4.3.20 UPDATE: We remain open and available for your custody, domestic violence, and all family law needs.
You will still receive immediate access to an attorney and our amazing staff.
Please note that the local courthouse is operational and hearings are still being held. We are here to help!

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.

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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See Why People Choose
Advocate Law

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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