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Melissa Vaughn is an associate in the St. Louis office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, where she focuses on toxic tort and environmental litigation, product liability, and business litigation. 

Melissa defends clients in federal and state courts across the country and is responsible for all aspects of litigation from inception through dismissal, settlement, or trial. She has litigated toxic tort, product liability, FELA, and business litigation matters in Missouri, Illinois, and other jurisdictions in the United States. Melissa has participated in all phases of litigation including pre-suit investigation, written discovery, fact and expert witness depositions, as well as vigorous motion practice and trial preparation.  

Prior to joining the firm, Melissa represented clients in litigation involving insurance coverage disputes, primarily first-party property matters and bad faith claims in both federal and state jurisdictions. In addition, her practice included construction negligence and professional malpractice defense, successfully negotiating pre-suit and pre-trial settlements on behalf of her clients.


Practice areas


  1. Residential Real Estate: 50%
  2. Real Estate: 50%

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Contact info

M. Andrea Vaughn and Associates

284 South Main Street Suite 500
Alpharetta, GA, 30004


MIActive And In Good Standing199305/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer "Rising Star"Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Super Lawyer "Top Women Attorneys in Illinois"Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Super Lawyer "Rising Star"Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Super Lawyer "Rising Star"Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP2015 - Present
AttorneyFisher Kanaris, PC2010 - 2015
AttorneyPatton & Ryan, LLC2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)MemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
The Missouri BarMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2007