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 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law

About Melissa Chawla

Admitted: 2002, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.dcsfamilylaw.com/#!melissa-chawla/cj0m

Honors/Awards:

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

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

Industry Groups

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

330 Second Avenue South
Suite 760
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Last Updated: 1/17/2019

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