Meet Melinda M. Previtera, Philadelphia Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Melinda M. PreviteraBuilding great relationships with clients is the cornerstone to Melinda Previtera’s successful practice as a divorce attorney. Her passion and experience allow her to tackle the most complicated cases with the confidence and knowledge needed to obtain the best outcomes for her clients. A partner of Petrelli Previtera, LLC Melinda acts as a mentor for the firm’s associates.

In addition to divorce, Melinda represents clients in all areas of family law, including child support, custody, legal separation, and domestic violence law.

While earning her law degree from Rutgers School of Law, Melinda received a certification in mediation. She also conducted research in child advocacy rights and completed a domestic violence clinic. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees, cum laude, from Dickinson College.

Melinda is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to moving to private practice, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James P. Savio in the family division. After working at Petrelli Law as an associate, Melinda joined the firm as a partner in 2017.

“Working in this intense legal field is a privilege which continues to spark my love for litigation, negotiation, and advocacy,” Melinda noted.

In addition to her legal background, Melinda is an executive committee member of the Justinian Society and an active member of both the Nicholas A. Ciprani Inn of Court and the Philadelphia Bar Association.


  • Selected for inclusion to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars – 2016 to Present*
  • Selected for inclusion to Institute of Family Lawyers Top 40 under 40 – 2016 to Present*
  • Named a Woman of Outstanding Leadership by the International Women’s Leadership Association

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  • Juris Doctor, Rutgers School of Law
  • B.S. in Political Science, Dickinson College
  • B.S. in Women’s Studies, Dickinson College

Professional Associations

  • Executive Committee Member, Justinian Society of Lawyers– 2014 to 2017
  • Member, Nicholas Cipriani American Inn of Court 2010 to 2017
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice