In addition, Melissa is able to understand the issues that commonly occur between the hearing and deaf communities in legal circumstances such as the interactions between the police and individuals who are deaf.  

 

 

 

Melissa holds a B.S. in dietetics with honors from Iowa State University, a M.S. in sports nutrition and wellness with honors from Illinois State University.  She is a registered dietitian (R.D.) with experience as a clinical dietitian and adjunct professor.  Melissa also holds a J.D. from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law.  After relocating to her hometown in Iowa, she passed the bar exam in 2008 and is licensed to practice in the State of Iowa.

 

 

 

Melissa is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and Guthrie County Bar Association (treasurer).  She was a council member of the Iowa Dual Relay Council with the Iowa Utilities Board and a board member of the Deaf Iowans Against Abuse.

 

Location

Marberry Law Firm, P.C.
2641 86th St.
Urbandale, IA, 50322

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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Marberry Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • M C Lewis Law Office, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Corporate Counsel
  • EPC, Inc.
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Wild, Baxter, & Sand, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2012
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Education

  • City University of New York School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Illinois State University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2000
  • Iowa State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jessie Fox, Plaintiff, v. Trinity Regional Medical Center; Trinity Health Systems, Inc., Defendants, Case No. 11-cv-3008
  • The case was settled with the DOJ and a state wide interpreting policy was designed and implemented.

Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Guthrie County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Professional Medical Coding & Billing Certificate
  • Career Step
  • 2018
  • Custody and Divorce Mediation Training Certificate
  • Fifth District Mediation Center
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • IAD Conference
  • Legal Issues and Deaf Rights
  • 2011

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Urbandale Mediation Lawyer Melissa Christine Lewis
Melissa Christine Lewis
Mediation Attorney
Urbandale, IA
Licensed for 15 years
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