Melissa N. Madsen has extensive experience in commercial and business litigation, appellate litigation and product liability. Before joining Shook, Melissa served as a senior law clerk at two Florida District Courts of Appeal.
She also worked as an associate attorney at a boutique appellate law firm in Tampa, Florida, where she practiced appeals and provided civil litigation support in a variety of cases including tort claims, medical malpractice, product liability, insurance disputes and professional liability.
Melissa received her law degree from Stetson University College of Law, where she served as an editor on the Stetson Law Review.
J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2008
Stetson Law Review, Articles & Symposia Editor; Outstanding Editor Award
Judicial Intern to the Hon. Craig Villanti, Florida Second District Court of Appeal
Federal Judicial Intern to the Hon. James Whittemore, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
B.S., B.A., magna cum laude, Florida State University, 2004 (Criminology, English Literature)
FSU Service Scholar
Bob E. Leach Award for outstanding leadership and character
The Florida Bar
Appellate Practice Section
Appellate Court Rules Committee
Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, Class V Fellow
Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter
Leadership Committee Co-Chair
The Hon. Thomas Logue, Florida Third District Court of Appeal
The Hon. Marva L. Crenshaw, Florida Second District Court of Appeal