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Melissa R Barrella

Family Attorney

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    New Jersey - NJ 14 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Delinquent No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Melissa

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Melissa R. Barrella, Esq., has a wealth of experience in Family Law. Earning her law degree from Seton Hall Law School, Melissa’s previous law career focused on civil litigation, specifically environmental litigation. Additionally, Melissa practiced family and criminal law after a prestigious clerkship with a Monmouth County Superior Court Judge.

Melissa was initially drawn to law because she wanted to help make life better for others. With Williams Law Group, Melissa advocates for her clients and helps come up with creative solutions in both the Family Law and Child Welfare Defense practice areas. A member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Melissa brings writing and litigation skills to the firm through motion practice, trial advocacy, settlement negotiations, and hearings.

When Melissa is not practicing law, you can find her enjoying some of her favorite hobbies which include figure skating, going to church and cheering on the New York Yankees.

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Posted by Christine | June 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Please help
Melissa you were my attorney and I am in 911 mode. Please help. I only have till 1130am 6/15/23. Please please please email me. [email protected]
Posted by David | October 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best!!!
As a Father in the State of New Jersey who was both a former Public Employee and US Service Member I would chose no one else! I have been in the family court system for 14 years and have had everything thrown at me from protection orders, DCPP Investigations (Formerly DYFS), and child custody issues. Despite having retained (4) NJ Top Attorneys throughout the years, I’ve gained nothing more than an empty bank account and aggravation. This does not include Melissa. She argued all three of these issues thrown at me at one time and against multiple adversaries to include The Appellate Division of the State of NJ. Subsequently I ended up with full custody of my child. When your back is against the wall and you feel you can’t trust your attorney, look no where else. Undoubtedly, she will continue to be a leader in her field.
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Posted by James | September 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mrs. Barella has helped me a lot, with my divorce and other related issues. She is very caring and I’m grateful that she’s my attorney.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-360 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Brookdale Community College
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Williams Law Group, LLC
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Associate
  • McGivney & Kluger
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Fusco & Macaluso, LLC
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr.
  • New Jersey Superior Court
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Pace University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • N.J. Div. of Child Prot. & Permanency v. K.Y.
  • We are persuaded there is insufficient proof of service of the Division's August 2, 2002 correspondence with the substantiated finding.

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • NJ's Best Lawyers for Families
  • New Jersey Family Magazine
  • 2018
  • Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Public Service Award
  • Seton Hall Law School Rodino Society
  • 2009

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • A Divorce Attorneys Guide to Social Media, Email and Smartphone Evidence
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Workshop
  • Divorce and Post Judgement 101
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Melissa
Child abuse Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Family Lawyer Melissa R Barrella
Melissa R Barrella
Family Attorney
Licensed for 14 years