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Firm Overview

I have been in private practice since July 1996. Melehy & Associates, LLC is a law firm of experienced trial lawyers with a commitment to aggressive and effective representation of the individuals and businesses we serve. I am the Managing Attorney of the firm and my primary legal practice areas include family law, divorce law, bankruptcy, and collection law.

Example cases

I recently represented a couple with over $500,000 in unsecured debt and was successful in obtaining a full discharge for them of their unsecured debt. It was a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.

Main Office

Main
8403 Colesville Road
Suite 610
Silver Spring  MD  20910

Phone
  • (301) 587-6364
Fax
  • (301) 587-6308

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free initial 30-minute telephone consultations are available for bankruptcy cases.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes. The flat or fixed-price fees depend on the type of case and levels of complexity of the case.

Hourly Rates

The hourly rates for our firm for attorneys, law clerks and paralegals vary from $135 per hour to $450 per hour. 10% discount on hourly rate if a new client mentions Nolo.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Emergency after hours by appointment.

Office Manager

Rebecca Straus

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish, Albanian and Greek

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

I enjoy working with individuals to help them solve their financial and family problems.

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

I very much encourage my clients to learn as much as possible about the relevant area of law. I find that educated clients end up being more satisfied and tend to get better results.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am always willing to assist clients who have questions about documents they prepare.

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

I am always willing to assist clients in every way possible.

Suvita Melehy

Upon graduation from law school, I worked briefly as a Tax Consultant for Aurthur Anderson from August 1995 through May 1996.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. This background enables me to quickly digest financial information in order to identify the best course of action in a case.

I am diligent, tenacious, and thorough. My style is firm, determined and respectful. I vigorously advocate on my clients' behalf.

Personal interests:

I enjoy reading historical novels and enjoy playing the piano.

License
  • Bar Number:
    Maryland , 1995
Education
  • University of Maryland School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1995
    Baltimore, MD
    Business Lawyer (Law Review)
  • University of Maryland University College
    Bachelor of Science , 1992
    Adelphi, MD
    Accounting Major

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