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Melissa Diane Cianci

Divorce and separation Attorney at Roseville, CA

4.4   7 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 4 years
    Colorado - CO 5 years
    Nevada - NV 6 years
    California - CA 18 years
    Texas - TX 3 years
    Hawaii - HI 6 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

 

I focus my efforts to ensure that my clients understand the legal process and make well informed decisions.  I am an aggressive advocate while remaining focused on global settlement.

As the managing partner, I can appreciate the complexities that business owners face during a divorce.

I am experienced in drafting and reviewing prenuptial agreements, which ensures my clients' interests are protected so that if unfortunate and unexpected circumstances arise, they have an "insurance policy" to protect their separate property interests. 

 

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Location

Creative Family Solutions, Cecil Cianci Law, PC
3000 Lava Ridge Ct., Suite 115
Roseville, CA, 95661

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Gary | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Melissa and her office is amazing. They do a great job for all legal issues, are knowledgeable about everything, and seem to have the respect of the judges. I highly recommend Melissa and her firm for any family law matter.
Posted by Frank Ali | March 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Impressed with her Professionalism and Ability to Get Things Done
I first met Ms. Cianci in law school and have observed her growth and progress over the last 11 years. She has developed into a very good family law attorney who knows how to settle a case, litigate a case if settlement is not possible, and more important, she understands when to litigate and when to settle. So if you choose an attorney other than me, please consider Ms. Cianci.
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Posted by Robert | March 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney
Ms. Cianci and I have jointly represented several clients. Her thoroughness, ingenuity and ethics are beyond approach. In addition, Ms. Cianci unflinchingly tells her clients "like it is," the good, bad and ugly.
Posted by William | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Offices
Melissa is a wonderful Attorney. She is caring and pays attention to detail. Their staff is awesome as well.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Melissa Cianci has been my attorney for over two years. If you ever need an attorney for family law, hire her! She is incredibly intelligent and knows how to do her job extremely well! She is by far the best attorney I have ever worked with. I trust her with my life. I can't say enough good things about her. Thank you, Melissa for all you have done for my family. I am so grateful!
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2010
Hopefully you will never need a family law attorney, but if you do.....
Ms. Cianci is highly intelligent, commanding and is detail oriented. She knows her competitor's strengths and weaknesses and capitalizes on that knowledge. All I can say is thank God she was on my side of the courtroom!
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very sad
Very sadI did not have a great experience with Miss Cianci I would never recommend her Absolutely terrible for many many reasons
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Creative Family Solutions, Cecil Cianci Law, PC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Melissa D. Cianci, PC
  • 2006 - 2010

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • California State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Deceased Spouse
  • Wife was awrded $85,000 in attorney fees as sanctions for Husband's actions that occured prior to his death and the estates subsequent handling of the case.

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Family Law Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Placer County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Family Law Section
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Family Law Section
  • 2006 - Present
  • Lambda Pi Eta, Epsilon Phi Chapter
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Loren S. Dhal Scholarship for academic excellence in Bankruptcy
  • Loren S. Dhal Scholorship
  • 2005
  • Witkin Award for Professional Responsibility
  • Mc George School of Law
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (23)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Melissa Cianci and her wonderful assistant, Jennifer. Melissa takes an efficient approach to family law matters and I believe she is a good advocate for her clients. Her work is thorough and we have referred cases to her because of her high quality work."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Melissa is very knowledgeable and is a strong advocate for her clients. She is respected by the bench and the bar."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I was opposing counsel in a DVPA set in Placer County. Melissa was a fierce advocate for her client. She is a formidable adversary and knows her trade well. She knows and is known and liked by local judiciary which is always a plus. Melissa is a great choice if you need a family law attorney in Placer or surrounding counties."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has proven to have a strong ability to handle complex situations with poise and grace."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Melissa Cianci"
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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