Committed. Compassionate. Respected. Responsive.

Committed. Compassionate. Respected. Responsive.

Mellisa A. Reilly

Boyne Falls, Michigan
(231) 922-6800
Mellisa A. Reilly

Practice Area

Family Law

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan State Courts


Grand Valley State University (Bachelor’s) – 2015

Michigan State University School of Law (Juris Doctor), Magna Cum Laude – 2019

Honors & Recognitions

Grand Traverse/Leelanau/Antrim Bar Association (GTLA) Member

Women’s Lawyers Association of Michigan Tip of the Mitt Region

Trained Collaborative Divorce Attorney


Mellisa A. Reilly is a distinguished family law attorney with a rich background and unwavering commitment to legal excellence.

Mellisa grew up in Metro Detroit and graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2015, followed by an exemplary achievement at Michigan State University College of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Spring 2019. During law school, Mellisa interned at the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office and the Eaton County Prosecutor’s Office. She also worked as a student clinician in the Chance at Childhood Law Clinic.

Mellisa’s professional journey has been marked by impactful roles, including serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, New York. Prior to her full-time position, she excelled as a law fellow in the Special Victims Bureau, showcasing her dedication to the intricacies of the legal system. During her time in New York, Mellisa handled a high volume caseload including cases involving child abuse, sex crimes, domestic violence, and hate crimes.

Mellisa returned to her home state of Michigan in 2021 and joined Wilson Kester as an Associate Attorney handling high-conflict divorce matters, personal protection petitions, and custody/paternity disputes.

With specialized training in Collaborative Divorce, Mellisa brings a unique skill set to her practice, emphasizing resolution and cooperation in legal proceedings. Her commitment to professionalism, legal acumen, and a proven track record make Mellisa a trusted advocate for her clients.

When she’s not advocating for justice, Mellisa cherishes her time with her new husband and family, walking their beloved mastiff and enjoying all of the Northern Michigan beauty.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

“I recently went through an incredibly difficult divorce, and I am pleased to say that Wilson Kester provided invaluable assistance throughout the entire process. I cannot speak highly enough of their professionalism, expertise, and dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients."

— Former Client

“Shelley was compassionate and understanding through the whole process. She has an aptitude on how to read people and was very instrumental in helping me deal with my ex-husband effectively.”

— Former Client

“She is well respected in the professional community, which was evident in our court proceedings. Shelley and her staff made me feel extremely comfortable and I knew that my best interest was at heart.”

— Former Client

“My inquiries and concerns were always promptly and thoroughly addressed, even beyond regular business hours. Ms. Kester is extremely knowledgeable in the area of family law.”

— Former Client