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DARE TO DREAM A child from the inner city, who grows up with a poor, single mother dreamed of becoming an attorney. This is my journey to overcome odds and the strength I gained to survive childhood sexual abuse, homelessness, rapes, assaults, false arrests, domestic violence, drug use, racism, and sexism. This is my message to inner city children DREAM and my message to adults DONíT DESTROY A

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About Me

I was born on December 8, 1977 in Washington, D.C. 

I’ve been through terrible situations that felt like hell but situations don’t make me

Survived childhood sexual abuse, rapes, assaults, the projects, two miscarriages, domestic abuse

Six different elementary schools, hunger, homelessness, racism, sexism and drug use

I was raised by a single mother, have four siblings, and grew up not having financially much

My father in a mental institution taught me to value an education; more important than any touch

My mom is the most beautiful woman on this earth I have ever seen

But the beauty I am talking about is that she believed in and supported my dreams

The greatest gifts she gave me: life, then love is that she instilled within me values, self-esteem

Since the age of four I aspired to be an attorney, I finished the university, I was the family’s first

Was told by a Jewish teacher I would never be an attorney but she did not quench my thirst

Irony: alumni of a Jewish law school, at 31 opened a  Law Office, founded UB1 Power for the community

Many ask what is UB1 Power:  It’s a grassroots organization seeking to uplift all through unity


I am married with two brilliant, charismatic little boys

Got the world rising against my beautiful black family, but never can they still our joy

At home I teach my sons about God, love, karma, and how with hard work dreams come true

I teach my sons values, morals, and to not do to others what you wouldn’t want done to you

I strive and struggle to make ends meet

I have pride in knowing that despite hard times I never let the devil rejoice in defeat

The devil has used the police to falsely arrest me, the court system to falsely convict

I have been a politically prisoner and banned from my home and hunted as if I am a witch

Been denied justice in both the civil and criminal arenas, so many wrongs too many to list

Now that my house is in order I have been blessed after being put through it all

I have testimony; I am an author of several books that will hopefully prevent many from the fall

I believe in giving back to my community because mentors helped me to this path

But most importantly I live my life for GOD not for my own behalf


Birth Place
Washington, DC 

Melodie V. Shuler, Esq. is an attorney licensed to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She holds a (J.D.) from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, a (B.A.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a certificate in African-American Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park. Ms. Shuler is a solo-practitioner and practices her law office; the Law Office of Melodie V. Shuler. Esq., out of Silver Spring, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is the founder and president of UB1 Power, the Coalition for Gifted Enrichment, Operation Impact & Memories of Mom Foundation. She is the president of the Association and the Vice President and General Counsel of the Helping Good People Foundation, Inc. She is also the owner of the Power of the Pen Publications, My Silver Spring Virtual Office Space, and Due Diligence Process and Legal Services.

Additional Information

Ms. Shuler has a passion for young people, particularly children in the inner-city. Ms. Shuler Started mentoring youth while a teenage; at the age of 14. Ms. Shuler has performed the following community services: Ketcham Elementary School, Tutor (1992 - 1993), Key Day Care Center Child Care Provider (1994), Kramer Junior High School Tutor (1995), Boys and Girls Club (1995 Ė 1996), Early Model Early Learning Center Teaching Assistance (1996-1997), Stepping Stones Shelter Residential Assistance & Child Care Provider (1998-1999), Harry S. Thomas Recreational Center Camp Counselor, Basketball Coach & Tutor (2003-present), and for the University of Maryland she was a mentor for the Big Sister/Big Brother Program and the Office of Multicultural Student Education (OMSE) from 1997-1999.

Contact Information

817 Silver Spring Avenue, Ste. 201 
Silver Spring MD 20910   US
Contact Author: Melodie V Shuler, Esq.

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