Attorney Profile

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, criminal defense or defending your right to carry and possess firearms or the use of a firearm in self-defense. Mrs. Pearce is an advocate of the legal use of self-defense. She regularly teaches the legal portion of CPL classes. She holds seminars that explore the use of self-defense beyond the time allotted in a CPL class setting.