Melissa R. DeVantier


Melissa R. DeVantier


Legal Services

Practicing law since 2005, Melissa assists individuals and families with their estate and business planning needs. Her role extends from the design and drafting of wills and trusts to the coordination of powers of attorney and marital property agreements. On the business side, she advises business owners and stakeholders on a range of topics, including the formation of limited liability companies (LLCs), corporate entities and non-profits. She also guides clients through buying and selling businesses, mergers, buy-sell agreements, customer contracts, and succession planning as well as residential real estate transactions.

Melissa enjoys working with clients, developing lasting relationships with the families and business owners whom she assists. Her greatest compliment is being told that she turned a complex concept into one that was easily understood and put people at ease.


J.D., 2004, DePaul University – College of Law
M.B.A., 2004, DePaul University – Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
B.S., 2001, Valparaiso University

Bar Admissions


Community Activities


Attorney Volunteer, Lutheran Social Services Senior Connection
Director, Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley, Inc.
Director, Fox Valley Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Inc.
Guest Lecturer, Fox Valley Technical College — E-Seed Entrepreneurship Training

More About Melissa

Melissa and her husband, John, were eager to raise their family in the Fox Valley and had the opportunity to relocate here in 2005. Together, they keep busy with their three children, Ella, Sam and Lucy, and their Golden Retriever, Marti. Melissa loves to read, and enjoys playing outside with her family in Appleton and “up north,” including wakeboarding, waterskiing, hiking, camping and sledding.