Melissa J. Chawla

Melissa J. Chawla

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

DeWalt, Chawla + Saksena, LLC
 | 330 Second Avenue South, Suite 760
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-361-6180
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law

    About Melissa Chawla

    Admitted: 2002, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage: https://www.dcsfamilylaw.com/melissa-chawla

    Honors/Awards:

    • Minnesota Rising Stars, 2013
    • Noth Star Attorney, 2014, Minnesota State Bar Association for performing a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono services.
    • North Star Attorney, 2013, recognition by the Minnesota State Bar Association for performing a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono services.
    • Minnesota Rising Stars, 2012
    • Minnesota Superlawyers, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Annual Conference Planning Committee, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Minnesota Chapter, 2014-2015
    • Former Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, teaching Family Law, 2012-2013

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Participant/Trainer, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SJIS) Rountable , 2013
    • Active volunteer, Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2008 to present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Presenter, “Ethical Rules and Best Practices to Assist with Avoiding Collections in Family Law,” Family Law Institute, 2012
    • Co-Author, “Ethical Rules and Best Practices to Assist with Avoiding Collections in Family Law Cases,” Family Law Forum, Winter 2011-12
    • Co-Presenter, “Family Law Issues Facing Mental Health Professionals,” The Family Partnership, 2010
    • Author, “The Role of Referees in District Court,” The Hennepin Lawyer, 2007
    • Co-Author, “Minnesota’s New Child Support Law: The Basics,” Hearsay, a publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association New Lawyers Section, 2007
    • Co-Presenter, "The Affordable Care Act Update - 10 Reminders and Practice Tips for Minnesota Family Lawyers," Family Law Institute, 2015
    • Co-Presenter, “The Intersection of the Affordable Care Act and Family Law,” Cooperative Practice Network, 2014
    • Co-Presenter, “The Impact of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Child Support Considerations,” Minnesota CLE Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2013
    • Panelist, “Immigrants and the Affordable Care Act: What do Immigration Practitioners Need to Know,” 2014
    • Panelist, “The Surprising Implications of Marriage Equality,” William Mitchell College of Law Tea for Women in Law, 2014
    • Speaker, “Family Law Snapshot,” The Affordable Care Act for the "Non-Health Lawyer," Minnesota CLE, 2014
    • Co-Author, “The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Divorced, or Never-Married, Parents in Minnesota,” The Hennepin Lawyer, 2013

    Industry Groups

    • AFCC
    • HCBA
    • MSBA
    • MWL
    • VLN
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    Office Location for Melissa J. Chawla

    330 Second Avenue South
    Suite 760
    Minneapolis, MN 55401

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    Last Updated: 11/23/2020

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