Melissa supports the staff attorneys in the criminal defense and family law practice groups at Powers Law Firm PA. She also manages the firm support staff and vendors.
Before re-joining the firm in 2018, Melissa served as a legal assistant for property law / residential real estate “closing” firms in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also has substantial customer service and sales experience with other, non-law-related businesses.
Wanting a career-change from sales and customer service, I began working as a receptionist at the Powers Law Firm in 2006. I started fresh. Working for Bill has been an incredible opportunity. It literally changed my life and what I do to support my family.
During the interview process he told me, ‘The practice of law is exciting, if not thrilling at times. There is nothing more rewarding than helping people when they’re going through tough times.’
That is absolutely true. I love helping people. It’s part of who I am and my nature. I relate to clients, knowing how much they rely on us.
Melissa began as the firm receptionist and has consistently increased her responsibilities at the Powers Law Firm, serving at times as New Client Coordinator, Out-of-County Traffic Ticket Assistant, and Staff Legal Assistant/Office Manager.
Melissa left the firm in 2008 to have children. After eight years as a stay-at-home mom, she returned to the legal field, working with other law firms, trying her hand as a Real Estate Paralegal.