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Melissa Kleminski Bower

Divorce
Attorney at Stewart Law Group
Peoria, Arizona, 85381

623-505-0966
Experienced Divorce & Family Law Attorney

About Melissa Kleminski Bower

Peoria AZ Divorce Attorney

To call Melissa "wonder woman," wouldn't be far off the mark. She worked full time while attending the University of Denver Law School at night. This included a variety of jobs from front desk clerk at a hotel to the legal assistant at a law firm to admissions assistant at her school. She also held externships and participated as a volunteer in legal programs at the same time. 

But did her grade point average suffer as a result of all of this? Not at all. She graduated with a 3.6 GPA. Of course, she was no stranger to hard work. She had already received an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona. After graduation, she discovered what she wanted to do with her law degree in South New Jersey, of all places. She was a judicial clerk for a family court judge there, and it solidified her desire to practice family law

Melissa's experiences as a lawyer have mostly been smooth, but one very embarrassing moment sticks in her mind. During an opening statement in court, she accidentally said that the opposing party had "squashed" an order of protection instead of the proper word - quashed. Luckily, the judge thought it was hilarious, and the two of them had a good laugh over it. 

Outside of the office, Melissa and her husband are foodies who particularly appreciate Asian cuisines, especially the small, "hole in the wall" types of restaurants. They love to travel but don't have the opportunity as much as they'd like. While in law school, Melissa spent a month in Beijing, China for a summer abroad program, which she calls a "humbling" experience.

 In her spare time, Melissa enjoys photography and volunteering for organizations like Ask a Lawyer and Habitat for Humanity. She also loves to go to baseball games with her father; they try to make it to at least one D-backs game a month. People around the office call Melissa "funny," "compassionate," and "fair." She realizes that her clients are going through one of the hardest times of their lives, and she believes in complete honesty about what they can expect. She also firmly believes in communicating with her clients to keep them involved every step of the way. Of course, if Melissa is your attorney, you can be sure that she will try to help you reach a resolution outside of the courtroom if at all possible.


What to Expect from Stewart Law Group 

Expect the highest quality representation from our legal team. With our careful guidance, you will begin making substantive plans for a better tomorrow. We have your legal needs covered, whether you are a new parent or mature spouse with adult children. Whether you hope to protect wealth for your family’s future, discuss the legal and practical pros and cons of a prenuptial agreement, or have a trustee or conservator appointed for an elderly parent. It’s what we do.

  • Unique Representation

You want individualized representation. Life circumstances, goals, objectives, expectations, desires, needs – these are all uniquely yours. We respect your individuality and what you hope to achieve for yourself and your loved ones. Our client-focused representation will be precisely tailored to your legal situation. There is no place for boilerplate representation at Stewart Law Group. In facilitating the case, your attorney will navigate the court system with everything that entails. From the initial filing to final resolution by settlement or trial, including appeal when necessary.

  • Strategic Representation

You want an action plan with the greatest likelihood of success. Our results oriented-team will help you develop a legal strategy that resolves all outstanding issues in the most favorable manner possible. We will apply our talents, experience, and extensive resources to advance your specific goals given the circumstances and applicable law in your case. Victory requires meticulous preparation, something we are well known for. Because no attorney can guarantee the judge will rule favorably or the other party will settle, we thoroughly prepare for every contingency.

  • Reasonable Fees, Extensive Resources

You want superb legal representation for a reasonable fee. Rely on our professional integrity to never waste client resources. Our transparent rate structure allows you to anticipate what your legal expenses will be at each and every step in the process. Will legal decision-making require a child custody evaluation? Will spousal maintenance involve a rehabilitation expert? Will a psychiatric evaluation be needed? Will complex assets need an expert valuation? You will be able to anticipate fees and costs so you can commit to a realistic legal strategy with your attorney. This will be true with every issue you face as the spouse in a divorce. As the parent seeking a modified parenting plan. As the principal of a Last Will or Trust Declaration. Or as the heir-devisee-beneficiary in a contested probate proceeding.

  • Technological Representation

You want access to your legal team and case information on your schedule. Stewart Law Group implements the best case management systems technology offers. Truth is, we’re really into it. Put our team spirit for success and outstanding customer service to work for you. By leveraging technology, we provide you with easy-to-manage tools intended to remove barriers, improve access, and enhance communication with attorneys and staff. We make it easy for you to stay fully engaged as your case progresses. You will get updates on scheduling, court filings, deadlines, orders, notices, and any important changes. By running a tight ship, we achieve the best possible results for every client. You will never be overlooked, slighted, or left in a lurch without information.

Why Choose Stewart Law Group to Represent You?

The answer is simple. Our experience. Our integrity. Our success rate. Our reputation. Our dedication to helping Arizona families.

    Firm Details

  • Year this Office was Established
  • 2004
  • COVID-19 Measures
  • Virtual Consultation Open for Business
  • Operating Hours
  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: CLOSED
    Sunday: CLOSED
  • Free Consultation
  • No
  • Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Accepted Forms of Payments
  • Credit Cards
  • Licenses & Credentials
  • Melissa’s experiences as a lawyer have mostly been smooth, but one very embarrassing moment sticks in her mind. During an opening statement in court, she accidentally said that the opposing party had “squashed” an order of protection instead of the proper word – quashed. Luckily, the judge thought it was hilarious, and the two of them had a good laugh over it.
  • Educational Background
  • But did her grade point average suffer as a result of all of this? Not at all. She graduated with a 3.6 GPA. Of course, she was no stranger to hard work. She had already received an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona. After graduation, she discovered what she wanted to do with her law degree in South New Jersey, of all places. She was a judicial clerk for a family court judge there, and it solidified her desire to practice family law
  • Associations & Memberships
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (2004 – Present)
    Arizona Women Lawyers Association (2004 – Present)
    American Bar Association, Family Law Section (2004 – Present)
    American Bar Association (2000 – Present)
  • Honors & Awards
  • “10 Best” Attorney by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2018-2020)
    “10 Best” Female Attorney by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2016-2019)
    The National Advocates Top 100 by The National Advocates (2018)

    Contact Details

  • Law Firm Name
  • Stewart Law Group
  • Online Social Profiles
  • Phone Number
  • 623-505-0966
  • Location
  • 14050 N 83rd Ave
    Peoria, Arizona, 85381
    United States
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