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Melanie A. Lewis

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Client-focused approach ensuring that each individual receives thoughtful and effective estate planning and probate services.

Melanie Lewis is a dedicated probate and estate planning attorney known for her personalized and compassionate approach to legal services. Since 2018, she has been drafting estate planning and real estate documents for various law firms and a university estate clinic. In her most recent position, she managed estate administration from client onboarding to asset distribution, drafted probate documents, communicated with clients, and researched county-specific orphan's court rules.

In her previous roles, Melanie conducted initial client meetings, drafted a variety of estate planning documents including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, and prepared real estate closing documents. She also handled Medicaid and long-term care planning and provided research support to answer complex estate and real estate questions. Before focusing on estate planning, Melanie gained litigation experience by working in a courthouse and a law office where she developed her legal research and writing skills. 

Melanie holds a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law and completed her undergraduate degree at Huntington University in Indiana. Before entering law school, she worked with a special education student, an experience that honed her empathy.

Clients appreciate Melanie's personable nature and her genuine interest in their cases. She is skilled at conducting thorough initial intake meetings and tailoring estate plans to each client's needs. Melanie's ability to listen attentively and connect with clients makes her a trusted advocate.

In addition to her legal career, Melanie is a published poet and an avid baseball fan. 

Education

Duquesne University School of Law (JD)
Huntington University (BA),
  • magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Estates & Trusts
  • Fiduciary Services & Risk Management

Departments

  • Business & Finance

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member

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Education

Duquesne University School of Law (JD)
Huntington University (BA)
  • magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Estates & Trusts
  • Fiduciary Services & Risk Management

Departments

  • Business & Finance

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member

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