Building lasting relationships is the key to her success. Melissa strives to be a true partner to her clients, strategizing with legal and HR leaders about the use of outside counsel, compensation and department structure. She takes a holistic approach to each search, looking at how the hire will impact the legal team’s effectiveness and making suggestions based on the goals of her client and the organization.
Melissa lives in Midtown with her husband, Sam, and mini Schnauzer, Tory. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants and enjoying all of Atlanta’s sporting events.
Melissa brings a combination of sales and legal experience to Major, Lindsey & Africa. Most recently, she served as a search consultant for Australia’s largest specialized legal recruitment agency that places law clerks to equity partners throughout Asia Pacific.
Prior to attending law school, Melissa worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., assisting a Congressman in drafting legislation into law. She then went on to work as a public defender for the 4th Judicial Circuit in Florida. Melissa appeared in various hearing for misdemeanors and felony cases and engaged in settlement negotiations.
Florida Coastal School of Law: J.D., honors
Ohio University: B.S., History and Political Science, magna cum laude