|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Public Interest Student of the Year,||Public Interest Law Section, Wisconsin State Bar||2012|
|PRB Member||Milwaukee County||2013 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters||N/A||2010 - Present|
|ABA Newsletter Pro Bono & Public Interest||DACA: Dreams No Longer Deferred||2012|
|ABA Newsletter Pro Bono & Public Interest||Attorneys Serving on Nonprofit Boards of Directors Face Ethical Balancing Acts||2011|
|Marquette University Law School||N/A||N/A||2012|
|Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Information Session||Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Information Session||2012|
Posted by anonymous
I first heard of attorney Melisa trough a friend who was already working with her, I gave her a call, we sat down and discussed the case. she was friendly, very knowledgeable, and most important of all, extremely honest. She worked with us trough out the whole process with a lot of support. She gave us a quote on how much this was going to cost at our first meeting and she stay true to it until the end. Never asked me for any extra money, which I think is very important to point out because there's a lot of immigration attorneys who take advantage of people in that way. We were in constant communication, she was never hard to reach and her staff is very friendly. We started with the process and by the 7 th month or so she found a different route to our case, our goal was that I did not leave the US and she did it!! She did her home work very well, we went the other rout and in three months I was I legal permanent resident of the United States.
It is extremely hard to know who to trust when it comes to issues like immigration. I highly recommend her and her staff. My story sounds too good to be truth and its because I don't have much space to explain the whole process. It wasn't easy by any means, but she made it easier for us by guiding us trough every step. she was praignent at the end of my case, and never left me hanging because of personal reasons, I went to meet with her once and she was so sick but still working, her work ethic is impressive and her personality is great. I hope I was helpful and good luck to who ever reads this.
P.S. Excuse my English spelling, still a working progress.
Posted by Justina
Melissa was hired for my husband's citizenship case. She was very easy to talk to, down to earth, ambitious, and always kept us up to date about the case since it took more than a year to be approved. I didn't hesitate to tell her anything at all because I felt that she was a very honest, non judgmental, and sincere person, which in fact she is. Some things pertaining to the case I was going to hold back because I was embarrassed, but Melissa did not make me feel like I was any less of a person. In the end, everything turned out great and my husband's Visa was approved and I went out of the USA, in an airplane, and in a completely different environment for the first time in my life! I think the whole case was not only beneficial to my husband, but also myself because I have never been outside of Wisconsin in my 30 years! I learned a lot.
Posted by Laura T.
Melissa has gone up and beyond all expections. Her knowledge is amazing and has provided my husband and I with many choices. She has been there for us during the bad and good times. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer! She has become a close friend through out this journey. There is many more things I could say to explain how wonderful she has been but to be honest there are no words for how thankful my husband and I are for what she has done and is doing to help us.
Mark Rowe, Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
She is well-known and well-respected by fellow attorneys across the country, and her clients sing her highest praises. She aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of her clients. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her.
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