Melissa was excellent. She was able to take my case on a short notice and guide me through every step. She was very responsive and easily reachable; she answered all my questions throughout the process thoroughly. Melissa is very knowledgeable thanks to her extensive experience in family law. She was also able to see ahead of any potential problem areas and prepare for it. She is very courteous and professional in her guidance which focused on content, structure, and process. I would definitely recommend her and her team to anyone!


I will never be able to thank Melissa and Erin enough for their kindness, professionalism, and dedication to my case. It was a very long 2.5-year battle, but the outcome was more than I could have ever hoped for. They have always responded to emails very quickly. I was amazed at the fact that they remembered every detail of my case, even things I had trouble recalling. If you ever feel you are in a position where custody of your child needs to change, I highly recommended you contact them! They will advocate for you and your child, while always being honest with you about what is in your best interest.  


Hands down, the BEST lawyers!! They are caring and understanding. I am always referring everyone here


I was extremely satisfied with the very knowledgeable and professional legal services I received from the attorneys at the Melissa Graham-Hurd and Associates. I appreciated the friendly and respectful manner I was afforded by the staff. During meetings, information was shared and explained to me in a clear manner and I was provided with all necessary documents. My questions were responded to in a consistent and timely manner. The website contains numerous helpful resources. I highly recommend this attorney group.

B. F.

I live out of state and found Attorney Graham-Hurd on the AVVO website. From the very first consultation with her, I knew I had connected with the right lawyer to represent me on my divorce. I had a complicated divorce that lasted a few years and in addition, were the complexities of having to navigate it from another state. Melissa represented me very well. She was extremely strategic, competent, always prepared for our meetings, she responded quickly to any questions I had, and was extremely thorough in the way she conducted her investigations and wrote up her briefs. At every step, she was transparent and really did her very best to represent me. I had a positive outcome and I don't believe the outcome could have been any better. I can't say anything negative about her and I would not hesitate to hire her again. She was simply outstanding.

Cecilia M.

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value They are very honest about what to expect as well as very honest about what to expect cost wise. They were all ways quick to respond and answered any questions i had directly and in a manner i could understand. I would highly recommend them for representation.

Jeff S.

Positive: Quality I highly recommend these people!! Amazing service!! They were very helpful in a very tuff time in my life. They kept me and my children in best interests. They are very good at what they do!! Thank you so much!!!

David G.

I am grateful for the help they provided throughout my divorce they were there for me during all the hardships and the blessings that come with something like this that happens in your life. I would recommend them to anyone that needs help.

T. C.

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value They were amazing. Very helpful right from the very first phone call to the last email. I would highly recommend this team to anybody in need they won’t stop until they get you what you deserve

Mike D.

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Melissa and her team provided me with so much comfort and reassurance regarding my case. She was so knowledgeable and made sure that I knew all the facts associated with the process. She left me feeling with a sense of peace and I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is experiencing custody issues.

S. F.

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value An excellent experience! Melissa Graham- Hurd and her associates were very thorough with the services that they provided me. They listened to what I had to say and explained the process every step of the way. Pricing was reasonable and in line with other law firms. I would highly recommend using their services. I thank them for everything they've assisted me with.

V. R.

True professionals and highly knowledgeable! For a few years I have worked with this office and have not been let down. They are experienced, skilled and are willing to help night practice day. Information and replies were provided within 24 hours. I recommend their services to all whom need family law assistance.

D. W.

Melissa and her team were very professional and kind through the entire divorce process. Her team was always available and responded lightning fast to any questions I had. Melissa laid out our plan from the beginning and never pushed an agenda to bump up costs. I can't say enough about her and her team. Kind and passionate and always took the fair route. If you are looking for a lawyer with experience and who understands the process, look no further. Melissa is HIGHLY recommended!


I had no idea how to navigate through the custody process. Melissa and her team were very knowledgeable and understanding through the process. I would recommend them to any person having to go through custody issues.

C. A.

I greatly commend Melissa Graham-Hurd and her associates for the manner in which they handled my divorce case. I am extremely satisfied with the resolution of my legal matters. Having diligently researched law firms, I ultimately chose Melissa Graham-Hurd and am grateful my expectations were not only met but were in fact exceeded. Throughout the process her professional experience and leadership was very impressive while being caring and considerate. Melissa Graham-Hurd is an attorney you can fully trust and not worry if she will listen to you and communicate with you responsively and respectfully. Melissa and her team took care of me and I will always have the greatest respect and highest recommendation.

Mark S.

Attorney Graham-Hurd provided excellent service in a timely fashion. I found her to be competent, professional, caring and quite willing to help. I would recommend her highly!

Andrew S.

Melissa was very helpful and informative. She handled our case and our situation very well. She’s very attentive and on top of things. Our outcome was exactly what we wanted and we would definitely recommend her.

Breanne S.

My divorce was very stressful and while I wanted it to be over quickly, that was not the case. Sometimes things are beyond your control, but I could not have made it through without Melissa and her team. They are very personable as well as knowledgeable. They were very helpful explaining every step of the process and answering any dumb question I had. Melissa and Erin stood up for me when I didn’t stand up for myself and for that I am grateful. Highly Recommended!


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.


Going through a divorce is probably the most traumatic experiences one can endure.  You don’t know where to start.  Often more questions, than answers.  All your friends offer the very best non-professional advice that many times may not be right.  If you are the one served with Papers, you don’t have long to respond.  For those that reach this, I hope that I have done some homework for you.  For Summit County Ohio which has its own intricacies, I recommend Melissa Graham-Hurd and her staff of professionals.  They are trained, equipped, and heartfelt in regards to guiding you through the process.  You won’t feel alone, on an island.  In many cases, and being realistic, with big law firms the service is non-personalized.  With the Graham-Hurd law firm you get the benefit of a small, lean, very personable and professional organization.  The expected outcome of any divorce should be fairness.  I can state, with the Graham-Hurd law firm, that’s their goal.  Fairness for their client.  Perhaps a myth, but men have a disadvantage in Summit County.  Again, Melissa and team have the professional expertise and desire to keep the playing field level.  My rating is A+ - Highly recommended.

Corey K.

Best attorney I've ever had working on personal matters of all kinds

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I can’t thank your team enough for your help. Everyone at your office is friendly & professional. Erin & Melissa were thorough, knowledgeable & set realistic expectations. They were not afraid to fight for me, but we were able to settle out of court with a better result than I expected thanks to their negotiation skills. I will certainly use Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates if I need an attorney in the future.

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