Melissa Butz is an associate attorney at Sneed, Vine & Perry, P.C., where her practice primarily focuses on business and corporate law and commercial litigation, leveraging a background in civil litigation and contract review.
Prior to joining the firm, Melissa was a staff attorney in the Office of General Counsel for the Texas Department of Public Safety, where she represented the Department at hearings with the State Office of Administrative Hearings, provided legal advice and assistance to departmental personnel on matters relating to driver and license suspension functions, departmental operations, law enforcement, statutory interpretation and criminal and civil litigation, and managed a docket of over 250 cases per month.
Melissa also served as an attorney for Integreon, where she managed teams of attorneys guiding strategic direction and tactical execution of litigation services for Fortune 500 companies. This included analyzing technical documents, contracts, communications and clinical data to develop a comprehensive litigation narrative, and building and nurturing relationships with clients’ corporate counsel and internal partners to control costs, collaborate and deliver data-driven solutions.
During law school, Melissa worked as a law clerk for Morrison Mahoney LLP specializing in insurance defense. While there, she performed extensive research and drafted memoranda on a variety of complex substantive and procedural matters, including the scope of Massachusetts’ Consumer Protection Act.
She also served as a legal intern at the Law Atlas Project, which supports work to increase the use of policy surveillance and legal mapping as tools for improving the nation’s health.
Melissa was a member of the Boston University Law Review and won the Dean’s Award in Civil Rights Litigation.