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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

  • 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

  • I highly recommend her, trust me you won't be disappointed.

    “I couldn't be happier, everything went so smoothly. Her staff is phenomenal as well as Ms. Wilson. I work hard for my money. She made everything work out as it should have, I'm so pleased with her. She was worth every penny!!! I'll definitely keep her in mind if I ever need an attorney again, she could have helped me in a different situation that I ended up losing a lot of money on. She is more than a divorce attorney... if only I would have known. I highly recommend her, trust me you won't be disappointed.”

    Avvo User

  • She was very knowledgeable and thorough.

    “I would highly recommend Melissa for any legal needs in the area of divorce, which is the area for which I retained her. She was very knowledgable and thorough. I would use her again.”

    Avvo User

  • 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”


  • We couldn't be happier. If I ever need a lawyer again I will call Melissa and her staff.

    “BEST choice! I recently just went through a nasty divorce/family court case. My ex did everything he could to make me look bad. I called Melissa's office on 11/15/2016 and hired her we spoke and went over everything. Melissa and her staff made me feel comfortable. My divorce went from November 2016 and was completed in September 2017 with all the paperwork being signed off by the judge. Melissa and her staff knew their stuff and how to handle my case. Melissa won my case for me. I have my son and we couldn't be happier. If I ever need a lawyer again I will call Melissa and her staff.”


  • 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.

  • 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

  • As aggressive as they come! WORTH EVERY PENNY

    “As aggressive as they come! I have utilized Melissa's attorney services on 3 seperate occassion and each time my problems were handled lightning fast, and with the upmost professionalism! She is definitely one of the best and although I don't hope to have to use an attorney again in the future, I am happy to know I will always have Melissa on my side! WORTH EVERY PENNY.”

    Harley James

  • Melissa is a caring and aggressive attorney. She won't tolerate anything that's is unfair to her clients.

    “Excellent Lawyer. Melissa is a caring and aggressive attorney. She won't tolerate anything that's is unfair to her clients. She will go to the mat for you! I was dismayed to see the last reviewers comment. My experience was just the opposite! I have to believe that any bad reviews are more sour grapes than anything else.”


  • Best attorney ever! She's my go-to attorney

    “Best attorney ever! I needed help enforcing a contract for payment. She and her staff couldn't have been more helpful. Even if she was in court on other cases she would make sure she or her staff responded to me quickly and timely. I've used her two more times since then. She's my go-to attorney.”


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