Melanie J. Wender

215-230-7500, ext. 161

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Practice Groups


  • B.A., cum laude, Kenyon College, 2006
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


Melanie J. Wender is a dedicated and supportive advocate for individuals and families facing the sensitive issues involved in family law matters. Ms. Wender focuses her practice exclusively in all aspects of divorce and family law in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. She is experienced in all issues surrounding the complexities of a divorce, such as equitable distribution, custody, spousal support, child support, and settlement agreements. Ms. Wender has successfully resolved complex custody cases ranging from unmarried same-sex couples to custody agreements between long-distance parents. She is also experienced in adoption issues and has assisted many clients in making this life-changing process as seamless and smooth as possible, allowing the family to focus on welcoming their new child.

Melanie authors for legal industry publications whenever possible and is a regular contributor to the Legal Intelligencer.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends and eating her husband’s cooking.

Professional Memberships:

Bucks, Philadelphia & Montgomery County Bar Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Presentations & Articles

Suburban Life Magazine “Top Attorneys”, 2017

Joseph R. Wenk Award for making the greatest contribution to the Civil Justice Clinic at Villanova School of Law

Published in Villanova Environmental Law Journal: “Goodbye Family Farms and Hello Agribusiness: The Story of How Agricultural Policy is Destroying the Family Farm and the Environment.”

Civic Associations

Board member, and membership services commitee, Bucks County Bar Association

Board member, Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Volunteer at Bucks County Protection from Abuse actions

Volunteer at Mazzoni Legal Center

Montgomery Child Advocacy Program, representing abused and neglected children

 Honors, Awards

Named Pennsylvania "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters (2019 - 2021)

Bucks County Bar Association President's Award, 2020