Melanie Gardner-Pawlak, Associate | Reape Rickett Law Firm
Melanie Gardner-Pawlak

Melanie Gardner-Pawlak


University of La Verne, College of Law
California State Bar Association
Trustee - San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Secretary - Family Law Executive Committee
Los Angeles County Bar Association

Melanie Gardner-Pawlak, received her Juris Doctorate from the University of LaVerne in 1999. After practicing law in Woodland Hills for many years, she joined The Reape-Rickett Law Firm in 2016 primarily working in the Calabasas office.

Ms. Gardner-Pawlak has been practicing family law for over twenty years and has extensive trial experience in all aspects of family law matters including, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, division of property, premarital agreements, domestic violence and restraining orders. She is highly adept in analyzing matters involving complex property division and property characterization.  Ms. Gardner-Pawlak assists clients throughout Southern California, regularly representing clients in courtrooms across Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

She is a member of the Family Law Sections of the California State Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association where she serves as a Trustee of the Executive Committee. Ms. Gardner-Pawlak is also a member of the San Fernando Valley Bar Family Law Executive Committee, and volunteers as a Family Law Mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court.


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