Melissa Pearce completed her studies at the University of Newcastle, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Psychology and English) in 2014, and with a Diploma of Legal Practice and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2016. Melissa was admitted as a Solicitor in the NSW Supreme Court and the Australian High Court in early 2017, and joined CBD Law in April 2017 as their Family Law solicitor. Melissa has helped many clients to successfully finalise their Family Law matters, and has worked on a number of complex cases.
Throughout the course of her Diploma of Legal Practice, Melissa completed practical legal training with the University of Newcastle Legal Centre in their Law on the Beach program, the Hunter Community Legal Centre, Resolve Family Law, Harper's Legal, and Legal Aid Newcastle in their Family Law department. Melissa's interest in the area of Family Law has been unwavering, and her current career aspiration is to become an Accredited Specialist in Family Law.
Outside of the office, Melissa likes to escape into the wonderful world of fiction novels and also enjoys a good computer game. Although these leisurely activities have been reduced somewhat as Melissa welcomed her first child in September 2022, and her time is now divided between continuing the work she loves in our firm, and raising her beautiful little girl.
Melissa has a passion for helping others, and wants to help you with your Family Law matter. She offers a first half hour free initial consultation to help you work through your options.