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Melissa A. Graham-Hurd - Green, OH

4030 Massillon RoadSuite B Green, OH 44685

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Green Family Law/Domestic Relations Lawyer

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About Melissa A. Graham-Hurd

Practice Areas

  • Family Law/Domestic Relations 80%
  • Juvenile Law 10%
  • Wills, Trusts, Probate 10%

Litigation

  • 75%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Languages

  • English

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified in General and Family Mediation

Other Affiliations

  • Ohio Supreme Court, Advisory Committee on Families, Children and the Court 2003 – 2007
  • Ohio State Bar Association – Board of Governors, 2010 – 2013
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Council of Delegates, 2001 – Present
  • Special Committee to Review Gender Fairness Task Force Report – Co-chair 2009 – 2012
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Chair 2002 – 2004; Vice-Chair 2000 – 2002; Secretary 1998 – 2000; member 1987 – present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Chair, Family Law Legislative Drafting Subcommittee, 1996 – 1998, member 1990 – 2002
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law Committee spousal support committee 2000 – present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Family Relations Specialty Committee 2004 – present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Vice Chair Juvenile Committee, 2004 – 2005, member 2001 – present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee member 2006 – 2012
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 2012 – present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section, 2006 – present
  • Ohio State Bar Association College, Member, 1987 – Present
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, Member, 2003 – Present
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association, member
  • Federal Bar Association, member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Committee, 1987 – Present
  • Akron Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 1994; Vice-Chair, 1993; Secretary/Treasurer 1989 – 1992; member 1985 – Present
  • Akron Bar Association, Law Week Committee, Vice Chair 1989 – 1991; member 1984 – 1993
  • Akron Bar Association, Member, 1984 – Present
  • Akron Bar Association, Mentoring, 1990 – 1992
  • Akron Bar Association, Bar Applicants Interviews, 1993 – 1994
  • Akron Bar Association, Grievance Committee, 1989 – 1991
  • Akron Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee, 1984 – 1992
  • Akron Bar Association, Women in the Law, 2009 – present
  • Akron Bar Foundation fellow, 2013-present
  • Stark County Bar Association, member
  • Stark County Bar Family Law Committee, member

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, 1983
    Juris Doctor
  • University of Akron, 1980
    B.A.
    Major: English and French
  • University of Akron, Center for Dispute Resolution, 1980
    Certificate in Peace Studies

Classes and Seminars

  • Domestic Violence, Akron Family Law Seminar 2021
  • Glass Ceilings & Sticky Floors, Akron Bar Association, 2021
  • Shared Parenting Plans, Akron Bar Association, 2017
  • National Trends in Spousal Support, Akron Bar Association, 2013
  • HB 461 Spousal Support Modification, Akron Bar Association, 2013
  • Gender Fairness, Akron Bar Association, 2012
  • Property Division – Separate and Marital Real Estate, Ohio State Bar Association, 2012
  • Case Law Update, Akron Bar Association, 2009
  • Ohio Spousal Support Law, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006
  • New Ohio Family Law Legislation, Akron Bar Association, 2005
  • Ohio Spousal Support Proposals, Ohio Association of Magistrates, 2005
  • Ohio Family Law Legislation, Akron Bar Association, 2004
  • Post-Decree Children's Issues, Ohio State Bar Association Family Law Committee - Annual Conventions, 2003
  • Tax and Divorce - A Practical Approach, Ohio CLE Institute, 2003
  • Ethics and Malpractice, Akron Bar Association Family Law Section - Annual Seminar, 2002
  • New Lawyers' Seminar, Domestic Relations, Akron Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee, 2002
  • Coordination/Organization of Seminar, Ohio State Bar Association Family Law Committee - Annual Conventions, 2001 - 2002
  • Parenting Case Law Update, Akron Bar Association, Family Law Section - Annual Seminar, 2000
  • Shared Parenting Case Law Update, Akron Bar Association Family Law Section - Annual Seminar, 1999
  • Tax Aspects of Divorce in Ohio, Miscellaneous Tax Provisions and Ethics, National Business Institute, 1999
  • Coordination/Organization of Seminar, Ohio State Bar Association Family Law Committee - Annual Conventions, 1998
  • Family Law in Ohio, Analysis of Financial Information, Preparation and Trial of a Divorce Case, National Business Institute, 1996
  • Parenting Issues in Domestic Relations Cases in Ohio, Modification Proceedings, Evidentiary Problems in Initial Allocations and Modifications, National Business Institute, 1996
  • Tax Aspects of Divorce in Ohio, Miscellaneous Tax Provisions and Ethics, National Business Institute, 1995
  • Rules Update, Akron Bar Association Family Law Section - Annual Seminar, 1995
  • Case Law Update, Akron Bar Association Family Law Section - Annual Seminar, 1994
  • The New Child Support Statute, Akron Bar Association Family Law Section - Annual Seminar, 1993
  • Tax Aspects of Divorce in Ohio, Miscellaneous Tax Provisions and Ethics, National Business Institute, 1993
  • Bridge the Gap Seminar, Domestic Relations Section, Ohio CLE Institute, 1993
  • New Lawyers' Seminar, Domestic Relations Sections, Akron Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee, 1990 - 1993
  • Tax Aspects of Divorce in Ohio, Tax Treatment of Property Transfers Incident to a Divorce, Miscellaneous Tax Provisions, National Business Institute, 1992
  • Creative Approaches when Seeking Visitation and New Developments in Child Custody Cases Involving the Use or Misuse of MMPIs, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers - Annual Family Law Seminar, 1991
  • The Need to Value Marital Property, Akron Bar Association Family Law Section - Annual Seminar, 1991
  • Ethical, Procedural and Evidentiary Considerations in Sexual Abuse Cases, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers - Annual Family Law Seminar, 1990
  • Deviation from Child Support Guidelines, Akron Bar Association Family Law Section - Annual Seminar, 1989
  • Complication of Handbook of Forms for Portage, Stark and Medina, Akron Bar Association Family Law Section - Annual Seminar, 1987

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Past Lists

  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Ohio Super Lawyers list

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Office Information

Address

4030 Massillon RoadSuite B Green, OH 44685

Fax

  • 330-643-0732

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

24/7

Publication

Articles

  • Government Retirement Benefits, Sowald Morganstern Domestic Relations Law, Baldwin's Ohio Practice Series, West Group Publishers, Updated Annually, 1997-present
  • "Attorney Fees", Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio, West Publishing Co., July/August, 2003
  • "Law in the 50 States", (Reporter), American Bar Association Family Law Quarterly
  • “Networking Websites”, Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio, West Publishing Co., September/October 2010

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