Melissa V. Bond Esq.

Melissa V. Bond Esq.

Partner
Location:
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Phone:
215-792-2015
Fax:
215 348-0428
Email:

I am an experienced Estate Attorney who has spent more than thirty years representing clients in the Courtroom and conference and board rooms. Serving as Chairperson of the Bucks County Bar Association Orphans' Court Section for two terms and being appointed by Judges of Bucks County as Guardian of many elderly persons has given me a unique perspective and insight into their needs. When you employ me to assist you with probating a Will, advertising an Estate, or filing a Petition for Guardianship, you can be assured that your loved ones will be treated with the utmost care, compassion and competency.

Your estate documents, such as wills, trusts, living wills, powers or attorney will be prepared with clear, concise and effective language to avoid conflicts and confusion in the future. Your family's confidential and delicate situations will be handled with discretion and sensitivity.

I have practiced law in Doylestown, Pennsylvania for 35 years. Additionally, I have served as Law Clerk for the President Judge of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, taught a course at Bucks County Community College on Wills and Estates, and served on the Editorial Board of the local newspaper, The Intelligencer. I was elected to and served a four-year term as a Doylestown Borough Councilwoman, and had the honor of being appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania as Chairperson of Bucks County Court Judges Nominating Committee. Currently, Melissa serves as a Trustee of Bucks County Historical Society and the President's Advisory Board of Delaware Valley University.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • 15% Family Law
  • 5% Real Estate

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1982

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D.
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina
    • B.S.
    • Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Wills & Estates, Bucks County Community College, 1991 - 1992

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as an Honored Professional in the National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals
  • Distinguished Service Award, NAACP, 1987 - Present
  • Outstanding Service - Board of Directors, Central Bucks YMCA, 1996 - 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orphans' Court Division of the Bucks County Bar Association, Past Chair
  • Bucks County Trial Court , Chair
  • Council Member of Doylestown Borough, Elected
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1980 - Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Member, 1980 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Bucks County Court of Pleas, President Judge Garb, Law Clerk, 1981 - 1982
  • Backporch Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, 1978 - 1979

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bucks County Historical Society (Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle), Trustee
  • Served as Guardian for disabled client, 1991 - 2015
  • Doylestown Borough Councilwoman, 2004 - 2008

Ancillary Businesses

  • Real Estate Broker

Languages

  • English