Attorney Megan W. L. Malec is an associate at N. Diane Holmes, P.A. Family Law Group. She focuses her practice on family law issues including dissolution of marriage, paternity and post-judgment matters.
Fast gaining recognition in the family law arena, Ms. Malec began her career serving as a staff attorney for the domestic relations judges of the Ninth Judicial Circuit. She also interned with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Tampa.
Her clients appreciate her ability to navigate them through challenges in a calming manner, helping to keep her clients focused to reach the best outcome possible in their situations.
-Juris Doctorate - Stetson University College of Law
-Bachelor of Science - University of Central Florida
Recipient of the 2012 Florida Association for Women Lawyers Leader in the Law Award
-The Florida Bar - Family Law Section
-Florida Association for Women Lawyers
-Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
-Membership Director (2012-2013, 2013-2014)
-Young Lawyers Director (2010-2011, 2011-2012)
-Orange County Bar Association
- Teen Parent Education Project, Legal Aid Society of The
Orange County Bar Association (2012-2013, 2013-2014)
-Guardian Ad Litem, Legal Aid Society of The Orange County
Bar Association (2013-2014)
-Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
- Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
When not defending her clients' rights, Ms. Malec devotes her personal time and professional expertise to help victims of domestic violence and connect pets in need of adoption. Both, she feels, have a right to a life free from hurt and fear.
While serving as Young Lawyers Director for the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Ms. Malec spearheaded Extreme Makeover: Harbor House, a yearlong service project aimed at transforming several living spaces at Harbor House, a local domestic violence shelter. Her support of women and children dealing with domestic violence and her commitment to bring awareness to domestic violence in the local community also extends to SafeHouse of Seminole, where she recently chaired the Changing the Family Landscape project. The goal of the initiative was to revitalize the shelter's landscape and offer its residents workshops on important issues ranging from budgeting and employment skills training to safety techniques and initiating legal proceedings for dissolution of marriage, domestic violence injunctions, and paternity and child support matters.
As an avid animal lover, she volunteers for Pet Rescue by Judy, helping to screen applications from hopeful adopting families. Taking the cause to heart, Ms. Malec and her husband rescued "Charlie", a Labrador Retriever/Golden mix, from a kill shelter in North Florida. Charlie is quite happy in the Malec's home and has become part of the family.