"If you don’t like the road you’re on, start paving another one." - Dolly Parton


Melissa began her career in-house at a Fortune 500 oil and gas company.  Since then, her practice has focused on oil, gas, and energy law. This has included the preparation of drilling and division order title opinions in Oklahoma, Texas, and North Dakota. This work has often resulted in the preparation of curative documents, probate matters, and assistance in litigations that Melissa’s oil, gas, and renewable energy clients might need. 

Melissa’s goal is to serve those around her, be it clients, coworkers, or her community. She’s active in her local church and often volunteers to speak at industry events to make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to current trends in oil and gas law. She also recently served as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Melissa possesses zero athletic ability, which naturally leads to her deep sports fandom.  She supports her Cowboys and Thunder with a passion. Melissa is from Empire, Oklahoma and loves seeking out all the adventure that Oklahoma City has to offer. 

Bar Admissions

Oklahoma, 2007                                                                                                  Texas, 2014
North Dakota, 2020


Georgetown University School of Law Washington, D.C.

Juris Doctor, 2007

Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma

Bachelor of Science in Political Science, 2003

Magna Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

405 Magazine Top Attorney - 2021, 2023 and 2024
Journal Record Achievers Under 40 - 2020

Professional Organizations and Memberships

      • Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association

      • Mineral Lawyers Society

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