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Attorney Christopher Melendez is the Managing Attorney for The Virga Law Firm's Tallahassee office. Mr. Melendez is an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate family law attorney who has helped countless families throughout the state of Florida.

Christopher Melendez graduated from Florida State University Cum Laude, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship. After graduation, Melendez stayed in Tallahassee to manage the family business where he had worked since childhood. In 2010, after obtaining over a decade of experience in small business management, Christopher left the business to attend Florida Coastal School of Law. While obtaining his law degree Christopher served as a teaching assistant for various courses, including: Florida Coastal’s Lawyering Process I (legal writing and research), Lawyering Process II, and Advanced Legal Research courses. In addition, he interned for a United States Middle District of Florida Senior Judge and earned a certificate in legal research, writing, and drafting.

Shortly after graduating cum laude from Florida Coastal School of Law and receiving his license to practice in Florida, Christopher worked for North Florida Legal Services. He assisted the indigent with government aid applications, loan modification documents, and defending debt collection and eviction proceedings. In early 2014 he moved to south Florida to work in Mortgage Foreclosure Defense and in 2015 Melendez returned to Tallahassee to provide affordable immigration, bankruptcy, and family law services to residents of Leon and surrounding counties. Joining The Virga Law Firm, P.A. in 2016, Christopher brings years of conflict resolution experience that he acquired as a business manager, superb legal writing, and a dedication to thorough research. This lends to his previous legal experience in saving both homes and families in counties all over the state of Florida.

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    - A Divorce Client
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    “Gerard is smarter than 95% of people I know, including lawyers. His intelligence combined with his work ethic make him an extremely effective advocate. Gerard is the kind of evil genius I'd want on my ...”

    - Adam Ellis, Litigation Lawyer
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    - Joseph Turner, Criminal Defense Attorney
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