Melinda M. Previtera

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Petrelli, Previtera & Schimmel, LLC
 | 1845 Walnut Street, 15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-523-6900
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Melinda M. Previtera is a partner at Previtera & Schimmel Family Law, a law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Concentrating her practice on family law, Ms. Previtera handles cases involving high-asset divorce, adoption, child support, child custody, fathers' rights, grandparents' rights, pre and postnuptial agreements, same-sex marriage and other issues. She represents clients in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, including communities in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

A graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where she majored in political science and minored in women's studies, Ms. Previtera graduated with honors and was named to the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. She went on to study law at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law and earned her law degree from Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state courts and has been certified in mediation.

Before joining Previtera & Schimmel Family Law, Ms. Previtera worked at several law firms in the Philadelphia area and served as a clerk for Superior Court judges in Camden and Atlantic City, New Jersey. She also served as an attorney for the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union.

Ms. Previtera belongs to the Philadelphia Bar Association and is a member of the organization's Young Lawyers Division committee, Family Law Section committee and Women in the Profession committee. She is also a member of the Nicholas Cipriani American Inn of Court, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of legal representation and promoting civility within the legal profession.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Living Wills, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017

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About Melinda Previtera

Admitted: 2010, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.petrellilaw.com/personnel/melinda-m-previtera/

Honors and Awards:

  • Family Law, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • International Women's Leadership Association Award Recipient, International Women's Leadership Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New Jersey, 2010
  • Pennsylvania, 2010
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division Section Committee
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section Committee
  • Cipriani Inns of Court Member
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Justinian Society Board Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Fuel the Cure Volunteer - 2007 to Present  

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Motion to Bifurcate Divorce - GRANTED.  , 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia Honors: Deans Fellow-Fall 2006 and Spring 2007
  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: Alpha Lamda Delta Honor Society, Major: Political Science, Minor: Women Studies, May, 2006
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Office Location for Melinda M. Previtera

1845 Walnut Street
15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-523-6900

 

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Last Updated: 4/28/2017

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