|Admission Details||1992, South Carolina|
|Education||University of Virginia, B.A. '87; University of South Carolina, J.D. '91|
|Additional Bio Details||Melissa is active in the ABA family law section, the South Carolina family law section and serves on the faculty of the Houston Family Law Trial Institute. She has given legal presentations locally, nationally and internationally. She Chaired the SC Family Law Section and was re-elected to its Executive Council not long after her service ended. She maintains a level of local, national and international involvement as a means to have the most current and complete knowledge base from which to serve her clients. Her industry and enthusiasm for helping clients experiencing personal and financial trauma associated with complex divorce and custody actions is her trademark. |
Melissa’s complex family law practice is located in Charleston, SC, although she maintains a statewide practice. In addition to serving as a Faculty member of an esteemed family law trial program and serving as a judge for the ABA Schwab Family Law Legal Writing Contest judge (’07-’08), she has published articles in law reviews (SC Law Review &the State Bar of Georgia Family Law Review), a national legal journal (the American Journal of Family Law), State Bar Association magazine (The South Carolina Lawyer), ABA Newsletters (Co-Editor, ’08 spring and fall, ’09 spring conferences), served as an editor of the 1st and 2nd editions of the South Carolina Family Lawyer Tool, currently she is writing a Supplement to the Second Edition and she publishes her own blog (http://scdivorcelaw.com/blog/). Some of her articles are even cited in Am. Jur. Proof of Facts, Am. Jur. Trials, and other journals.