Irika N. Mellin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Troy, MI

Mellin Robinson, PC
 | 1755 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-800-2292
Fax: 248-614-9095
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Irika N. Mellin is the senior partner of the Mellin Robinson, P.C., law firm in Troy, Michigan. A top-rated, award-winning attorney, Ms. Mellin has more than 23 years of legal experience. She represents the rights and interests of clients throughout the greater Detroit metro region and surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious family law issue they need to address.

    Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Mellin has gained invaluable experience handling contested and uncontested divorce proceedings, contentious child custody cases, complex property division and business valuations, alimony and spousal support, and all other related matters. Highly trained in mediation and alternative dispute resolution techniques, she strives to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements in the most efficiently and amicable manner possible. However, she will not hesitate to take a matter to court if needed to help her clients achieve the favorable results they seek.

    Recognized for her success, Ms. Mellin holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and a Leading Lawyers designation as well as many other accolades from her peers. She has also received numerous five-star reviews and positive referrals from her satisfied clients.

    Moreover, Ms. Mellin has volunteered her time and services to those less fortunate throughout her community, and her law firm received the Charitable Service Award for its contributions to the Family Law Assistance Project in 2009. Ms. Mellin also received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Women's Survival Center for her help with domestic violence victims, and she has earned a reputation as a staunch advocate for the rights of women and children throughout her community.

    A 1993 graduate of the University of Michigan, Ms. Mellin obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1996. The State Bar of Michigan admitted her to practice the following year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    A leader in her field, Ms. Mellin has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars on various family law topics, and she has served as chair and vice-chair of the Oakland County Bar Association's Family Court Committee. She is also an active member of the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section as well as the Michigan Inter-Professional Association. Furthermore, she is a former Master of the American Inns of Court, and she once served on the board of trustees for CARE House of Oakland County.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

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    About Irika Mellin

    Admitted: 1997, Michigan

    Professional Webpage:


    • "In recognition of unselfish efforts in assisting the indigent gain equal access to our legal system", Pro Bono Service Award to Mellin Robinson, PC, Family Law Assistance Project, 2009
    • Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation
    • "In recognition of unselfish efforts in assisting the indigent gain equal access to our legal system", Charitable Service Award to Mellin Robinson, PC, Family Law Assistance Project, 2009
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rated
    • Selected as a Michigan Leading Lawyer, 2018-2019
    • Super Lawyer Top Michigan Women Lawyers, 2018
    • Michigan Super Lawyer, 2012-2019
    • Certificate of Appreciation, Women's Survival Center

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Completed Advance Mediation Training 2016
    • Completed the 40 hour Domestic Relations Mediation Training and 8 hour Domestic Violence Training, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association Family Court Committee (2007 - 2008)
    • American Inns of Court, Master, 2013 - 2015
    • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2014
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1997
    • Michigan, 1997
    • Member of the State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
    • Member of the Michigan Inter-Professional Association
    • Sustaining Member of the Oakland County Bar Association
    • Member of the Oakland County Bar Association Family Court Committee
    • Past Trustee on the Board of Trustees for CAREhouse of Oakland County (2005 -2011)
    • Vice-Chair for Oakland County Bar Association, Family Court Committee (2006 - 2007)
    • Fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer for the Family Law Assistance Project
    • Mentor for the Oakland County Bar Association Mentor/Match program, 2014

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Guest Lecturer at University of Detroit Law School
    • Guest lecturer each semester for the Law Practice Management Class(es) at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (2009 - present)
    • Parenting Time Chapter, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Family Law, LexisNexis 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (co-author with Kristen L. Robinson), 1900
    • Authored Article:  Things to Know that Can Make the Friend of the Court Seem a Little Friendlier
    • Lecturer on Initial Consultations for Introduction to Practice - Family Law (Oakland County Bar Association) 2009 -2016
    • Moderator:  ADR in Family Law Seminar, 2007
    • Guest Lecturer to OCC Family Law Class re:  Drafting Pleadings & Pleading Requirements, 2007
    • Guest Lecturer:  PTA and community members at Northern and Finney High Schools on Domestic Violence and PPO's

    Educational Background:

    • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI; BA in Psychology, 1993
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    Office Location for Irika N. Mellin

    1755 West Big Beaver Road
    Troy, MI 48084

    Phone: 248-800-2292

    Fax: 248-614-9095

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    Last Updated: 5/17/2021

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