Melanie was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2002 and her JD from the University of Baltimore in 2006. She is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She will waive into the Texas and Virginia Bars in the upcoming year. Melanie focuses primarily in the areas of real estate, mortgage litigation, foreclosure defense and mediation, condominium and homeowner's associations, family law, landlord and tenant, consumer protection, civil mediation and civil litigation. Melanie has been actively involved in Maryland Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project since its inception in 2008 and served as a Mentor Attorney at the Foreclosure Solutions Workshops around the state. She serves as counsel to housing counseling agencies for Southern Maryland counties, Montgomery County, and Eastern Shore counties and for the District of Columbia.
Melanie has also testified as an expert in foreclosure litigation. Melanie also volunteers for organizations that support our active duty servicemembers and has won numerous awards for her work. She is a graduate of the Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy.