Melissa Jacobs

Melissa J. Jacobs has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law  for almost 20 years.  Ms. Jacobs’ practice includes complex contested dissolution of marriage cases, paternity, domestic violence, pre-marital, post-marital and marital settlement agreements. Ms. Jacobs joined Coffey Burlington after practicing matrimonial law with Albert G. Caruana for sixteen years and becoming a shareholder at Caruana & Jacobs P.A. in 2004.   

Representative Experience

  • Ms. Jacobs’ clients include celebrities and spouses, persons of substantial wealth and spouses, captains of industry and business persons and spouses, professionals and spouses, and both citizens and non-citizen residents and spouses.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member of the First Family Law, American Inns of Court, 1998-2007

Awards and Recognition

  • Voted Florida Top Lawyers in South Florida Legal Guide annually from 2010 - the present
  • Voted Top Up & Comers in South Florida Legal Guide annually from 2005-2009.


  • Speaker at Annual Wealth Protection Conference – Creating a Successful Wealth Protection Practice, May 13, 2005