Welcome to the law office of Melissa G. Thrailkill, Attorney at Law. Based in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas, Melissa’s office embodies the spirit of her local community: friendliness, creativity and positive energy. A self-described community lawyer, Melissa is dedicated to providing expert and comprehensive legal services to families, small business owners and artists of all types. When you choose Melissa as  your lawyer for your family law, small business or intellectual property questions you can expect excellence and a strong advocate, without the stuffiness and out-dated norms of the traditional law office. Melissa prides herself on putting her client as ease, thoroughly considering their thoughts and concerns so they can better understand their legal rights and options.  For Melissa, the practice of law is about helping people –helping them protect their rights, helping them find solutions to their family and business legal needs and helping them plan and achieve their personal, professional and artistic goals. Be sure to contact Melissa first when you find yourself in need of an attorney for legal consultation, advice or representation.

Counties and Cities Served

Dallas County (Dallas, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, DeSoto, Lancaster, Addison, Irving); Ellis County (Waxahachie, Red Oak, Midlothian, Venus); Denton County (Lewisville, Denton, Corinth); Collin County (McKinney, Plano); Tarrant County (Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Southlake).

Practice Areas

Family Law: Divorce, Custody, Visitation (possession and access), Child Support, Modification of Child Support and Child Custody, Grandparent Rights, Enforcement of Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support orders, Protective Orders (family and domestic violence), Child Protective Services (CPS) cases, Name Change, Adoption, Juvenile Justice and Custody issues for same-sex and “non-traditional families, Residential leases and Evictions.

Wills, Estate and Probate: Wills, Medical and Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Guardianship, Probate, Intestate (death without a will), Muniment of Title and Affidavit of Heirship, Planning for same-sex and “non-traditional” families, Planning for artists and authors with intellectual property rights, Elder Law and Adult Protective Services (“APS”) cases.

Small Business: Business formation, Contracts, Lease Agreements, Non-disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements, Business Consultation and Legal, Social Media and Marketing Planning, LLC and other Company Agreements, Vendor and Client Contracts, Copyright and Trademark protection and branding consultation.

Artists (Bands, Singer/Songwriters, Actors, Film, Fashion Designers, Photographers, Authors): Copyright and Trademark, Contracts, Licensing agreements, Project consultation and planning, Merchandise and products and Artist management.