Melissa Benson Partner

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Melissa is a dedicated advocate for justice. She brings to her family law practice an extensive background, having been involved with the Arizona criminal justice system since 2007. She has been a victim advocate, a probation officer and a sex crimes and domestic violence prosecutor. She is certified mediator. Melissa is co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.

She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Virginia Wesleyan College in 2006. In 2013, Melissa graduated with honors from Arizona Summit Law School, where she served on the law review.

Since law school Melissa has practiced family law, personal injury, and civil litigation in a private firm in Arizona. She most recently served in the Access to Justice division of Davis Miles.

Melissa enjoys being a wife and the mother of four precocious and amazing children. She enjoys traveling and reading.

Awards & Recognitions:

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  • Arizona Summit Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015)
  • Virginia Wesleyan College (B.S., 2006)

Court Admissions

  • State of Arizona, 2015
  • State of New York, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2015

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