Melissa Graham-Hurd is an exceptional lawyer. She represented me in a child custody case. She is very knowledgeable regarding law and the Summit county court system. I found her to be a compassionate, no nonsense advocate who is down to earth. She fights for what you want as well as advises to what is or is not in your best interest.  She is punctual and represents herself and client(s) with professionalism. I have and will continue to recommend her.


I've retained this exceptionally competent attorney for more than a decade now. She has NEVER once made me wait for a return call or email. She is praised among many for her ability to put the children first, just as a parent does for their child. Family law is no joke. The ins and outs are always changing. This attorney and her associates work hard to stay informed and prepared. Don't settle for less.


I got Melissa’s name from a previous client who sang her praises. I’m very glad I sought her out because Melissa got me through a tough divorce. She is a good listener and was very understanding of my situation of which she always gave me good advice. Melissa has a great knowledge of the family law and presents herself professionally. She is well respected among her colleagues and I would recommend her services. Melissa also has a great office staff! Thank you, Melissa and Melissa!


Over the past 10 years, Melissa has been working on my domestic case, in which we ultimately won.  Melissa really knows her stuff. She maintains a cool and calm head through the entire process, is exceptionally detailed, thorough and organized, and is very conscious of watching the budget. Her technical knowledge of the law and deep understanding of the challenges of disparate families only exemplifies her ability and dedication to ensuring that a fair outcome is reached and that her clients are taken care of.  I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone who is looking for a serious attorney who puts the best interests of children as their number one priority.


Melissa Graham Hurd and Erin Dazey are exceptional Lawyers. I had the pleasure of both of them on my Custody case. While things did not turn out how I wanted them to, they fought hard and were exceptional in the court room. I found this lawyer on the internet. And chose her by looking through many. (And always remember it’s up to the judge not the lawyer how the case turns out.) Thank you!


Top notch domestic relations attorney. She responds promptly to phone and/or email inquiries and gives sound advice based on her experience with the court (magistrates and judges) and her peers within the "industry". Her record-keeping is commendable...I contacted her recently reference a critical document I was missing from a divorce proceeding 15 years ago and she was able to retrieve it from her files the same day!

Gary B.

Melissa is one of the most understanding, helpful, and comforting lawyers I have ever met. She is truly a great example of a professional in her field. She is extremely knowledgeable and has a strong sense of the value of time to her clients and is very fast in handling client needs. I was always informed of everything and never left in dark on what was taking place. I would highly recommend anyone seeking legal advice or representation should contact Mrs. Melissa Graham-Hurd.

Robert S.

There aren't enough words to express my gratitude towards Melissa. She is brilliant, patient, caring, persistent, and so much more. Melissa truly cares for her clients and understands the situations people encounter. Melissa truly does what's best for children and fights hard for fairness. Melissa is the best and I am extremely grateful for her. Melissa is the only attorney anyone needs for family help, child custody, and anything else. Thank you Melissa!

Scottie G.

 I made a number of client referrals to Melissa and never heard anything but positive feedback.

Bert C.

Melissa is unique among attorneys. She is very competent in law and also able to effectively practice the art and skill of mediation. Very professional and understanding in difficult client situations.

Norma D.

Melissa is a great Attorney and keen business person. Her clients recognize the value of her legal expertise and just as importantly, she recognizes the value of their relationship. Highly recommended!

Sean S.

Melissa took the time to understand my situation and helped to create a plan that put our children first.  She answered all of my questions in a timely manner, explained the process in detail, and offered excellent legal counsel at a very fair price.  I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking help with family law.

Toby R.

Clients represented by Melissa Graham-Hurd benefit from her sterling knowledge of Ohio family law, sophisticated understanding of the court system, the respect she has gained from her peers, and her ability to empower, educate, and support clients through the process start to finish.  Her office is incredibly compassionate and responsive.  She should be the first and only attorney you call.

Jennie D.

Melissa was terrific in helping me through all phases of a traumatic change in my life. She listened to the details of my situation, answered many, many, many questions, knew what to do and the best way to do it to successfully: handle a real estate agreement from the opposing lawyer, change deeds on properties, help settle the division of possessions, write new will, set up new power of attorney, cancel old will, cancel old power of attorney, check for liens on properties, check on payment of property tax, etc. She knew what to do and how to do it to make certain that my best interests were always taken to the highest level. I could get information via a phone call, email, office visit or mail. I would recommend Melissa to anyone who I wanted to help with their situation.

Sally J.

 Melissa brought structure and order to a chaotic divorce case.

William S.

Melissa takes the time to listen and hear her clients, she is a joy to work with and is diligent in her work. I recommend her without reservation.

Ned P.

I found Melissa completely by luck with a random telephone call. The first thing I noticed about her was that she was an excellent listener, she is also quite honest and a person of integrity. These are wonderful qualities to be found in a domestic law attorney. Her professional knowledge, competence, and understanding of the law is exceptional, and the way she explains things is of the utmost help to anyone going through such a difficult process. When you have to travel a difficult road in life, you need all of the wonderful help you can get. I can honestly and truthfully say that Melissa has helped me so well to travel down that difficult road in my life. Thank you so much, Melissa!

Michael V.

When I first went to meet with Melissa, I had no idea what to expect, but all I had were some preconceived notions about how it would go with a divorce, along with a head that was jam packed full of advice from experienced and inexperienced peers who knew in their own minds what I should do, what I should "go after", what is best for all concerned. Needless to say, my head was spinning out of control. I was nervous and unsure. I soon changed my way of thinking, because with Melissa and her staff I found professionalism... an ethical and fair treatment of the issues that came up along the way (for both parties involved) ... a calming confidence in their knowledge of the law... they were patient with me in my impatience, and a willingness to just listen when things got a little crazy for me. Thank you, Melissa, Rebecca, and Melissa.

Anonymous, from Avvo.com

Melissa Graham-Hurd is a professional wonder in her field. Something I have not always come across with someone of her like experience and qualifications. She is a breath of fresh air when it comes to honesty. She tells it like it is even if you don't what to hear it but, what good is sugar coating when your family is at stake? She always answers your questions so that you understand your case and always checks to make sure she's fighting for exactly what you are hoping.  She was a very understanding and knowledgeable often finding solutions to dead ends. She helped me save my kids!

A continued client

I came to Melissa shortly after my ex-husband said he was finished with our marriage last February of 2016. From day one, Melissa was encouraging and helpful as she walked me through the difficult process of filing for a divorce. Sixteen months later and with the divorce finalized we are still working on some finishing touches but I could not have walked this walk without her. She is a true professional and does her job well, very caring and encouraging out of court and a confident defender in court. I would highly recommend her to anyone else going through this most difficult process.


When I went looking for a divorce lawyer I was overwhelmed. I read a lot of profiles and one word stood out when I read Melissa’s. Compassionate. I was a mess and needed a strong, experienced, yet compassionate attorney. I also did not want to find myself paying for needless hours of attorney fees and a bill equal to my year’s salary. My first and second meeting with Melissa were fact finding missions. When it came time to pull the trigger, I knew I was in good hands and that all would be handled efficiently and at a very reasonable billing. Between Melissa and her staff, my timely needs and requests were filled to the letter. I would highly recommend Melissa to any man or woman needing a compassionate, experienced, strong and fair attorney in their corner.


Melissa Graham-Hurd is an excellent attorney.   She came highly recommended from several other attorneys so has the respect of her peers.  In addition, she knows the law and the Summit County court system and people very well, which is a notable advantage.  She is highly professional and always stayed on top of when things were due and when we needed to appear in court. My divorce was very contentious and went on for several years including going to the Court of Appeals so we got to know each well.   She took time to answer my numerous questions about the law and what would happen in court.  She was also willing to fight for what I wanted but would provide me valuable feedback when she thought what I was requesting would not be to my advantage.  She did a phenomenal job presenting my case to both the Domestic Relations Court and Court of Appeals.  I highly recommend her services.