Melanie E. Tunaitis
Melanie is an associate in the family law department of Eckell Sparks in Media, PA. Prior to joining Eckell Sparks, Melanie practiced family law in offices in Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County.
Melanie E. Tunaitis began her career in law in 2005 when she accepted a position as a legal secretary. At the same time, Melanie began her education in law by registering at Delaware County Community College for paralegal studies.
Melanie was promoted to paralegal/legal assistant in 2007, focusing primarily on family law. Over the next eight years, Melanie worked full time as the main point of contact for family law clients and assumed the responsibility of preparing pleadings, correspondence and case files for Court; all the while developing an immense amount of experience by managing the family law department of the firm.
Melanie received her Applied Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies with High Honors in 2008 from Delaware County Community College. She then went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2010 from Widener University. She continued her education at Widener University for law school and graduated with her Juris Doctorate in 2015 and made Dean’s List several semesters. Melanie was able to complete all of her educational studies while working full time at a law firm.
Melanie passed the Pennsylvania Bar Examination and became an attorney in 2015. In light of her considerable experience over the past ten years, Melanie tried her first custody trial within days of passing the Bar Examination.
Melanie chose to focus her career on family law because she understands that this area of law is the most personal. Growing up in Delaware County, Melanie worked relentlessly and diligently to achieve her educational and career goals by working and studying simultaneously. She has had relationships with people of all walks of life. Melanie is patient and prides herself in being able to explain complex legal theories in a way that everyone can understand because she believes everyone has the right to understand their rights, especially when it comes to their family.
Melanie lives in Wilmington, Delaware with her husband and three dogs. She enjoys running obstacles races and training martial arts.