Melissa joined Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP in 2021 and is located in the Las Vegas office. During her time at the firm, she has gained experience in all aspects of risk management and litigation, including pre-litigation negotiations, preliminary investigations, discovery, and settlement negotiations. Prior to joining KNCH, Melissa provided immigration legal services to businesses seeking to hire foreign nationals as well as international athletes seeking to compete in the U.S.
Melissa believes in bringing creative solutions, careful attention to detail, interpersonal skills, and hard work to every endeavor she encounters. She strives to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients in all stages of claims and litigation through strong communication and motion practice.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Melissa considers herself a near-native of Las Vegas having moved to the city in 2001. She attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she earned her B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. She later attended the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. While studying at Boyd, Melissa completed a directed research thesis on Alternative Dispute Resolution and served on the executive board of the Minority Law Students Association promoting legal thinking and advocacy skills to local youth through trial advocacy and mock trial events.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and dog, enjoying the outdoors, painting, traveling, and supporting the Vegas Golden Knights and Oregon Ducks football team.