Melissa has been practicing law for almost twenty (20) years. She was a prosecuting attorney in the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office for almost fifteen (15) years and before that she was a Deputy District Attorney with the Colorado Springs District Attorney's Office. While working for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office, Melissa prosecuted a multitude of crimes including drug cases, property crimes, homicides and white collar crimes. Melissa spent many hours in the courtroom during those years while she tried over sixty (60) jury trials. She was awarded the Excellence in Prosecution award, the top award for an attorney in the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office, in 2008 and 2012 and was awarded the Justice Award four (4) times since they were created in 2007.
Melissa has been an adjunct law professor at St. Louis University School of Law where she taught Trial Techniques to law students. In addition, she taught at the Edison- Kessler trial techniques boot camp at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Melissa graduated from Farmington High School in 1991, the University of Missouri in 1995 and the University of Missouri, at Kansas City Law School in 1998. She moved to Colorado upon graduation and began her work as an attorney there.
Melissa and her husband, Daniel Kellogg, returned to Farmington in 2014. Since she began her practice, she has been handling family law matters, including dissolution of marriage, modification of custody and child support orders, guardianships and adoptions among many other types of family law matters. She also uses her experience as a prosecutor in defending the rights of those accused of a crime or having been issued a traffic ticket. Her experience in trial work can benefit everyone who wants someone to vigorously defend their rights afforded to them by law.
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