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Melissa’s practice is focused on business litigation. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Melissa represented clients in a variety of litigation matters, including admiralty and maritime litigation, catastrophic onshore and offshore personal injury litigation, labor and employment disputes, and insurance coverage matters. Melissa has extensive experience representing clients in connection with claims brought under the general maritime law, the Jones Act, and the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA).

Melissa’s practice focuses on various classes of business including energy, construction, marine, insurance, general liability, and general business matters. Melissa provides strategic business counsel, which often includes working with clients on training, safety, investigations, emergency response, and policies and procedures. Melissa represents her clients from pre-suit investigation and evaluation through mediation, trial, and arbitration.

Other Info About Melissa


Law School

Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 2017

Undergraduate School

Abilene Christian University, B.S., History, 2013, cum laude

Bar Memberships

Melissa is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Melissa is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


Local & National Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars®, 2024

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Houston Mariners Club

Maritime Lawyers Association


Houston Young Lawyers Association