For many people, navigating the American legal system can be overwhelming and frustrating. At Benjamin & Melmer, we pride ourselves on working closely with each client to achieve their desired goals in an efficient and professional manner. As former supervisors in the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office’s Domestic Violence Unit, with over 14 years of experience, we understand the intersection between family law and criminal defense.

Many multi-practice law firms try to be all things to all people. At Benjamin & Melmer, you will work with a specific attorney who practices in your area of need. We pool our experience and knowledge to find creative solutions, but still focus on giving each and every client the individual attention they deserve. At Benjamin & Melmer, you can rest assured that you will always work directly with the attorney who has the skills and knowledge you need.

Family Law

Benjamin & Melmer, LLC represents clients in all aspects of the dissolution process. Whether its representation in a simplified or uncontested dissolution of marriage, or representation in contentious litigation with your spouse, at Benjamin & Melmer, LLC we are here to help you through the process in a compassionate yet effective manner.

Domestic Violence Crimes

Misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence include an assault, battery, stalking or any other criminal offense resulting in physical injury to one family or household member by another family or household member. Florida statute 741 defines a family or household member as a spouse, former spouse, persons…


In order to file a petition for an domestic violence injunction, the petitioner must be a victim of domestic violence OR in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence.Domestic violence can include, but is not limited to…

About Us


David L. Benjamin, Esq. and Mark P. Melmer, Esq. both served as prosecutors here in Miami-Dade County, handling thousands of cases at both the misdemeanor and felony level. David L. Benjamin, Esq. served as the chief of the misdemeanor domestic crimes unit and Mark P. Melmer, Esq. served as a supervisor in Domestic Violence Unit. They have extensive knowledge regarding how the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office makes filing decisions, negotiates plea agreements and determines what cases to pursue all the way to trial. This experience and insight make them formidable advocates. Furthermore, they spent a great deal of time in Miami-Dade County’s Family Courthouse, in their efforts to prosecute and prevent domestic violence through the State Attorney’s Domestic Violence Unit. Let us use our experience to aid you in making some of your most difficult decisions.

Contact us

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