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.Telephone: 214.346.3771
"If you do good work, good work will come to you."
Melissa and her husband enjoy going to college football games and basketball games, and exploring new destinations. She is an avid TCU fan but roots for her husband’s Baylor Bears as long as they aren’t playing TCU. She and her husband recently embraced the RV lifestyle with an enormous fifth wheel, which they take to Baylor football games and plan to use for travel around the country. When Melissa is not on the road, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 15-year-old lab mix, Rollie.