MELISSA V. BOND, ESQUIRE
Ms. Bond is currently a senior partner of Bond & McCullough. She has practiced law in Doylestown, Pennsylvania for more than 35 years representing clients in conference and boardrooms, as well as Courtrooms in Pennsylvania. She has served as Chairperson of the Bucks County Bar Association Orphans’ Court Section for two terms and has been appointed by Judges of Bucks County as Guardian of many elderly persons. This gives Ms. Bond a unique perspective and insight into their needs. When Ms. Bond represents you in probating a Will, administering an Estate, or filing a Petition for Guardianship, you can be assured that your loved ones will be treated with the utmost care, compassion and competency. Your estate documents, such as wills, trusts, living wills, powers or attorney will be prepared with clear, concise and effective language to avoid conflicts and confusion in the future. Although, Ms. Bond has tremendous successes in Orphans’ Court matters, such as wills contests, and estates’ disputes, she strongly believes that your estate documents should be drafted with such precision that Court appearances will not be necessary. Your family’s confidential and delicate situations will be handled with discretion and sensitivity.
Additionally, she has served as Law Clerk for the President Judge of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, taught a course at Bucks County Community College on Wills and Estates, and served on the Editorial Board of the local newspaper, The Intelligencer. Ms. Bond was elected to and served a four-year term as a Doylestown Borough Councilwoman, and had the honor of being appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania as Chairperson of Bucks County Court Judges Nominating Committee.
Community service is an essential part of Ms. Bond’s life. She has served on the Boards of Central Bucks YMCA, Bucks County NAACP, Bucks County Legal Aid Society, and Bucks County Peace Center. She was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Bucks County NAACP; and recognized by the Bucks County Bar Association for providing substantial free legal services to abused women and children.
She is a member of Doylestown United Methodist Church where she has been a regular member for more than thirty years.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, Greensboro, North Carolina; and a Juris Doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina.
Areas of Practice:
- 85% Wills, Estates & Trusts
- 10% Real Estate
- 5% Family Law
- North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina ; J.D.
- North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina. B.S. Political Science
Honors and Awards:
- Selected as an Honored Professional in the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals
- Distinguished Service Award, NAACP, 1987 – Present
- Outstanding Service – Board of Directors, Central Bucks YMCA, 1996 – 1997
- Trustee – Bucks County Historical Society
- Delaware Valley University President’s Advisory Board
- Board Member of Ann Silverman’s Community Health Clinic
- Pro Bono Attorney for Disadvantage Elder Clients