Melissa N. Smart

Current Practice

Ms. Smart is an associate attorney at Seeley & Madigan, LLP and her practice is dedicated exclusively to family law.  She focuses her practice on all family law matters at every stage in the process from initial consultation through settlement or trial.  She is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California. 


Ms. Smart received her Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law where she graduated with Highest Honors and with Specialization Certificates in Family Law and Public Interest Law.  She earned her Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from San Francisco State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Washington State University.

While in law school, Ms. Smart served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Monica F. Wiley of the San Francisco Unified Family Court.  She also worked as a law clerk at the office of the Family Law Facilitator for the San Mateo County and San Francisco County Superior Courts.

While completing her law degree Ms. Smart served as an associate editor and writer for the Golden Gate University Law Review and as a member of the Moot Court Board.  Ms. Smart was recognized by Golden Gate University School of Law for her excellence in legal writing and was awarded the Scribes American Society of Legal Writers Award at graduation.  Ms. Smart was also awarded the J. Lani Bader Award for Academic Excellence for graduating with a rank of first in her law school class.

Professional Memberships

Ms. Smart is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Mateo County Bar Association (Family Law Section), the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Scribes American Society of Legal Writers.

Call (650) 347-9111 or email to arrange for a consultation.