Melissa genuinely cares about her clients, she engages in a thorough and diligent review of every case, and she works hard to get the best results possible.

Melissa invests time to learn about her clients’ backgrounds and she listens to understand their individual needs and priorities. She then studiously investigates the facts of their case and maps out all available options. Melissa is adept at finding creative ways to achieve the results her clients want.

Melissa carefully guards her clients’ confidences and vigorously protects their constitutional rights. She believes that her clients’ interests are best served through hard work, diligence, and discretion.


Having spent nearly two decades devoted exclusively to the defense of individuals and businesses facing criminal prosecution, Melissa is an
experienced attorney. She has a keen knowledge of the law and a high level of familiarity with the courts, prosecutors, and the various investigative agencies.


Melissa treats every client with respect, honesty, and compassion. She adheres to the highest ethical standards in her interactions with her clients, opposing counsel, and judges, which has earned her a reputation for integrity and excellence.


Together, this extensive legal knowledge, principled approach to her cases, and a solid work ethic, make Melissa an extraordinarily effective advocate. She has obtained multiple not guilty verdicts at trial, has negotiated excellent outcomes, and has written persuasive briefs resulting in cases being dismissed.