Melissa Freeman is an Associate Attorney with Blanchard Law. She focuses her practice on defending people charged with crimes in courts throughout Michigan.
Melissa graduated from Aquinas College, cum laude, with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Political Science, with a minor in Spanish. She earned her J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, magna cum laude.
While in law school, Melissa served as an associate editor for her school’s law review, assisting in the publication of two law review periodicals. She also participated in her school’s Moot Court competition and received the Certificate of Merit for Michigan Criminal Practice.
Melissa developed a passion for criminal defense during law school. She was an extern at the Kent County Office of the Defender, where she was able to assist in the defense of indigent clients facing a wide range of criminal charges.
After completing her externship, Melissa decided she wanted a career path in criminal defense. In February 2015, she began working for Blanchard Law as a law clerk, which provided a great opportunity to further her knowledge and skill in the practice of law. After passing the Michigan bar exam, Melissa gratefully accepted a position as an Associate Attorney with Blanchard Law.
In her personal life, Melissa enjoys spending time with her daughter and family. She is involved in her daughter’s school, serving on the Board of Education.
Not Guilty of Possession of Marijuana/Dismissal of Public Intoxication charge - City of Greenville
Acquittal on Probation Violation - Montcalm County