Melissa L. Mayer

Practice Areas

Tulane Law School, New Orleans

  • Juris Doctor (1996)

University of California, Santa Barbara

  • B.A. Sociology (1993)


  • Biography
  • Publications & Speaking
  • Memberships
  • Melissa L. Mayer is a Certified Specialist in Family Law as designated by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She is a Senior Associate at our firm and handles complex Family Law matters. Ms. Mayer is a skilled litigator, negotiator, and family law strategist.

    Always a tenacious advocate for her clients, Ms. Mayer handles a wide variety of issues in the context of both litigation and settlement. She typically represents individuals in the professional service industry including attorneys, physicians, corporate executives, business owners and entertainment industry executives. Ms. Mayer is well-versed in all aspects of family law matters, including:

    • High Conflict Custody Matters
    • Custody Rights and Timeshare
    • International and Interstate Child Custody Disputes
    • Child and Spousal Support Litigation
    • Modifications to Support Agreements and Judgments
    • Complex Property Division
    • Paternity Matters
    • Same-Sex Relationships

    Ms. Mayer regularly serves as a Family Law Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District, and served on the Executive Committee for the Family Law Inns of Court, Southern California Chapter. She actively participates in and organizes presentations featuring Family Law Judges. An experienced speaker, Ms. Mayer has presented on Family Law issues for continuing legal education programs through the Los Angeles County Bar Association for which she is an active member.

    Before joining Lewitt Hackman, Ms. Mayer represented clients in litigation, at settlement conferences and in collaborative law proceedings. She has represented parents in the successful return of their minor children under the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

    Ms. Mayer received her law degree in 1996 from Tulane Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    • State Bar of California
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
    • Executive Committee, Family Law Inns of Court

    Bar Admissions:

    • State Bar of California
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • San Fernando Valley Bar AssociatioN
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