Attorneys

Attorneys

Melissa L. Meyers

Melissa L. Meyers

Contact Information

melissam@bolhouselaw.com
Telephone:  (616) 531-7711
Fax:  (616) 531-7757

Legal Assistant

Danielle Schoonmaker
danielles@bolhouselaw.com

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION AND EXPERIENCE

Family Law. Melissa began the practice of family law in 2002 and has gained extensive experience dealing with all areas of family law including, divorce, custody, parenting time, spousal and child support, neglect/abuse proceedings, domestic private and step-parent adoptions and guardianships.  She is currently planning on expanding her expertise to domestic mediations.

Criminal Law. Melissa began her career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney while in Law School and continued after graduation.  She has extensive misdemeanor and felony jury trial experience with charges of civil infractions, drunk driving, domestic violence, drug, criminal sexual conduct, and attempted and first degree murder in both State and Federal Courts.

Civil Litigation. Melissa also has extensive litigation experience in a wide variety of civil matters including business and property disputes, landlord – tenant law, real and personal property disputes, collections and numerous other general civil litigation matters.

Estate Planning. Recognizing the need for the protection of family and assets Melissa has expanded representation of her clients to general Estate Planning involving Wills, Trusts, Financial and Healthcare Power of Attorney.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law – January 1999
   Honors:  Dean’s List 1/96, 7/97 and 12/98
   Summer Law Program in Romania
   Intern and Extern for Ionia County Prosecutor’s Office 1997-1999, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Bachelor of Arts from University of Minnesota – August 1995
   Emphasis Psychology and Criminal Justice
   NCAA Division 1 Swim Team

COURT AND BAR ADMISSIONS

All Michigan State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Michigan Bar Association 
American Bar Association
Muskegon Bar Association
Federal Bar Association

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, FAMILY AND HOBBIES

Melissa is actively involved with her family, church, United Way, Women Lawyers Association and the Christian school system.  She currently coaches her daughter’s Destination Imagination Team at Muskegon Christian School and is a member and competitor through the Michigan Mountain Biking Association.  Melissa also enjoys swimming, skiing, traveling and cooking with her family.