Melissa Powell, Attorney

Phone:  616-940-2772


Melissa Powell, Attorney

Melissa Powell Attorney

After going through my own divorce in 2010 with seven children, I knew that women should never feel alone during the divorce process. I always knew I wanted to be an attorney, but the experience left me with a passion for family law. There is no greater, or worse experience I can share with clients than my own. I’ve been there and I survived through the grief, the struggle and uncertainty only to find that I was alive and had dreams that I was achieving.

In 2009, I obtained certification through the Kent County CASA program working with children who were in the foster care system. The program is wonderful to have a first hand look at children who are going through extreme turmoil and transition.

Thomas M.Cooley Law School, Grand Rapids, MI
Juris Doctor

Grand Valley State University, B.S.


Michigan Bar Association, Collaborative Divorce Training Institute Certification

Awards & Recognition:
Honors, Scholarship recipient, Cooley Law School
First Year Moot Court Competition, participant
Intraschool Moot Court Competition, Quarterfinalist
Access to Justice Award
Dean’s List, Cooley Law School
GVSU Award Recipient