Melissa is northern Nevada native with deep ties to her battle born community. She began her legal career working at the Department of Veteran Affairs as a Legal Assistant where she assisted Officers in filing claims for injured veterans. Melissa made the transition to a personal injury firm in 2017 where she worked her way up from an intake specialist to a paralegal. She serves as a liaison between clients and attorneys and is dedicated to her team. Melissa has her Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of Nevada Reno and earned her Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice. She aspires to complete her Bachelor’s Degree and attend law school.
Melissa continues to volunteer as a Veterans Advocate at local outreach events to educate service members and their families about earned benefits and opportunities. She is an animal lover and has two small dogs she adores that keep her very busy. She also plays in a co-ed softball league with her siblings and loves to travel as often as she can.