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Melissa Young

Melissa Buckman Young, Attorney at Law, L.L.C.

Melissa Buckman Young is a solo practitioner in Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri focusing in the areas of juvenile, family, adoption, guardianship, real estate, estate planning, and municipal law. She opened her practice in 2012 after working for The Seigfreid Law Firm, L.L.C. Ms. Young currently serves as the Guardian ad Litem for Audrain County, and also takes frequent appointments in Montgomery County. As Guardian ad Litem for Audrain County, Ms. Young serves as Guardian ad Litem on all juvenile, domestic, and as Attorney for the Respondent in probate cases.

Ms. Young served as the president of the Audrain County Bar Association from 2010- 2017. She is a member of the Juvenile Courts and Laws Legislative Review Subcommittee of the Missouri Bar Association, a member of the Family Law Section of the Missouri Bar Association, a member of the Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association and of the Missouri Municipal League. She has served on the 12th Circuit’s Fostering Court Improvement Team since its inception in November 2012. A 2009 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law, Ms. Young was certified in the field of Dispute Resolution. She earned a Bachelor Science degree from the University of Missouri in the field of Agricultural Education with a minor in Agricultural Economics.

Active in her community, Ms. Young holds leadership positions with Children’s Therapy and Early Education School Board, Mexico Area Jaycees, Mexico Sustainability Project, Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce, Mexico Area Community Foundation, the Hart Career Center / Mexico Education Center Bright Futures, and former positions with the Board for the Mexico Area Family YMCA and the Audrain County United Way campaign. She and her husband Jason stay busy with their two children, Cassie and Alex and they enjoy coaching them in youth cross county, tee-ball, and softball. Their family are members of the St. Brendan Catholic Church in Mexico.