Tulsa family lawyer Melissa F. Cornell

Melissa F. Cornell, Tulsa Family Lawyer

Since being licensed to practice law in Oklahoma in 2004, Tulsa family lawyer Melissa F. Cornell has focused on solely practicing Family Law. As the owner and sole practitioner at her law firm, she represents clients in all Family Law-related issues, including adoption, child custody, paternity, alimony, appeals, and property division.

Cornell graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2004 where she received her Juris Doctor with honor. While in law school, Melissa was an editor of the Tulsa Law Review, Vice-President of the Board of Advocates, member of Phi Delta Phi, and received the distinguished Order of the Barristers award. Cornell now frequently speaks and presents on numerous divorce and Family Law topics at both local continuing legal education seminars and national continuing legal education seminars. Her article, “Termination of Joint Custody: Is the Law in Oklahoma Disjointed?”78 Okla. Bar. J. 411, was published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal in 2007. She also has a published case, Johnson v. Wingert, 2011 OK CIV APP 128, 268 P.3d 145, published by the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals in 2011. 


  • Served as Chair of the Family Law Section of the Tulsa County Bar Association and the Young Family Lawyers Committee
  • Member of the Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Fellow of the AAML since 2014
  • Volunteered for the Tulsa County Bar Association’s Children in the Law Committee, the Mentor Committee, the Professional Responsibility Committee, the Young Family Lawyers Committee, and Tulsa Lawyers for Children
  • Tulsa County Bar Association Delegate to the Oklahoma Bar Association


  • Named in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and Preeminent Women Lawyers and the Directory of Distinguished Attorneys
  • Received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating since 2009
  • Named to the SuperLawyers, Rising Star List since 2009

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Cornell Law Firm
2504 E. 21st Street, Suite A, Tulsa, OK 74114 (Map/Directions)
Phone: (918) 574-8901
Fax: (918) 508-2955
Website: www.clftulsa.com