Melissa was called to the bar in 2011 after articling with a local Hamilton firm working in the areas of corporate and commercial work, real estate, wills and estates and litigation. Following her call to the bar, Melissa joined an insurance defence firm in Toronto where she practiced as a litigator in the areas of personal injury and insurance defence.  Melissa then joined the in-house ranks of an international insurer where she initially practiced as a litigator and then moved into a Claim general counselling role.  Melissa proudly joined Agro Zaffiro LLP in 2021 where she practices in the Business Law and Real Estate groups at Agro Zaffiro LLP. Her practice includes land development, residential and commercial real estate, corporate transactions and financing, and general corporate matters.

Melissa completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario in 2007 and went on to study law at Bond University in Queensland, Australia where she graduated in 2009.  Having travelled and studied around the world, Melissa is proud to call Hamilton home and to provide her legal services here, in her hometown. 

 Melissa regularly volunteers within her community, donating her time to various causes and initiatives.  Melissa is a member of the Ontario Bar Association.