A passionate and highly skilled family lawyer, Melissa regularly advocates on behalf of clients in high conflict custody and access disputes, represents clients in the collaborative resolution of family law matters and manages complex financial matters for a broad spectrum of low to high net worth clients. Melissa appears before the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice.
Graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2010, Melissa completed an intensive clinical program in mediation and served as duty counsel to the Osgoode Legal Aid Clinic as part of her studies. She articled with a major government tribunal, subsequently completing her Master’s degree at the University of Toronto. After practicing law in downtown Toronto for some years Melissa returned to her hometown of Oakville, Ontario to practice exclusively in family law and estate litigation.
She currently serves on the executive of the Ontario Bar Association, is the President of the Halton County Law Association and regularly volunteers with youth in the Halton community.
Melissa joined our team in January of 2013 and is one of the founding members of the firm.
With the aid of Claire Atkinson Senior law clerk both were given a challenging agreement that my ex-husband breached after a lengthy marriage. The agreement for family law was not your norm, but they started digging and digging, digesting, analyzing and putting all it’s pieces together. Also, the bad attitude and matters they had to endure from my ex-husband’s lawyer were certainly not justified. Finally we came to a conclusion to settle, Melissa’s negotiating skills and alertness were superior. I strongly would recommend Melissa as a legal representation in a heartbeat. Thank You Melissa & Claire. Melissa is a superb lawyer who have worked with me through my heart-wrenching case involving myself and my ex for the past year. She is like a pitbull in action with superb and noteworthy of recognition, holding high standards of client care and having great expertise in the field of family law..
My Ex-wife was unreasonable and unwilling to negotiate a fair contract which would allow both of us to move on with our lives. The first attorney I used was great but inexperienced. My Ex partners lawyer was a seasoned veteran, needless to say he had his way with us during the initial 4 way meeting. After months of opposing council stonewalling I switched to Melissa. I was impressed by her confidence, poise and maturity for such a young lawyer. She was immediately able to get the ball rolling. In court she made my Ex-wife’s lawyer look as if he just graduated from law school, always 3 steps ahead of him. All I wanted out of this very difficult ordeal was to have a chance to move forward with my life. With the aide of her law clerk (Eryne Crough) Melissa Fedsin was able to procure a settlement that was even better than I had anticipated. I can’t thank Melissa Fedsin enough, truly she is the best of the best! Melissa is absolutely a fantastic lawyer and I highly recommend her. I just read the previous review and I had the exact same experience. A long drawn out 5 year divorce battle and Melissa was my 5th lawyer who by far was the BEST and brought it to conclusion. She is incredibly bright and has a huge capacity and remembers details that I couldn’t even remember. She is tenacious and professional and at the same time was able to gain the trust of my ex and convince him to negotiate which no other lawyer could do as he was highly unreasonable. The end result was full custody, no spousal payments and a settlement that was palatable. I cannot say enough about Melissa other than don’t waste your time dealing with anyone else especially if you are going through a high conflict divorce. Truly an outstanding lawyer who has a very big and bright future ahead of her.
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