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Melinda M. Sloma

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Melinda Sloma, Owner/Managing Partner

Melinda M. Sloma opened Sloma Law Group in 2012. She was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. She attended Albion College and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy graduating Magna Cum Laude with Honors. Melinda went on to attend Michigan State University Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in child and family advocacy. Melinda practices in the areas of family law, defamation, inmate civil rights and general civil litigation. She is admitted to practice in the state of Arizona, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Melinda has a broad range of family law and civil litigation experience, including having successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Melinda is currently an Executive Board Member of the Maricopa County Bar Association. She was appointed as Secretary in 2016 and Treasurer in 2017. Prior to her appointment on the Executive Board, she served as a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer's Division and held numerous positions on the board, including President in 2013. Melinda has volunteered at shelters for victims of domestic violence and the homeless through the LAWS (Legal Assistance to Women and Shelters) program which provides informational seminars regarding bankruptcy, family law, and domestic violence issues to those in need. She is also a fellow with the Sandra Day O’Connor Inn of Court, where she served as Secretary for the 2013-2014 term.

ADMITTED:

2007, State Bar of Arizona
2008, United States District Court, District of Arizona
2012, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

LAW SCHOOL:

Michigan State University College of Law
(J.D. 2007 with certificate in Child and Family Advocacy)

UNDERGRADUATE:

Albion College (B.A. in Philosophy with Honors, 2004)

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

Managing Attorney - Doyle Law Group October 2011-September 2012
Associate Attorney - Doyle Law Group February 2008-October 2011
Law Clerk - Lawson Cruttenden and Co., London England January 2003-May 2003

MEMBER:

State Bar of Arizona
American Bar Association
Maricopa County Bar Association, Executive Board Member 2015
Maricopa County Bar Association, Secretary 2016
Maricopa County Bar Association, Treasurer 2017
Maricopa County Bar Association, Jail Reform Committee Chair 2017
Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyer's Board 2013 President
Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyer's Board - Director 2008-2014
Maricopa County Bar Association 2009 Law Week Chair and 2009-2015 presenter for the Maricopa County Bar
Association Legal Assistance to Women in Shelter's (LAWS) program for victims of domestic violence
Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of Court Member
Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of Court Secretary 2013/2014

HONORS:

Selected to the 2014-2017 Southwest Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice
Received “Five-Star”, and “10 out of 10” Rating on AVVO
1999 Siemens Westinghouse Co-Scholarship Recipient for a science project entitled “Can the Production of Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) Be Altered to Control Neurodegenerative Disorders.”

PUBLICATIONS:

Ms. Sloma published monthly articles for the 2013 issues of the Maricopa Lawyer. 

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