Melinda joined the firm in March 2021 and is a member of the Health Law and Products Liability teams, specializing in litigation. Her previous experience includes civil litigation for complex professional liability and personal liability matters. Melinda obtained her B.A. in Legal Studies from Webster University, with honors, in addition to her paralegal certificate. She studied Spanish culture and language in Mendoza, Argentina. Melinda is a member of the St. Louis Paralegal Association, and Phi Theta Kappa and Lambda Epsilon Chi Honor Societies. In her free time, Melinda enjoys gardening, reading and watching sci-fi films and/or series, and spending time with her extended family. She also enjoys traveling, as she has been to many states and countries, including three continents.