Melissa grew up in Dubuque, Iowa and graduated from Drake University, where she received a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology.
After college, she worked with adjudicated youth in residential treatment centers, attending court hearings where she combined her passion for helping others with the practice of law. Working several years in a law firm followed before staying at home to raise her two daughters. Once they were school-aged, the timing was right for her to return to work and pursue her dream of attending law school. She received her Juris Doctor from Arizona State University College of Law.
While in law school, Melissa continued working as a paralegal in estate planning and personal injury with William S. Graves and has almost 15 years of experience in these two areas. She is now a law clerk at Dyer, Bregman, Ferris, Wong, & Carter, PLLC where she awaits admission to the Arizona State Bar.
Her daughters are both in high school in Phoenix and are active in softball and dance.
- Estate Planning
- Personal Injury
- Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 2022
- Drake University, B.S. 1998
- Arizona Women Lawyers Association
- Notary Public, State of Arizona.