Charleston, SC – Bleecker Family Law is celebrating two staff attorneys’ receiving local and state-wide recognitions. Beverly V. Snelgrove was selected for the 2021 Class of Forty Under 40 by the Charleston Regional Business Journal. Melissa Simondi was named one of the 2021 “Top 10 Under 40” South Carolina attorneys by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA). Both Snelgrove and Simondi were nominated by their peers and were chosen based on their community efforts for positive change, contribution to the practice over the past year, and their personal, and professional dedication and commitment to service. 

“Our team is tremendously proud of the regional recognition both Melissa and Beverly have received,” shares Anne Frances Bleecker, attorney and founder of Bleecker Family Law. “Both attorneys go above and beyond to serve our clients each day. This recognition is well deserved.”

“I appreciate that my peers thought me deserving of such an award. There are many wonderful attorneys in our state, so it is humbling to be recognized in a top 10 category,” shares Simondi. 

Bleecker Family Law is an all-female lead firm. Simondi and Snelgrove have been selected for forty under forty local and statewide recognition since starting at the practice in 2019. 

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized as one of Charleston’s Forty under 40. I’m humbled to be part of such an amazing group of professionals and in the community,” shares Snelgrove.

The Charleston Regional Business Journal is holding an in-person event to recognize the Forty Under 40 on Sept. 30 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Charleston Gaillard Center.

Bleecker Family Law has provided legal services for more than 25 years. The firm represents clients in all South Carolina Family Courts, the Court of Appeals, and the South Carolina Supreme Court. Whether clients have a straightforward legal issue, a complex divorce case, a difficult custody dispute, or need a mediator or arbitrator to help them resolve a family law dispute, the attorneys are available to provide personalized guidance to each client they serve. The firm is also proud to offer services to the LGBTQ+ and Spanish-speaking communities.

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Bleecker Family Law, formerly Bleecker Law Firm LLC, was established in 1997 by Anne Frances Bleecker and focuses on South Carolina family law including divorce, child custody, alimony, and spousal support, pre/postnuptial agreements, and property division. Located in Charleston, SC, the law firm represents clients in all South Carolina Family Courts, the Court of Appeals, and the South Carolina Supreme Court. To learn more about Bleecker Family Law, visit Bleecker Family Law is also on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.