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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 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Family Law

About Melissa J. Chawla

First Admitted: 2002, Minnesota

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President Elect, AFCC-Minnesota Chapter
  • Member, Board of Directors, AFCC-Minnesota Chapter 
  • Member and Past Chair, Public Relations Committee, AFCC-Minnesota Chapter
  • Member, Family Law Institute Planning Committee
  • Co-Chair, Values Committee, AFCC-Minnesota
  • Former Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, teaching Family Law, 2012-2013

Honors/Awards

  • , Minnesota Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • , Minnesota Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • , Minnesota Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • , Minnesota Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • , Minnesota Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • , Minnesota Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • , Minnesota Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • , Minnesota Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • 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, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Active volunteer, Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2008 to present, 2021

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presentation to Minnesota paralegals for continuing education regarding preparing clients for custody evaluations., Presenter, How to Prepare Clients for Custody Evaluations: 10 Tips Your Clients Need to Know, Minnesota Paralegal Association, Family Law Sectional, 2021
  • Prepared form Stipulated Judgment and Decree for publication., Author, Stipulated Judgment and Decree with eFORMbook, Minnesota CLE, 2017
  • Authored chapter on Defaults and co-authored chapter on Early Case Management and Differences Among Counties/District for updated edition., Contributor, Minnesota Divorce Practice Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2021
  • Presentation at the Annual Family Law Institute regarding preparing clients for custody evaluations as continuing education for family law professionals ., Co-Presenter, How to Prepare Clients for Custody Evaluations: 10 Tips Your Clients Need to Know, Minnesota CLE, 2020
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Office Location for Melissa J. Chawla

330 Second Avenue South
Suite 760
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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