Compassionate and experienced family law specialist in Austin, Texas.Compassionate and experienced board certified family law attorney in Austin, Texas.Compassionate and experienced child custody attorney in Austin, Texas.Compassionate and experienced divorce attorney in Austin, Texas.Compassionate and experienced board certified family law attorney in Austin, Texas.
No appointment required. Get a phone call from Melissa within 1 business day. 15-min call for $39.
I have been practicing family law exclusively in Austin for 20 years. I am board certified and specialize in helping clients through divorce, child custody, complex property division, adoption and modification cases. My expertise is helping my clients find solutions to their complicated family law issues, whether in the courtroom or in settlement negotiations.
I am a native Texan, and grew up in West Texas. I graduated from the University of Texas School of Law. When I'm out of the office, I love to travel and take advantage of the live music in Austin. I have one daughter who is in high school, a beautiful chow mix rescue dog, and a cat.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1995||09/22/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Young Attorneys in Texas||Texas Monthly Magazine||2005|
|Top Young Attorneys in Texas||Texas Monthly||2004|
|Board Certified - Family Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Law Institute of Texas||Founding Member||2003 - Present|
|Travis County Family Law Advocates||Member||2000 - Present|
|Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists||Member||2000 - Present|
|Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section||Member||1995 - Present|
|University of Texas||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||1995|
|University of Texas Permian Basin||Marketing||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration||1990|
|State Bar of Texas Family Law Essentials||Demystifying Tax Returns||2014|
|Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Spring Conference||The Appeal of a Collaborative Case||2011|
|IACP Annual Conference||The Appeal of a Collaborative Case||2010|
|Advanced Family Law Course||Case Autopsy - A Challenging Collaboration||2010|