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Melissa Wheeler Hoff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Cordell & Cordell, PC
4695 MacArthur Court, 11th Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 619-453-0830
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Melissa Wheeler Hoff is an attorney with Johnson Attorneys Group in Newport Beach, California. A highly rated lawyer with more than five years of legal experience, Ms. Hoff focuses her practice primarily on family law, and she provides exceptional guidance, counsel and support to clients throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas who are going through divorces or have other serious legal issues affecting their families.

Passionate about helping families during some of the most difficult and uncertain times in their lives, Ms. Hoff delivers compassionate advice to help her clients make the best-informed decisions on their family law issues, and she maintains an unwavering focus on protecting their rights and interests throughout the marital dissolution process.

Well-versed in mediation, she prefers to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements concerning child custody and support, alimony, and other related matters in a manner that is far more efficient and less costly and stressful than traditional litigation. However, she will not hesitate to take her clients' matters to court when necessary to help them work toward the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve.

Early in her legal career, Ms. Hoff represented clients throughout Silicon Valley, where she gained extensive experience handling high-asset property divisions, business valuations, stock option apportionments, real estate valuations and other complex financial issues. She has also worked with domestic violence victims to help them obtain the protections they need against their abusers, and she has handled numerous post-decree modifications and enforcements.

A 2008 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Ms. Hoff obtained her Juris Doctor in 2014 from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she served as president of the SCU Family Law Society. She is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association's Family Law Section and the Family Law Section of The State Bar of California. She is also a member of the San Mateo and Santa Clara County Bar Associations and The Bar Association of San Francisco, among her other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About Melissa Wheeler Hoff

First Admitted: 2014, California

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer, Nine Lives Foundation, Oct 2014 – May 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of California, 2014

Educational Background

  • University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, Rhetoric - Public Discourse, 2008
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Office Location for Melissa Wheeler Hoff

4695 MacArthur Court
11th Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 619-453-0830

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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