Melanie J. Carter, Esq.

Of Counsel

Melanie J. Carter has been practicing family law exclusively since 2002. Before joining Richard Ross Associates in May, 2014, Ms. Carter practiced in two other boutique family law firms as well as had her own practice. Ms. Carter is involved in a variety of practice areas within the firm, including dissolution of marriage and paternity actions, child custody and support, spousal support, property valuation and division of property, and domestic violence restraining orders. She specializes in cases involving complex financial matters. Ms. Carter has practiced before Family Courts in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties.


  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • University of Arizona, B.S.B.A., 1993


2001, State Bar of California; 2001, U.S. District Court


Los Angeles County Bar Association