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    2400 S.E. Federal Highway
    Fourth Floor
    Stuart, Florida 34994



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    Nikki Melby went above and beyond to work with us during a very difficult time. I highly recommend her!

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    Nikki Melby is top notch. None better for the mature client. Very pleased. Impeccable grasp of senior needs and more.

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    I initially contacted Ms. VanValkenburgh with thoughts that my divorce would not fully go through and to redo legal paperwork I did through an online company. Unfortunately, the marriage was indeed headed to a full messy divorce. To say I w...
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March, 2023 - When selecting a law firm to represent you, your family or your business, you should consider such significant attributes as the firm's integrity, its dedication to its clients and its ability to develop practical legal solutions. The firm has been in existence for over 30 years, and the attorneys at McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman, Melby & Schultz, P.A. in Stuart have been serving clients on the Treasure Coast for more than 40 years. The firm is dedicated to providing its clients with quality service!

30 Years

March, 2023 - Terry McCarthy, partner at McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman, Melby & Schultz, P.A., and several of the firm’s attorneys attended the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s “Paws and Claws Gala -  One Hot Havana Night”.


October, 2022 - Jessica VanValkenburgh, a partner at our firm, and Loren Esposito, one of our associate attorneys, recently attended the MCBA Judicial and New Member Reception put on by the Judicial Relations Committee of the MCBA and the Professionalism Committee. Jessica is the co-chairperson of the Judicial Relations Committee. The event was held at the Stuart Yacht & Country Club.

MCBA Judicial

October, 2022 - McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman, Melby & Schultz, P.A. was a proud sponsor of the Palm City Presbyterian Church’s Fall Festival! 🍂

The fall festival had approximately 1,500 people attend. It was a huge success and McCarthy Summers was honored to sponsor it. Our new attorney Loren Esposito, Esq. and her children had a blast at the fall festival which included carnival games, a petting zoo, pony rides, a bounce house, free food, and a trunk or treat.


October, 2022 - Welcome our new attorney, Ross Alagna! His areas of law will be Guardianships & Probate Litigation. We are thrilled to have you Ross!

Ross C. Alagna, Esq.

October, 2022 - We welcome our newest associate attorney, Loren Esposito, Esq. Ms. Esposito will be working with the Trust & Estates Department of our firm.

Loren Esposito, Esq.

October, 2022 - Nicola J. Melby attended the annual Special Needs Trust conference hosted by Stetson School of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 12th through the 13th and attended the Special Need Alliance annual meeting hosted in St. Petersburg on October 14th.  

July, 2022 - Here is an interesting article from one of our partners, Nicola J. Melby, Esq. -

January, 2022 - Congratulations Robert Summers for being chosen by your peers as a "Top Lawyer" in Martin County.  Check it out on page 49 of the Stuart Magazine

January, 2022 - Congratulations Jessica VanValkenburgh for being awarded the Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Award.

Jessica VanValkenburgh

January, 2022 - Congratulations Nikki Melby for becoming a member of the Special Needs Alliance.

Nikki Melby

June, 2021 - We are proud to announce that Jessica M. VanValkenburgh has become a shareholder with our firm.  Congratulations, Jessica!

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January, 2021 - We are proud to announce that Nicola J. Melby, a partner at our firm, has been selected by Thomson Reuters as a "Super Lawyer" for 2021. Congratulations, Nikki!!!

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November, 2020 - We are pleased to announce that David A. Lewis Esq., has joined the firm.  Mr. Lewis holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida.  He received his J.D. from the Florida International University College of Law.  His practice is concentrated in the areas of Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate and Real Estate Litigation.  Mr. Lewis is admitted to the Florida Bar, and is a member of the Martin County Bar Association, Young Professionals of Martin County and Sigma Phi Epsilon.

David A. Lewis

November, 2020 - Margaret E. “Peggy” Wood, AEP, a shareholder in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department, delivered a Zoom presentation about Estate Planning and Probate and Trust Administration. For more information, contact Ms. Wood at (772) 286-1700.

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November, 2019 - Here's one of our partners, Margaret E. "Peggy" Wood, with her daughter Julia, attending the Tykes & Teens Festival of Trees event this past weekend. Our firm are sponsors for this event.

Peggy Wood

October, 2019 Here is one of our partners, Margaret E. "Peggy" Wood, giving a presentation at the Treasure Coast Justice Association. "Little Shop of Horrors: The Intersection of Probate and Personal Injury".  For more information, click here.


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