Melissa Thompson Millard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

Barbara J. Howard Co., L.P.A.
 | 960 Mercantile Center, 120 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-421-7300
Fax: 513-562-3532
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Melissa Thompson Millard is an associate attorney with Barbara J. Howard Co., L.P.A., A Legal Professional Association, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. From her position at the law firm, Ms. Thompson Millard focuses her practice primarily on family and matrimonial law; however, she also provides comprehensive and effective estate planning services for clients looking to protect themselves and their loved ones for the future.

Licensed to practice in Ohio and Kentucky, Ms. Thompson Millard represents clients throughout both states who are dealing with legal matters related to divorce, child custody and support, property division, alimony and other related issues. A highly rated attorney, Ms. Thompson Millard works closely with all clients she serves, treating them with the compassion and respect they deserve while advocating on behalf of their rights and best interests.

In 2011, Ms. Thompson Millard graduated with the highest distinction from Indiana University Bloomington, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies and a Bachelor of Arts in French. She then attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law, obtaining her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, in 2014 and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. In 2014, she was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio, and in 2015, she was admitted to the practice of law in Kentucky.

While pursuing her legal degree, Ms. Thompson Millard was active with the University of Cincinnati Law Review, where she served as notes and comments editor, and she was a fellow with the college's Glenn M. Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry. She also published an article with the University of Cincinnati Law Review that discussed judicial remedies under the Hague Convention.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

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top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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About Melissa Millard

Admitted: 2014, Ohio

Honors/Awards:

  • Young Lawyers Section Community Service Award, 2017
  • Fellow, University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry
  • Stan M. Chesley & Hon. Susan J. Dlott Award in Litigation, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2014
  • Order of the Coif, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ohio, November 2014
  • Kentucky, May 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mentor, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, 2016
  • Volunteer, Hamilton County Court of Domestic Relations Family Law Clinic, 2016
  • Member, Cincinnati Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section, Community Service Committee, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • University of Cincinnati Law Review, Member and Notes & Comments Editor, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Associate Member, JUDICIAL REMEDIES IN ACCESS CASES UNDER THE HAGUE CONVENTION IN CANTOR V. COHEN AND OZALTIN V. OZALTIN, 82 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1005 (Spring 2014), University of Cincinnati Law Review
  • Presenter, Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Ethics and Technology, Cincinnati Bar Association Domestic Relations Institute, 2015
  • Presenter, Ethics and Technology: Where the Rubber Meets the Road 2.0, Cincinnati Bar Association Domestic Relations Institute, 2016
  • Presenter, The Ethics of Keeping it Safe: Social Media & Data Security for Attorneys 101, June 30, 2016, Cincinnati Bar Association Young Lawyers Section seminar

Educational Background:

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Bachelor of Sciences, Honors: With Highest Distinction, Major: Human Development and Family Studies, May, 2011
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: With Highest Distinction, Major: French, May, 2011
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960 Mercantile Center
120 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-421-7300

Fax: 513-562-3532

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Last Updated: 8/26/2019

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