New Web Site is Live!

As we greet 2016, it seems appropriate to launch a new web site for Melinda N. Deel, PLLC. My web site was last updated in 2012 and was looking a bit dated. My new web site features a new modern design and is optimized for mobile browsers. The web site is also integrated with my new social networking accounts on Facebook, Linked In and Twitter.

Congratulations to April and Jayne on their Adoption

You may know April and Jayne DeBoer-Rowse as the couple responsible for legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States. I met this couple over two years ago as the Lawyer-Guardian Ad Litem for one of their children.  Since then, I have been on a long journey with them. I’ve known them throughout their litigation to Read more about Congratulations to April and Jayne on their Adoption[…]

Governor Snyder Appoints Melinda Deel to Task Force

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Appointed Melinda Deel to the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect today.  Mrs. Deel is pleased to be working with Governor Snyder to protect Michigan’s most vulnerable children. Here is the press release from the Governor: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment Read more about Governor Snyder Appoints Melinda Deel to Task Force[…]

Melinda Deel Re-Elected to Oakland County Bar Association Board

This May, Melinda Deel was re-elected to a three year term to the Oakland County Bar Association Board of Directors.  Ms. Deel was elected to a one year term in 2014.  The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) has more than 3,000 members, making it the largest voluntary bar association in Michigan.  The OCBA was formally Read more about Melinda Deel Re-Elected to Oakland County Bar Association Board[…]

Melinda Deel Moderates “Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade” for the Oakland County Bar Association

The Oakland County Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee continued its Fundamentals of Juvenile Law – Year 8 brown bag lunch lecture series with “Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade: How to Effectively Communicate with Clients in Abuse/Neglect and Delinquency Cases” featuring Cecilia Quirindongo (right) of K and Q Law PLLC on Thursday, June 12, Read more about Melinda Deel Moderates “Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade” for the Oakland County Bar Association[…]

Melinda N. Deel Elected to Oakland County Bar Association Board of Directors.

Melinda N. Deel has been elected to the 2014-2015 Board of Directors for the Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA). Mrs. Deel has been an active member of the OCBA through various committee positions and program involvement over the years. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. As chairwoman of the Juvenile Read more about Melinda N. Deel Elected to Oakland County Bar Association Board of Directors.[…]

Melinda Deel Nominated Candidate for OCBA Board of Directors

Melinda Deel is pleased to announce that she was nominated as a candidate for the Oakland County Bar Association’s Board of Directors. Her candidacy has been endorsed by members of both the bench and the bar.  Ms. Deel is humbled and thrilled by this honor.     Ms. Deel is also endorsed by attorneys Nichole Read more about Melinda Deel Nominated Candidate for OCBA Board of Directors[…]

Melinda Deel Protects Sexually Abused Children From Neglectful Mother in Court of Appeals

As Lawyer-Guardian Ad Litem for sexually abused children, Melinda Deel won the termination of the parental rights of the mother who allowed it to happen. The proceedings began when the trial court authorized a petition requesting the Oakland County Circuit Court to take jurisdiction of the minor children and terminate Mother’s parental rights.  According to the petition, Read more about Melinda Deel Protects Sexually Abused Children From Neglectful Mother in Court of Appeals[…]