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Attorney Melinda N. Deel

Attorney Melinda N. Deel

Melinda N. Deel, PLLC is a full service law firm located in Rochester, Michigan. The firm was founded in 2001 by Melinda N. Deel. This family-owned practice provides quality legal services with an emphasis on goal-driven representation. The firm’s principle areas of practice include: Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Patient Advocate Designations); Probating Estates; Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Guardianships and Conservatorships); Juvenile Law (Juvenile Delinquency and Child Protective Proceedings); and Appeals.

Melinda Deel is a graduate of Michigan State University – James Madison College and Michigan State University Detroit College of Law.

There are very few attorneys with the broad and distinguished experience of Melinda Deel. In law school, Melinda clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lansing, assisting in the prosecution of drug crimes and medicaid fraud. Following law school, Melinda formed her own law practice. She was later joined by her husband and formed Deel & Deel, PLLC. In 2007, Melinda was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Oakland County Bar Association. The same year, she was appointed the Judicial Staff Attorney for the Honorable Martha D. Anderson, Oakland County Circuit Court Judge. In 2009, Melinda resigned her position to spend time with her twin sons and resumed solo practice.

In 2014, Melinda was elected to the Oakland County Bar Association’s Board of Directors.  She was re-elected to a three year term in 2015.  On August 25, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed Melinda to the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.



imagesMelinda Deel knows her way around the courtroom.  She has experience on all sides of the bench.  She has served as defense counsel, Lawyer-Guardian Ad Litem,  independent prosecutor and staff attorney to a judge.


images (1)Melinda N. Deel, PLLC works with trial attorneys and litigants to provide first-rate appellate advocacy.  Melinda Deel regularly appears in the appellate courts.  She has the experience and expertise to provide excellent representation for her clients.

Practice Areas

Lexcycle_Stanza_iconOur Practice Areas include Family Law (including custody disputes, paternity, divorce, child support, spousal support, property division), Adoptions, Appeals, Juvenile Delinquency, Child Protection Proceedings, Probate Estates, Guardianships, Conservatorships and Estate Planning.