Attorney Melissa A. Wilson

Founder of Advocate Law Firm, P.A.

Whether I am handling a same-sex divorce case or a criminal defense matter, my end goal is always the same: to provide the high-caliber legal representation my clients need and deserve. As a Bartow divorce attorney with more than 15 years of experience, I am completely dedicated to the needs of my clients. Unlike lawyers at large firms who are impersonal and too busy juggling large caseloads, I strive to provide personal attention and prompt communication to all my clients. Whenever you need me, I am here for you.

My practice is focused on family law, divorce, criminal law, personal injury, and civil practice. I approach each case in my care with tenacity and determination. The moment you hire me, I roll up my sleeves and begin working on a results-driven strategy that factors in your unique needs. If your case needs to be resolved in court, I will fiercely safeguard your rights, from start to finish. My friendly and professional staff and I wish to lend you a helping hand so you can move on with your life as quickly and effectively as possible.

My Mission Statement

I am not challenged by the nature of any case or criminal charge and offer consultations regardless of the seriousness of the allegations or claim. I have represented many clients in jury trials and trials before the court giving me the foundation to assess and manage your case, from intake through trial, and offer you the peace of mind of knowing that you are represented by an experienced litigator.

I recognize that clients facing criminal charges, family matters or an injury are often under extreme stress. I am here to offer my guidance and sound advice while protecting YOUR rights and YOUR best interest.

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut - 1998
  • Florida - 1999


  • Quinnipiac University, J.D. - 1998
  • University of Central Florida, B.A. - 1994

Media Appearances

  • Court TV - Guest Commentator, "Best Defense"


  • Member of the Keiser University Legal Studies Academic Advisory Board

Wish to discuss your case with me?
give my office a call at your earliest convenience.

Bartow Divorce Attorney

Office Location:

Advocate Law Firm, P.A.
Bartow Divorce Attorney
620 Polk Street,
Bldg A,

Bartow, FL 33830
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