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I joined Racine & Associates in 2015.  Prior to joining Racine & Associates, I was  with a boutique commercial litigation law firm in Rochester, Michigan.  I concentrate my practice on commercial litigation, class action litigation, public pension, real estate, construction, family law and probate litigation.


 


I graduated from Wayne State University Law School. I was Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Law in Society, a member of Moot Court, and a Gold Key Award recipient.  In 2002, I completed a judicial internship, by invitation, for the Hon. Gerald E. Rosen, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. I also served as a research assistant for the Internet Commerce: The Emerging Legal Framework textbook.


 


Prior to beginning my legal career, I practiced as a mental health counselor for seven years.

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Practice areas

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  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 10%
  4. Contracts: 10%
  5. Class Action: 10%

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    Melissa is a fantastic lawyer with a board base of experience. If you are looking for a hard working, responsive, detail-orientated lawyer, Melissa is the right choice for you.

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Contact info

Racine & Associates

1001 Woodward Ave Ste 1100
Detroit, MI, 48226-1934

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200401/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Miller Law Firm, PC2003 - 2015
Law ClerkSachs Waldman2001 - 2003
Law ClerkHarvey Covensky, PC2000 - 2001
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Wayne State University Journal of Law in SocietyEditor-in-Chief2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Michigan Law SchoolSocial WorkMA - Masters1992
University of Michigan Law SchoolPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991