Melanie Straw-Boone


Melanie Straw-Boone

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Complex Property Division and High Asset Divorce
  • Custody and Child Support
  • Parenting Coordinating
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders



  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    • B.S. - 1991

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky, 1994
  • Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1994

Published Works

Representative Cases


  • Fellow, American Acadamy of Matrimonial Lawyers; past-president of Kentucky Chapter
  • Brandeis Honor Society
  • Recognized as top 1% of America’s Most Honored Professionals by The American Registry, 2016
  • Named as Top Lawyer, Divorce Law, Louisville Magazine
  • Selected to Kentucky Super Lawyers
  • Selected for 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
  • Recipient “Raising the Bar” Award, Kentucky AAML (2012)
  • Recipient, Kentucky Bar Association Donated Legal Services Award, 2010
  • Recipient, Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association Achievement in Excellence Award, 2010
  • Recipient, Judge Richard A. Revell Family Practitioner of the Year Award, Louisville Bar Association, 2007
  • Committee of the Year, Pro Bono Consortium, Louisville Bar Association, 2007

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

Representative Clients


Past Positions


Ancillary Businesses

Fraternities or Sororities

Professional Associations

  • Louisville Bar Association, Member
  • Louisville Bar Association, Family Law Section, Former Chair
  • Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2001
  • Jefferson Court Advisory Board, Member
  • Louisville Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2009
  • Louisville Bar Association, Chair, Pro Bono Consortium, 2006-2009
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Ethics Committee, 2011-present, Trial Commissioner, 2007-2011)
  • Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court, 2003-2006
  • Co-Chair, Jefferson Family Court Advisory Committee, 2003-2007
  • Indiana Bar Association

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