Melissa M. Pearce
Melissa M. Pearce graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in May 2008.
She earned the Certificate of Merit for Trial Skills during her studies at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
While still a student at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Mrs. Pearce worked as a student extern at the Washtenaw Public Defender's Clinic. While working for the Washtenaw County Public Defender, Mrs. Pearce practiced in the 14A-1 District Court. There she handled cases ranging from minor in possession (MIP) to Drunk Driving to Retail Fraud. Mrs. Pearce handled over two hundred cases during her time with the Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office.
Immediately after graduating law school, Mrs. Pearce opened her firm. She took those skills she learned at the Public Defender's Office and uses them throughout her practice, whether it is for a divorce, bankruptcy, criminal defense or defending the right to carry firearms in federal court. Mrs. Pearce vigorously defends the Second Amendment and the individual right to lawfully carry a firearm in the State of Michigan through the filing of federal cases under 42 USC 1983. As of August 2013, she has the highest settlement for such a case.