Mrs. Melissa F. Brown

is a Lawyer in Charleston, SC

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Peer Rating  4.6/5.0 AV®Preeminent

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Areas of Law


  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Alimony
  • Property Division
  • Paternity

Contact Information

Currently Employed At 145 King Street, Suite 405
Charleston, SC 29401
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Overall Peer Rating

in Family Law, Additional Rated Practice Areas

4.6 out of 5

  • 5.0Legal Knowledge...........................
  • 5.0Analytical Capabilities...................
  • 5.0Judgment.....................................
  • 5.0Communication Ability..................
  • 5.0Legal Experience..........................
  • Meets Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards
  • 4.2 out of 5.0 Posted on June 16, 2011

    She does not return phone calls to clients or attorneys.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on June 5, 2011

    Melissa is a superior lawyer and colleague.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on May 29, 2011

    She is a first class lawyer, very bright, good trial skills, caring

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  • 1 out of 5.0 Posted on May 28, 2011

    I have tried a six day case with Melissa, taught at the Houston Family Law Trial Institute with her, served on a number of committees with her and worked with her on a number of seminars. She is one of the top domestic atorneys in South Carolina.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on May 27, 2011

    Melissa is one of the preeminent domestic relations lawyers in SC. She is very bright, insightful, and ethical, and she is always the consummate professional.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on May 27, 2011

    I have had the pleasure of dealing with Melissa for a number of years and consider her to be one of the best domestic law practiioners in Charleston.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on May 24, 2011

    As I am not a family law practitioner, I am reporting based on my understanding of Melissa Brown's skills, based on her reputation.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on May 22, 2011

    Melissa Brown is regarded statewide as a most knowledgable Family Court lawyer. She is one I will turn to for advice on a case. In addition to her full-time law practice, she finds the time to coordinate and speak at continuing legal education seminars locally, statewide, and nationally.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on May 19, 2011

    Melissa is one of the best lawyers in South Carolina

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  • 2.4 out of 5.0 Posted on May 19, 2011

    Melissa Brown cannot see the forest for the trees. She is lost in a world of technology and over analysis. She charges her clients exhorbitant rates and is difficult to settle a case with. I brace my clients when she is on the other side to prepare for an expensive experience.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on May 19, 2011

    excellent lawyer; has been active in participating in seminars as coordinator and speaker to help enhance the abilities of other practicioner.

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  • 4.6 out of 5.0 Posted on May 19, 2011

    Melissa Brown has been very involved with continuing legal education for the SC Bar and active in the SC Bar Family Law Section Council. She has been generous with her time and support.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on May 19, 2011

    Melissa is an excellant attorney that should be AV rated with Martindale Hubbell

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Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1992, South Carolina
EducationUniversity of Virginia, B.A. '87; University of South Carolina, J.D. '91
Additional Bio DetailsMelissa 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.

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