Coastal Legal Team

Coastal Legal Team

Coastal Legal Team is a local Brevard law firm with international experience. We pride ourselves in our ability to handle diverse legal matters while continuing to focus on the individual client and their specific needs. We are licensed to practice

Firm Overview

Main Office
Main Office
2194 Highway A1A Suite 208
Indian Harbor  FL  32937
  • (321) 775-3694

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Melissa Peat and Rhonda Henderson have been practicing in criminal law for a combined total of over twenty (20) years. Melissa Peat is married to a citizen of the United Kingdom and began practicing in immigration law when she moved to England in 2002. The major focus of our practice is on these areas of law in which we have experience and a dedication to our clientele.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Melissa Peat graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a minor in German in 1998. Melissa then went to Florida State University College of Law, graduating with her JD in 2001. Melissa then completed a Master's degree in International Affairs at Florida State University, completing the degree at FSU's campus in London. Thereafter, Melissa began working in London, qualifying as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2004.

Rhonda Henderson graduated from the University of Central Florida with her bachelor's Degree in 1994 and received her JD from the Florida State University College of Law in 1998. A second-generation attorney, Rhonda practiced for a number of years in Orlando, Florida before settling in Brevard County.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We are a local law firm with international experience. We are conveniently located near all major immigration courts in the State and are willing to travel to better serve our clients.

Melissa Peat

Areas of Practice:

Criminal Defense



Domestic Violence Injunctions

Family Law

International Law

Admitted to Practice in:


U.S. District Court of Florida (Middle)

U.S. District Court of Florida (Southern)

  • Bar Number: 0509299
    Florida , 2001
  • Stetson University
    Bachelor of Business Administration , 1998
    Minor in German, Women's soccer
  • Florida State University College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2001
  • Florida State University
    Master of Science , 2002
    International Affairs

Rhonda Henderson

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

Federal Litigation

DUI Defense

Admitted to Practice in:

Florida 1999

U.S. District Court of Florida (Middle)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida


University of Central Florida (B.A., Sociology, 1994)

Florida State University (J.D., 1998)

Professional Activities:

Brevard County Bar Association

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Attorney Ad Litem


Rhonda Henderson is a long time resident of Central Florida and was raised in the Orlando metropolitan area. As a member of a large family, Rhonda has numerous connections domestically and internationally and has active ties with the West Indian and Caribbean populations throughout Central Florida.

Rhonda completed her undergraduate work at the University of Central Florida where she graduated with a bachelor
  • Bar Number: 162876
    Florida , 1999
  • University of Central Florida
    Bachelor of Arts , 1994
  • Florida State University College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1998

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