After obtaining her degree in Paralegal Science in 1996, Melissa began her legal career in Lexington, Kentucky. She has been with her current employer, Jackson Kelly, PLLC for over 11 years and works as a paralegal in the Federal Black Lung Department and the Workers’ Compensation Department. Melissa has been married to her husband Clyde since 2007 and they have two beautiful daughters, Zoey (age 12) and Madison (age 8). She also has three stepchildren which includes one son, Joshua and two girls, Jessica and Sarah. She is also a step grandmother to 3 precious girls. Melissa’s family also includes a 13 yr old Jack Russell Terrier named Trixie and a rescue cat named Jinx. She is active in her church and loves helping people. Melissa has been a member of the GLPA since 2008.