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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

  • AMAZING. Super aggressive

    “AMAZING. Super aggressive. When I left the courtroom after she completely wiped the floor with my husband's lawyer, the bailiff, who walked me out told me I was lucky to have her. She sees her in court all the time and if she was to hire a lawyer, Melissa would be the one.”

    Wynn

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Martha and the rest of the team constantly kept me in the loop of all that was occurring

    “There was never a time that I was alone in my divorce process. The staff/team was in contact communication with me. Any questions, concerns or issues I may have had, they were front and center ready to help me through the process and educate me on what the next steps were. Divorce in and of itself is a very emotional, trying and frustrating process. Martha and the rest of the team constantly kept me in the loop of all that was occurring, what was needed, any changes that were coming and how to properly handle them. Thank you so much for making a stressful and life changing event, easier to navigate.”

    Michelle Acevedo

  • 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

  • Best Attorney Ever

    “After initially talking with another attorney in Atlanta, I found myself at a loss as to what to do. The attorney in question wanted an exorbitant amount of money for taking on my case. I told him that I would need to think about it and I started looking closer to Florida for an attorney, since my case is based there. I came across Mrs. Wilson and though, "What have I got to lose by doing a free consultation call." The answer: nothing and everything to gain. After spending about an hour on the phone with me, I had explained everything about what was going on. Mrs. Wilson was understanding, sympathetic, empathetic, knowledgeable and very straight-forward. She told me in now uncertain terms what I could expect and what not. After hiring her on, I never had to think about my case. She and her staff took care of everything. I never had one doubt in my mind that we would get to where we needed to go. Then when it came time for mediation, I was surprised and how skilled her and her staff were. They were able to get me pretty much everything I wanted and never once did they keep me in the dark as to what was going on with my case. If you are looking for an attorney who will go to bat for you and make sure everything you need is taken care of, look no further than this attorney. Should I ever need anything again, I will go right back to her!!!!”

    James

  • I would highly recommend Melissa Wilson to represent anyone in a complicated family law case especially child custody disputes

    “I hired Ms. Wilson to help me with my case modification of custody and child support. She was extremely professional and worked exceptionally hard on my case. Throughout my case, Ms. Wilson demonstrated an unparalleled knowledge of the law and a fervent ability to communicate with the court. She ardently represented me and I truly felt I had a champion on my side even while facing a scenario most dire. Ms. Wilson worked diligently to settle my case through mediation. Her brilliance shown through in this setting. I had no doubt of a positive outcome. The mediation was an unequivocal success and I couldn't be more delighted with her representation. I would highly recommend Melissa Wilson to represent anyone in a complicated family law case especially child custody disputes.”

    Marie

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