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Lawyer

Melissa J. Avery, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1995, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1995, Indiana 1997, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Indiana 1997.

Background

Avery, Melissa J. was born on May 29, 1969 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Joe Morris Toeller and Sharon Lee Parker.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Ohio University, 1991. Juris Doctor, Capital University, 1994.

Career

Associate Terry L. Thomas Company, Legal Professional Association, Columbus, 1994—1998, Phelps & Fara, Indianapolis, 1998—2003. Partner Avery & Cheerva LLP, since 2003. Member Marion County Family Court Task Force, Indianapolis, since 2000, Marion County Family Law Rules Committee, Indianapolis, since 2002.

Lecturer in field.

Achievements

  • Bar: Ohio 1995, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1995, Indiana 1997, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Indiana 1997.

Membership

Fellow: American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers, Indiana State Bar Association (certified family law specialist 2002, committee co-chair 2002-2004, secretary family law section since 2008). Member: American Bar Association (committee vice chair 2003-2004, 2006, family law section, member council, committee chair since 2007), Indianapolis Bar Association (chair family law section 2002).

Connections

Married Bryan Keith Avery, November 8, 1997. Children: Preston James, Paige Evelyn.

father:
Joe Morris Toeller

mother:
Sharon Lee Parker

spouse:
Bryan Keith Avery

child:
Preston James Avery

child:
Paige Evelyn Avery