Melissa Finley Williams, Esq.
Founder & Principal Attorney
Melissa Finley Williams is a St. Petersburg, Florida native. She is also the founder and principal attorney at Finley Williams Law, P.A.
Prior to establishing the Finley Williams Law Firm in St. Petersburg, Mrs. Williams spent two years in a private law office practicing in the areas of wills, trusts and estates, Medicaid planning, and VA Aid and Attendance.
She later joined a larger firm in the Orlando, Florida area and successfully grew and managed a new location for the firm in The Villages, Florida. While managing the firm's new location, Mrs. Williams focused her practice in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, Medicaid planning, VA Aid and Attendance, elder law, business law, landlord-tenant law, and homeowners association law.
Mrs. Williams also has a background in psychology, having received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida. Melissa finds her Psychology background very helpful in her legal practice, as it gives her unique insight into how best to help her clients navigate their often complicated and emotionally charged matters with ease.
- Juris Doctor, University of Florida Levin College of Law
- Bachelors of Science in Psychology, cum laude, University of Florida
- St. Pete Bar
- Manatee County Bar
- Florida Bar Elder Law Section
- Co-Chair of the Guardianship CommitteeSuncoast Estate Planning Council
- Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers
- Manatee Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers
- Board Member, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
Melissa has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, teaching "Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation” to second and third-year law students. She volunteers her time with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, helping youth reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Mrs. Williams is also a member of the Junior League of St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Williams enjoys spending time with her family on the beach, boating, and watching Gator football games.
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