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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

AGGRESSIVE BARTOW DIVORCE LAWYER

EVER ARGUED WITH A WOMAN?™

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.

OVER TWO DECADES OF DEDICATED CLIENT ADVOCACY

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

  • 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

  • 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 can't thank her enough for helping me through this life-changing experience.

    “I couldn't ask for a better attorney. Ms. Wilson is extremely knowledgeable and AMAZING in the courtroom. She was very responsive to my questions and gives outstanding advice. I can't thank her enough for helping me through this life changing experience. Her staff was polite and supportive of my needs. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a family law attorney.”

    Avvo User

  • 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.”

    WS

  • It went perfectly smooth and I have better results than I expected

    “Ms. Wilson handled my child support case. It went perfectly smooth and I have better results than I expected based on what my ex was making. Very happy with all aspects of the case. No issues with communication or speed. I recommend her highly.”

    Avvo User

  • 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 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”

    Jason

  • 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

  • Ms. Wilson and her firm are fantastic

    “I am 72 and married. My wife and I have a precious 13 year old since she was 3. In the past, we have had to hire 2 attorneys. They were both great. In our situation presently with Ms Wilson, she is above outstanding. Our case has been about our grandaughter's best interest. Ms. Wilson and her firm are fantastic, do not question her fee; it will be worth every penny. Now if she represents your partner....be afraid, very afraid”

    Robert Lovvorn

  • If you want an attorney who will fight for your rights and make sure that the other side pays dearly, then be all means hire Melissa Wilson.

    “THE ABSOLUTE BEST FAMILY ATTORNEY THERE IS! I went to Melissa Wilson after making a huge mistake of hiring a lawyer from a different firm. The lawyer from the other firm has screwed up my case so bad that I was afraid I was going to lose everything. I was told of Melissa Wilson from a trusted friend and after careful consideration I met with her. From the first meeting I was put as ease. She laid out the course of action that would be taken and from the first day she acted. She was filing motions and counter petitions to my ex's attorney and soon had my case back on track. She always made herself readily available to me when I had any questions or concerns about anything. She was so professional in regards to my case that I felt 150% confident. She had my ex's attorney spinning in circles. My ex and her attorney soon decided to settle the case before trail as it would have been very detrimental to their cause to proceed. She was able to get me the custody of my daughter that I was seeking and proper distribution of marital assets that was more than fair to me. If you want an attorney who will fight for your rights and make sure that the other side pays dearly, then be all means hire Melissa Wilson. She is well worth the investment.”

    William

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