Melinda represents workers who have not received all of the pay they were owed by their employers. This can take many forms, including failure to receive minimum wages, overtime pay, or being made to work “off-the-clock” without pay.
Melinda is licensed in both Texas and California, and handles complex class action cases in those states and in federal courts across the nation. Melinda has been included in the “Rising Star” Super Lawyers list generated by Thomson Reuters each year since 2018. Melinda has been a contributing author to the American Bar Association’s FLSA Midwinter Report, a treatise devoted to the litigation of Wage & Hour Collective and Class Action Litigation.
Melinda has an as-yet undefeated track record at trial. In 2017, Melinda was part of a trial team that represented a class of sheriff’s deputies who did not receive substantial overtime wages because their employer willfully failed to pay them for overtime work they were required to complete. Melinda’s trial team was able to obtain a judgment of approximately half of a million dollars for twenty-eight sheriff’s deputies. In 2018, Melinda was again part of a trial team that obtained substantial relief on behalf of approximately 132 oilfield workers. Melinda has obtained other favorable class and collective action settlements on behalf of workers across the nation.
Melinda is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law and the University of Texas at Dallas. Melinda resides in Dallas, Texas.