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Melanie Kemp Okon is a partner in the firm’s complex litigation/dispute resolution practice. Melanie has represented Fortune 500 companies, medium and small businesses, regulated and unregulated electric companies, gas companies, mining companies, homebuilders, commercial construction companies, and property owners in a wide range of litigation matters, including cases involving contract damages, property damages, and personal injury claims. Melanie’s prior experience as in-house senior litigation counsel for a publicly traded company instilled in her the importance of familiarizing herself with her clients’ industries and understanding her clients’ desires and goals for any particular dispute.
Reflecting the excellence of her legal practice, she has been recognized among ” The Best Lawyers in America©”, by D Magazine, among “The Best Lawyers in Dallas,” a six-time choice by Thomson Reuters to the list of Texas Super Lawyers, and has been selected by ALM and Martindale-Hubbell as a Women Leader in the Law, Texas’s Top-Rated Lawyers and a Top-Rated Litigator.
Melanie received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Baylor University School of Law in 1999, along with her B.A., cum laude, in sociology from The University of Oklahoma in 1995. While at Baylor, she was assistant managing editor of the Baylor Law Review and was the highest ranking student in her graduating class. Prior to joining MWM, Melanie was a name partner at Okon Hannagan, PLLC in Dallas, Texas.