Associate Attorney, MELISSA MONTES DE OCA
Melissa Montes de Oca is an associate attorney at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. She practices exclusively in family law, including divorce and separation, child support, and child custody. Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from Florida International University and Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. Throughout law school, Melissa interned at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office in the Juvenile and Felony divisions.
Melissa spent every day of her internship in the courtroom which serves as invaluable experience dealing with hearings and trials. After law school, Melissa worked at a real estate law firm where she gained knowledge about different real property issues that play a significant role in divorce actions. Melissa lives in the Orlando area with her boyfriend. In her spare time she likes to watch movies and visit her family in Miami. She is active in the legal community and is a member of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
Executive Office Administrator,
Rebecca joined Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. as the Executive Office Administrator in 2018. Rebecca graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 2016 and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at the University of Central Florida. Rebecca has significant background in the hospitality industry and prides herself on customer service. As the Executive Office Administrator, Rebecca manages all aspects of the office including human resources, accounting, and finance. Rebecca maintains all billing and invoicing for our clients and is happy to discuss any questions you may have. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting theme parks and spending time with her family and her dog, Henri.
Paralegal, LEXIE SLAGEL
Lexie joined Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. as a Paralegal in 2018. Lexie graduated from Seminole State College with an Associate’s Degree in Legal Studies in 2017 after achieving the Dean’s List in several semesters. Lexie attended high school locally here in Lake Mary and was a star pitcher for the varsity softball team. Lexie joins the firm after gaining experience in another local firm, as well as an internship completed during her legal studies. Lexie is eagerly devoted to family law and the assistance of our clients through their cases from beginning to end. Lexie is actively involved in health and social outreach, and loves spending time with her puppy!
Receptionist/File Clerk, DAPHNEY TAVERA
Daphney joined Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. as a Receptionist/File Clerk in 2018. Daphney’s main focus is to assist our entire team in the day to day operations of the firm. Daphney also assists in maintaining the office calendar, scheduling, and client files. Daphney is currently attending Seminole State College and is working towards getting both her A.A. in Political Science/Pre-Law and her A.S. in Legal Studies. In her spare time, Daphney enjoys shopping, and traveling. Daphney always has a smile on her face and is a joy to have on the team!