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Melissa Kleminski Bower

Divorce and separation Attorney at Peoria, AZ

4.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2004
    Status
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Location

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14050 N 83rd Ave Ste 290
Peoria, AZ, 85381
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Posted by AJD | March 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal attorney and person
Melissa was a straight shooter from our first meeting, for that, among many other attributes, I am grateful. She always made sure I knew what to expect which, during the time of COVID, was a daunting task. She fought for me and didn't let the other side BS the judge. Melissa and Rhonda were very responsive and answered all of my questions, no matter how trivial. If I am ever in the need of a family attorney again, I will absolutely be calling Melissa.
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Posted by Ashleigh | March 25, 2019
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Best lawyer ever!!!
I knew from my first visit with melissa, she was the one I needed to fight my case. Very professional, and does not take any bull. Always on top of communications with me and was there for me 100% of the time! Mellisa definitely knows what she is doing and that's why I had nothing but 100% faith in her. Thank you melissa for everything you have done for me.
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Posted by Kaya | May 22, 2018
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Fantastic attorney!!
I’ve been divorced for over 9 yrs now, and Melissa Bower has been with me every step of the way, through negotiating the divorce terms, developing age appropriate parenting plans as my daughter transitions from toddler to Teen, to finding just the right Parenting Coordinator, and even a name change 5 years Post Divorce! Melissa provides the voice of reason and truly helps focus both parties on what’s best for the children involved. In fact, Melissa recently completed a new PC appointment for myself and my Co-parent! I cannot say enough GREAT things about Melissa: Fair, a Fighter, Child Advocate, and absolutely follows through with everything! I highly recommend Ms Bower as a Family Law attorney.
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Posted by Christina | May 22, 2018
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Mrs. Christina
Melissa Kleminski Bower has been my guardian angel for 3.5 years...and still ongoing. My ex-husband suffered from horrible mental problems and alcoholism and it was necessary for me to remove our children from his care. Melissa successfully accomplished this, secured child support, back child support, and a parental custodial agreement that we BOTH agreed to and signed together. She was unbiased, extremely professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate despite my emotional turbulence during this ordeal. If she didn't have an answer, she was able to consult with her firm and get an answer. She was able to communicate effectively with my ex-husband's two family law attorneys as well as his criminal attorney, and two different appointed judges to our case and two judge mediators. I am eternally thankful to Melissa for all that she has done to protect the lives and well-being of my children. I HIGHLY recommend Melissa and her team for any family law related issue.
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Posted by John | March 24, 2011
John G. Iannarelli
Melissa represented me for several years in a very contentious matter. Throughout the entire process she was professional in her work, responsive to my inquiries, and exceeded all of my expectations. Should I ever encounter the need for legal representation in the future, without hesitation I will retain the services of Melissa and her firm.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2011
Highly Recommended Divorce/Custody Attorney
Melissa Bower is a very personable, smart, thoughtful, organized, talented, strong, and competent attorney. When she agreed to represent me in my divorce/custody case, she was very honest about what to expect and addressed the realities of the potential outcomes. She kept me well informed throughout the case and handled every detail with great professionalism. While she is a kind person, she is aggressive, organized, and performs exceptionally well in the courtroom. She is fair and honest, and did not tell me what I wanted to hear all the time, but offered sound and reasonable advice, which was what my very intense and horrible case required/needed. Due to her sound representation and knowledge/experience with the dynamics of family law, the outcome of the case was beyond my expectations and my child is safe and in my custody. I highly recommend her to anyone who would like a caring, honest, reliable, and strong attorney.
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Posted by Helen | May 1, 2018
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Property Manager
Melissa was great at billing and communication. She did not fight for me. She knew the law but would not pursue anything that would be in my favor. I was billed close to $20,000. I filed my own separation and responded to my husband's divorce. She only wrote memos. I would never hire this lawyer again.
Posted by Stacie | September 25, 2017
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Your personal information sent to others
She is currently representing my ex husband. She uses a horrible paralegal and app called fileshare. Today I received an email supposedly containing info regarding our custody battle. After the files finally opened, several attempts later, I discovered they had sent someone else's personal information. Who knows where my info has been sent to. I have since reported it to the State Bar & am waiting for contact from an investigator. Totally ridiculous!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Stewart Law Group
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Boates & Crump, PLLC
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Nirenstein Ruotolo Group
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • State of New Jersey Judiciary
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Denver School of Law
  • JD
  • 2004
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney 2023
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2023
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2023
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2022
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Female Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Female Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • The National Advocates Top 100
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (14)
Endorse Melissa
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Melissa for many years. We are former co-workers and have remained friends. When I have complicated family law issues and I need advice, I turn to Melissa. She is extremely knowledgeable, detailed and compassionate. I often refer difficult cases to Melissa and she handles them with expertise and professionalism. I highly recommend Melissa!"
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Melissa. Melissa always does a great job representing her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Melissa served as opposing counsel in a family law matter. I found her to be professional, timely and an excellent advocate for her client."
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Melissa for over ten years and have been lucky to have both worked with her in the same office and as opposing attorneys on cases. She is an excellent attorney. I know her to be very diligent, aggressive and able to settle cases. She cares about her clients and is compassionate to them and their needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Friend
"In a stressful area of law, Ms. Bower has been able to keep cool and gracious and stay focused on getting the best possible results out of her work."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Melissa is compassionate and knowledgeable in family law. She has a great attention to detail, which is important in family law cases."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Melissa is not only knowledgeable of the law, but she is also very compassionate of her clients and well prepared. She is well respected in the legal community, and has the ability to represent her clients zealously while looking at the bigger picture of what is in their best interests."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Melissa professionally for many years. We worked at the same firm for a brief time. She was wonderful to work with, and she remains a trusted colleague. She is smart, sharp and caring."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Melissia is a good lawyer to work with and is very effective and ethical."
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Peoria Divorce and separation Lawyer Melissa Kleminski Bower
Melissa Kleminski Bower
Divorce and separation Attorney
Peoria, AZ
Licensed for 19 years