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Melanie A. Haynes

Melanie A. Haynes

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  • Family Law (divorce, custody, paternity, child support, protection from abuse and stalking) 100%

I am a family law attorney with over 18 years of legal experience, with the majority in divorce, paternity, custody and domestic law. I believe most cases are more successful if the case is resolved via agreement of the parties rather than trial and will use every tool possible to try to get a successful settlement; however, if that isn't possible I have experience with all levels of adversarial hearings including even the most complex custody disputes and divorce trials. 

Prior to opening my own firm, I worked for the Johnson County District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor and was a police officer for five years prior to that. I also have experience as a pro tem Judge in civil and criminal courts.

Your case will be a priority with me and you will feel confident that I will be able to present your position in the most positive light possible. I firmly believe in paying attention to detail in all of my cases. 


  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. - 2004
  • Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
    • B.S. - 1994
    • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Kansas, 2004
  • Johnson County KS District Attorney's Office, Prosecutor, 2003 to 2004
  • Johnson County KS Sheriff's Office, Deputy Sheriff, 1996 to 2002
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member, 2004 to Present