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Attorney Melissa A. Wilson

Meet Your Attorney

Are you considering filing for divorce in Bartow or Lakeland, FL? If so, you are likely dealing with many mixed emotions, not to mention overwhelming concerns. I, Melissa A. Wilson, founder of Advocate Law Firm, P.A., am here to help you get through this major crossroad. My goal is to provide you with the highest quality of legal services, professionalism, and effective representation. Known for being aggressive, I am the kind of lawyer you want on your side, inside and outside of court. Do not face the complexities of the legal system without my supportive assistance and personalized legal solutions.

An Experienced Team
You Can Trust



I realize that dealing with an unresolved legal issue can be a very distressing experience. As such, my mission is to make this less overwhelming for you through my step-by-step guidance. My law firm is comprised of professional staff members who are experienced, professional and dedicated to excellent client care. With their help, we can work together to help you achieve practical, innovative, and effective solutions to all of your legal needs.

Need help with your divorce case?
Call me today at (863) 644-5566 to schedule your
free case evaluation.


With over two decades of experience, I consider representing, protecting, and defending the rights of others to be an honor and tremendous responsibility that I do not take lightly. I never forget that the outcome of any legal issue can have a profound impact on my clients' lives. This is why I work hard to ensure that every available legal resource is used in the representation of each of my clients.

Besides divorce cases, I also handle a wide range of family law cases, including same-sex divorces, legal separations, alimony, child support, child support enforcement, and child custody. I also assist clients with division of marital property, marital settlement agreements, post judgment modifications, and adoptions.

We offer services in English and Spanish.

Personal Injury

Because some of my clients also need my help with non-family law cases, I also extend my services to those who need personal injury representation. No case is too complicated for me to handle. I will ensure that your rights are always protected and work relentlessly towards a positive outcome.

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Criminal Defense

Experiencing the criminal justice system can be a frightening ordeal. The threat of incarceration or a conviction inflicts stress and fear on those dealing with unresolved charges.

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Estate Planning

Estate planning is essential for people of any age, not just older adults. It is crucial to protect your legacy and ensure that your loved ones are provided for after your death.

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See Why People Choose
Advocate Law

  • She's definitely not one to argue with, she covered all bases. I'm so glad I went with her

    “My experience was great, considering that it was a divorce. Ms. Wilson is extremely knowledgeable and always made everything clear for me to understand. I highly recommend her. I've had friends that I have referred to her and were very happy also. She's definitely not one to argue with, she covered all bases. I'm so glad I went with her :)”

    Avvo User

  • Top notch and super aggressive

    “Top notch and super aggressive. Was always there to answer any of my questions and her staff made sure nothing was missed.”

    Gerald Coffey

  • Honesty, integrity and a fighter!

    “I don't typically write reviews however, in this "case" it is warranted. Having gone through a protracted and tumultuous divorce lasting almost five years would leave any living and breathing human hating lawyers even their own. well, I must say I am left with a gratitude for all the hard work, patience and guidance given me throughout my process. I would recommend Melissa Wilson to anyone that is looking for Honesty, integrity and a fighter where it counts... CASE CLOSED!!!! and so is mine. cant forget Martha her assistant, taking my calls always and listening to me vent. Thank you all in that office Sincerely Niko”

    Former Client

  • Above and beyond my expectations.

    “I had the best experience when she represented me in my case. She was very aggressive. She got me what I asked her for. Super professional. I have recommended her to friends and they have also retained her. Above and beyond my expectations.”

    Julie M.

  • This woman is awesome! I saw her in action in court and wanted to fire my Lawyer and hire her

    “This woman is awesome! I saw her in action in court and wanted to fire my Lawyer and hire her. I tell you what she starts talking in a court room everyone is quiet. She gets her point across and wins. This girl has a serious back bone. You go girl!!”

    Erica Kennedy

  • Excellent Attorney

    “Definitely a great attorney. I will recommend her highly. She knows exactly what she is doing, her performance is excellent, as well as she is a great person. Ms. Wilson, thank you. Many great blessings to you and your firm.”

    Lilly Guevara

  • Peace of mind.

    “Melissa Wilson helped me through one of the worst times of my life. She was up front and honest with me. She told me exactly what to expect and led the way. So thankful for her knowledge. Her representation eased my mind. I would recommend her firm to anyone who finds themself in a bad situation needing representation.”


  • I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a WINNER on their side

    “Never argue with a women. No argument here, by far the BEST!! Hired her a couple times and both times she was very friendly and knew what exactly needed to be done to help me. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a WINNER on their side”


  • Everything went as planned.

    “Just wanted to say that this Law Firm handled my divorce very professionally. Everything went as planned which doesn't always happen in these types of matters. No complaints!”

    Former Client

  • Very down to earth and welcoming

    “Very down to earth and welcoming! I was amazed at how fast my case was presented in front of the judge. Her reputation precedes her. I would highly recommend Melissa and her team.”

    Sam P.

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