Melissa A. Faurot
  • Partner


Columbia, MO





Melissa Faurot primarily focused mostly on family law matters and has been in practice for 10 years. She formerly worked as Legal Counsel for the 13th Circuit Judicial Office handling juvenile delinquency filings as well as abuse and neglect cases. Melissa served as Guardian ad Litem in Boone and Callaway County protecting the best interests of children for many years. She is certified in Family Law Mediation and has presented educational seminars on different topics in divorce law with Partner Helen Wade to members of the Missouri Bar Association.

Melissa is a dedicated mother of four stepchildren and two biological children. She understands the importance of children in the lives of their parent.  

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Juvenile Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Wills

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Family Law Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2003


  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Major: Taxation
  • Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.S. - 2000
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Boone County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2006 to 2007
  • Missouri Juvenile Justice Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Melissa Faurot LLC, Attorney / Owner, 2012
  • Juvenile Officer of the 13th Judicial Circuit in Boone County, Missouri, Legal Counsel

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