Melanie has a B.S. European History, with a minor in Humanities, obtained from Missouri Western State University. She has been a paralegal since 1998, focusing on myriad aspects of the law, including domestic, criminal and traffic, small estate and probate, insurance defense and broad civil litigation (in Kansas and Missouri courts on the municipal, county, state and federal levels, and has worked on cases in the US District Court, as well). Melanie has a strong background the various aspects of civil litigation, from the client intake process, to interviewing witnesses and assisting in witness preparation for depositions and trial, to drafting pleadings and final judgments. She has extensive experience in assisting with legal investigations as well as legal research, with a comprehensive knowledge of Fastcase, Westlaw and Lexus Nexus.