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Meet Melissa Youngman

Orlando Bankruptcy Attorney


With more than a decade of legal experience, Melissa represents individuals facing bankruptcy, as well as creditors and trustees in all types of bankruptcy and related matters. She strives to provide each and every client with the dedicated, one-on-one attention they deserve, offering compassionate guidance and skilled representation every step of the way. Whether you are considering filing for bankruptcy, need assistance determining which type of bankruptcy is the right option for your unique situation, or are a large insurance company or mortgage servicer in need of legal representation, Melissa is prepared to help you navigate the complex legal process.

After obtaining her B.A. from the University of Florida in 1998, Melissa went on to earn her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2002. During her time in law school, she served as an intern for the Honorable Joanna Seybert, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. She then went on to serve as a partner at the Am Law 200 firm of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP. She spent nearly 14 years representing creditors, trustees, and debtors before ultimately opening her own practice in 2016.

Melissa is active in the bankruptcy law community. She serves as an Advisory Board Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop and is a past Board Member of the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association. She remains active in the bankruptcy bar in Florida and has been invited to speak at numerous seminars and professional conferences across the nation. She has spoken on topics including both consumer and business bankruptcy law matters.


  • St. John’s University School of Law: J.D.; 2002
  • University of Florida: B.A.; 1998

Professional Memberships

  • Advisory Board for the American Bankruptcy Institute's Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Past Board Member

Speaking Engagements

  • ABI Southeastern Bankruptcy Workshop - 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 - Moderator and/or Panelist
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Annual Spring Meeting 2015 - Panelist
  • National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees Annual Conference 2014 - Panelist
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association Seminar 2011 - Panelist
  • Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal Symposium 2011 – Panelist

To learn more about how Melissa can assist you with your bankruptcy law matter, call (407) 378-6795 to schedule a free consultation.

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