Melissa focuses her practice in the area of civil litigation, including tort defense and commercial litigation.
Prior to joining Heyl Royster, Melissa served as a law clerk for the Honorable Michael M. Mihm in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. As a law clerk, she researched legal and procedural issues and assisted in the drafting of numerous opinions.
Melissa is a member of the Abraham Lincoln Inn of Court and the Peoria County Bar Association. She serves as Social Chair and the Essay Contest Coordinator for the Peoria County Bar Association's Law Day event that teaches grade school and junior high school students about the importance of democracy. Melissa volunteers as a judge for the moot court competitions at Bradley University and Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Melissa Schoenbein