Melissa joined the firm’s Houston office in 2019. She is admitted to practice in Texas, North Dakota, and Colorado, and her primary focus in is oil, gas and energy law. Prior to joining the firm, Melissa worked at law firms that specialized in rendering title opinions for oil and gas clients.
Melissa grew up in Texas, earned her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in ancient history and classical civilization, and graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Magna Cum Laude. While at St. Mary’s, she completed judicial internships with the Honorable Xavier Rodriguez of the United States District Court for the Western District, San Antonio, Texas, and with Justice Phylis J. Speedlin, State of Texas, Fourth Court of Appeals, San Antonio, Texas.