Melanie J. Wender

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Doylestown, PA

Williams Family Law, P.C.
 | 43 North Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-234-7795
Fax: 215-340-2208
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

An associate at Williams Family Law, P.C., Melanie J. Wender provides compassionate and knowledgeable representation to her clients in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties from the firm's office in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She assists people who are facing the end of their marriages and who are having to deal with such divorce-related issues as spousal and child support, complex property division, and child custody and visitation. Ms. Wender also has experience in obtaining post-divorce order modifications, and her other family law matters have included grandparents' rights and the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements.

Ms. Wender attended Kenyon College in Ohio as an undergraduate, majoring in English and receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 2006. She subsequently pursued her legal education at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where she served on the Villanova Environmental Law Journal and was managing editor of the Journal of Catholic Social Thought. Her work at the law school's Civil Justice Clinic led Ms. Wender to receive the Joseph R. Wenk award when she graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2011.

After graduation, Ms. Wender joined a Philadelphia family law firm and then was a contracts attorney for a major insurance company for nearly two years. Admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania and New Jersey state courts, she has been with her current firm since July 2016.

Ms. Wender frequently volunteers her services to organizations such as the Mazzoni Center, a Philadelphia organization that provides legal services to low-income members of the LGBTQ community. She also participates in the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, representing abused and neglected children. Ms, Wender is a member of the Bucks County and Montgomery County bar associations.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Melanie Wender

Admitted: 2011, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.bucksfamilylawyers.com/attorneys/melanie-j-wender

Honors/Awards:

  • Suburban Life Magazine "Top Attorneys", 2017
  • Joseph R. Wenk Award for making the greatest contribution to the Civil Justice Clinic at Villanova University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New Jersey
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, 2011 – 2013
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2011 – present
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Member, 2014 – present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member, 2012 – 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Environmental Hearing Board Editor for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal entitled, “Goodbye Family Farms and Hello Agribusiness: The Story of How Agricultural Policy is Destroying the Family Farm and the Environment”
  • Managing Editor of the Journal of Catholic Social Thought

Educational Background:

  • Kenyon College, B.A. in English and Concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies, 2006
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Office Location for Melanie J. Wender

43 North Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone: 215-234-7795

Fax: 215-340-2208

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Last Updated: 8/22/2019

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