Law Office of Melissa M. Pearce, PLC

Assertive Defense. Protecting Your Rights.

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Firm Overview

The Law Office of Melissa M. Pearce was established in January 2009. I founded my firm to help individuals navigate the legal system, regardless of their financial position in life. I work with clients on a case-by-case situation in establishing retainers and paying of fees.

My firm is able to provide legal guidance and assistance for charges involving DUI, assault and battery, Minor in Possession, Drug charges, retail fraud, theft, as well as divorce, post-judgment child custody and child support issues, bankruptcy, estate planning.

I assist individuals in protecting their Second Amendment rights and to be free from unreasonable search and seizures.

Example cases

1. In a recent traffic case, I was able to get the case dismissed on a directed verdict, because the state was not able to prove everything necessary for the court to find my client responsible.

2. In a juvenile felony case, I was able to show the court that my client was not the troubled kid the prosecutor was trying to show and given a chance, that the incident would not occur again. His case was dismissed after three months of probation with no conviction.

Main Office

Main
2276 Wixom Road
Commerce Township  MI  48382

Phone
  • (248) 467-1930
Fax
  • (888) 792-0558

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, the first hour is free for all initial consultations.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I offer fixed-price fees for certain matter and will notify the client immediately if their matter falls within my fixed-price fees category prior to further discussion of the matter.

Hourly Rates

$175 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Yes, proficient in French and German

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

I chose my primary area of practice because those are areas of law that I see impacting people's lives every day and with lifelong consequences.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I encourage clients to learn as much about the law for themselves, so it will allow the client and myself to spend our time more productively in resolving the matter with the client's best interest in the forefront.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I will work with clients on documents the client has prepared on a case-by-case basis.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I will discuss working with clients on the side as a coach on a case-by-case basis.

Melissa M. Pearce

I have worked for the following law firms as a paralegal:

• Louis U.G. Crenshaw & Associates from 2000-2001
• Rosenbaum, Bloom, Meyerson, Galinsky, Weiner & Cirino, P.C. 2001-2002
• Hammond & Oliver, P.C. 2003-2006
• Kenneth J. Safran, P.C 2001-2006
• David A. Monroe, PLLC 2003-2006

I externed for the Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office from January 2008 through May 2008, specifically in 14A-1 District Court handling over 200 misdemeanor cases.

I have had several life experiences that enable me to be able to relate to what my clients are going through. I have worked to put myself through school and have become a better person in understanding the difficulties of life.

I am assertive, strong-willed, and fight for the constitutional rights that so many Americans have died protecting.

Personal interests:

I love racing, amateur radio, interacting with people, and protecting the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment.

License
  • Bar Number: P72015
    Michigan , 2008
Education
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2008
    Lansing, MI
    Moot Court Board Member, Mock Trial Quarter-finalist
  • Davenport University
    Bachelor of Arts , 2004
    Highland, MI
    Business Professions
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2008
    Lansing, MI
    Moot Court Board Member, Mock Trial Quarter-finalist
  • Davenport University
    Bachelor of Arts , 2004
    Highland, MI
    Business Professions

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