Melissa L. Palo, Attorney

Melissa L. Palo, born in Memphis, Tennessee and lived there until 2013 when she moved to Dallas, Texas.  She attended The University of Memphis and received her Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) in May 1992.  Ms. Palo received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1996 where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and Public Interest Law Organization and was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Tennessee in October 1996.  She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee – 1997; the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas – 2013; and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas – 2013.  Ms. Palo is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and a former member of the Memphis Bar Association (Bankruptcy Board Member 2010-2012) and Tennessee Bar Association.

Ms. Palo was a partner in the Union Avenue Law Firm in Memphis, Tennessee, where she represented debtors in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies, claimants in Social Security matters and workers’ compensation plaintiffs from May 1997 to September 2002.  She then practiced with Wilson & Associates, PLLC representing mortgage creditors.  There she focused in litigation, bankruptcy and foreclosure until February 2006 when she joined Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP as a bankruptcy attorney in the Memphis office.  Ms. Palo became managing partner of the Memphis office in May 2011.  In 2013, she relocated to the Dallas office where she practices in bankruptcy and litigation.