Melissa Boyd

Melissa Boyd

Boyd & Early Family Law


About Us


University of Baltimore School of Law, JD

Admitted to Practice

Pennsylvania, 2001 New Jersey, 2002 Maryland, 1999 U.S. District Court of Maryland, 2000

AAML Position(s) Held

  • Board of Examiners 2017-2020, 2022-presentBoard of Governors 2017-2020

Legal Organizations

  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) December 2001 to present Family Law Section Second Vice Chair (Will ascend through Executive Committee ranks) 2021-2022 Secretary 2020-2021 Treasurer (Will ascend through Executive Committee ranks) 2019-2020 Elected Member, PBA Family Law Section Council (3 Year Term) 2007-2010, 2011-2014 Executive Committee 2013-2014, 2019-present Member, Program Committee 2009-2012 Co-Chair, Membership Committee 2014-present Chair, Custody Local Rules Committee 2011 Women in the Profession Membership Development Committee—PBA FLS Liaison 2019-present
  • Member, Montgomery County Bar Association (MBA) February 2004 to present Board of Directors (3 Year Term) 2012-2014 Member, Executive Committee 2012-2015 Law Reporter Committee (3 Year Term) (Chair in 2013) 2011-2013 Judiciary Committee (3 Year Term) 2014-2018 Leadership Academy 2014-2015 Long Range Planning Committee (3 Year Term) 2014-2018Family Law Section of MBA Chair 2015 Vice Chair 2014 Secretary 2013 Treasurer 2012 Chair of Equitable Distribution/Alimony Committee 2009 Chair of the Custody Committee 2006, 2011Women in Law Committee Co-Chair 2011Community Outreach Committee, Co-Chair 2012-presentChild Advocacy CommitteeNominating Committee 2015, 2016Awards Committee, Chair 2017Diversity Committee Law and Liberty Civics Program, Educator to 6th Grade Students (Norristown) 2011-present Membership Development Committee, Co-Chair 2021
  • Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project Board of Directors 2015-present Volunteer Attorney 2011-present
  • Legal Aid of Montgomery County, PA, Volunteer Attorney 2008-present
  • Montgomery Bar Foundation, Fellow 2013-present
  • Member Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court 2004 to 2016
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association November 2002 to present
  • Member, Baltimore City Bar Association February 2000-August 2001
  • Associate Member, Philadelphia County Bar Association 2001 to present
  • Associate Member, Bucks County Bar Association 2016 to present

CLE Presentations

  • Presenter, PBA FLS Meeting, AAML” Timing is Everything January 2023Presenter, PBI, Gray Divorce: Issues and Considerations 2022 June 2022Presenter, PBA FLS Winter Meeting, AAML, Hot Tips January 2022Moderator, PBA FLS: Asset or Income? Let’s Spin the Wheel and Find Out! July 2019Moderator, Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families Annual Awareness Event: -Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” October 2018Presenter PBI: The Lawyers’ Guide to Appraisals and Appraisers August 2018Presenter PBA FLS: The Evolution of Family Law: Past, Present and Future July 2018Presenter MBA FLS: Avoiding Pitfalls of QDROs and the Valuation and Division of Retirement Benefits June 2018Presenter PBI: Child Custody: Practice Ready Skills Training February 2017, October 2017Presenter PBA FLS: The Secret of Support Remedies January 2017Presenter PBI: A Family of Laws for Family Lawyers June 2016Presenter PBI: The Second Season: Issues in Divorce Over Fifty 2012, 2015Presenter PBI: 20 Hot Tips in Family Law May 2015Program Moderator PBI: Intersection of Legal and Mental Health Issues in Custody Cases October 2014Program Moderator PBA FLS: Valuation of Small Businesses in Divorce Matters July 2014Course Planner/Presenter PBI-Pennsylvania’s Custody Act 112 – 2 ½ Years Later And Still Evolving 2013Presenter/Author MBA Toby Lynn Dickman Practicum 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2018Presenter/Author MBA Joint Family Law/Elder Law Seminar 2006, 2011Presenter/Author PBI Family Law Institute 2006, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018Presenter/Author PBI Family of Laws for Family Lawyers 2012, 2014, 2016Presenter PBI Family Law in the Internet Age October 2012Presenter/Author PBI Slicing Up the Pie: Property Division in Pennsylvania 2010, 2012, 2015-2017Presenter PBI Drafting Marital Settlements February 2009Presenter Execusense Webinar: What Family Lawyers Need to Know About Using Facebook as an Effective Tool for Online Evidence November 2010Presenter PBI Pennsylvania’s New Custody Statute January 2011Presenter PBA FLS: Extra! Extra! Pennsylvania’s New Custody Statute Enacted! January 2011Presenter PBI Family Lawyer’s Divorce Tool Kit October 2011Presenter/Author PBI Family Law Section Winter/Summer Meeting ongoingRoutine Presenter, Team Leader, Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court February 2004 to present

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