Melissa grew up in Waco, Texas, and attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree. As a Texas A&M student, Melissa was employed as a runner for West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C. for three years. After graduating from Texas A&M, Melissa returned to Waco to attend Baylor University School of Law. Upon graduating from Baylor, Melissa returned to College Station and joined West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C. as an attorney in 2018. Melissa enjoys reading, running, spending time at her family’s ranch in Brenham, Texas, and volunteering with the Junior League of Austin. Melissa works primarily from the Austin office, practicing litigation and administrative law. Melissa currently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Philip Koelsch.

Melissa is a civil litigator with experience in various fields including employment law, professional liability, and commercial litigation. Melissa also has substantial experience litigating professional malpractice, real estate, and personal injury disputes. Melissa draws on her knowledge of multiple areas of the law to aid and advise her clients.