Melissa is a registered nurse and has experience in several different fields of medicine. As you might expect, our practice involves extensively reviewing, analyzing and deciphering thousands of pages of medical records. With her medical background and expertise, Melissa will often find important clues or notations in the records, and, she can help explain terminology and procedures in a way that helps us simplify complicated issues for a jury when we go to trial.
For example, during a recent trial, Melissa called our attention to some crucial inconsistencies in the medical records that helped us overcome the insurance company’s argument that our client wasn’t seriously injured. After speaking with the jurors, following a $700,000.00 verdict, they mentioned that the points we raised about the records were integral to their decision to find in favor of our client. This is just one of many ways we work as a team and utilize everyone’s specific strengths and experience. When she is not helping our firm, Melissa’s true passion is her job as a hospice nurse where she helps her patients, and their family, navigate through sensitive and extremely difficult challenges that result from terminal illnesses.
Melissa is also a devoted wife and mother of 2 teenagers (and 2 rambunctious boxers). She loves to travel in her spare time.