Melissa is the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Partner, and represents clients in professional liability, product liability, employment, personal injury, commercial litigation and premises liability matters. She defends drug and medical device manufacturers, automotive manufacturers, and heavy equipment manufacturers. She has extensive experience representing a broad spectrum of industries and clients in attorney-client disputes, business and employment disputes, personal injury cases, and product defect cases. Melissa has gained extensive first-chair trial experience over her 27 years of practice, and has tried cases all over Texas and beyond. She has always been a champion of retaining and promoting women in law, and is spearheading the firm’s diversity and inclusion program by focusing the firm’s efforts on hiring, training, and retention initiatives.
"If you do good work, good work will come to you."
Melissa and her husband, Randy, have two dogs who are complete maniacs (but a lot of fun), a Giant Schnauzer named Bode and an Airedale Terrier named Wolfy. She is an avid TCU fan but roots for her husband’s Baylor Bears as long as they aren’t playing TCU. They enjoy tailgating at Baylor football games in their motorhome, and look forward to exploring the United States as time and work schedules allow. Melissa recently completed an intensive four-day legendary Driving School at the Foretravel factory in Nacogdoches, and is ready to hit the road.