Schneider Law Firm, P.C. | Family Law & Criminal Defense

Melissa Swan

Double Board Certified Attorney - Downtown Fort Worth

Melissa Swan

Melissa Swan

Melissa is an accomplished attorney with a dedication to family law. She earned her degree from Texas Wesleyan School of Law and has since become a prominent figure in the legal field, specializing in various law focuses including divorce, child custody, adoption, property division, appeals, parental rights, as well as crafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Melissa holds bar admissions with the State Bar of Texas, the United States Supreme Court, the Texas Eastern District Court, the Texas Northern District Court, and the Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court. She is an esteemed member of the Tarrant County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, and the Texas Bar College.

Melissa’s exceptional legal acumen has been consistently recognized, earning her nominations as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2023 and previously achieving recognition as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2014 to 2022. With a passion for advocating for families and individuals navigating the complexities of family law, Melissa stands as a dedicated legal professional committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients.

Areas of Practice

Family Law (General)

Divorce Attorney

Contested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce


Military Divorce

Legal Separation

Child Custody

Parental Rights

Grandparent Rights

Child Support

Modifying Child Support

Modifying Child Custody

Protective Order

Protective Order Defense

Court Order Enforcement

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas

United States Supreme Court

Texas Eastern District Court

Texas Northern District Court

Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court


University of Texas at Austin

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (Now Texas A&M University School of Law)


Tarrant County Top Attorneys, 2014 - present

Fort Worth Magazine

Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014 - 2022

Texas Super Lawyer 2023

Texas Monthly Magazine


Tarrant County Bar Association

Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association

State Bar of Texas Family Law Section

State Bar of Texas Appellate Section

State Bar of Texas Child Welfare Section

Texas Bar College

Junior Leauge of Fort Worth