Melissa Finley Williams is a St. Petersburg, Florida native. She is also
the founder and principal attorney at Finley Williams Law, P.A. Prior
to establishing the Finley Williams Law Firm, she spent two years in a
private law office practicing in the areas of wills, trusts, estates,
Medicaid planning and VA Aid and Attendance. She later joined a larger
firm in Orlando where she successfully grew and managed a new location
for the firm in The Villages, Florida. While managing the firm's new location,
she focused her practice in the areas of estate planning, guardianship,
Medicaid planning, VA Aid and Attendance, elder law, business law, landlord-tenant
law and homeowners association law.
Mrs. Williams is an active member of the Florida Bar, St. Pete Bar, Clearwater
Bar, Suncoast Estate Planning Council, Pinellas Chapter of the Florida
Association of Women Lawyers and Florida Bar Elder Law Section. She has
also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin
College of Law. Here she taught interviewing, counseling and negotiation
to second and third-year law students. She volunteers her time with the
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, helping youth reach their full
potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Mrs. Williams
is also a member of the Junior League of St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Williams graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of
Law, where she served as a Student Ambassador and was an active member
of the Real Property Law Association. She also attended the University
of Florida as an undergraduate student and graduated
cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Mrs. Williams served
as the Vice President and Secretary of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity
during her undergraduate studies. She graduated salutatorian from Pinellas
Park High School.
Mrs. Williams enjoys spending time with her family on the beach, boating
and watching Gator football games.