Attorney Melissa Broaddus is a Hoosier through and through, with a deep-rooted passion for the law and a commitment to advocating for women’s rights. Melissa obtained her B.S. in Public Affairs from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she majored in Law and Public Policy and Gender Studies, cementing her interest in the legal field and its impact on gender issues.
Driven by her desire to make a difference, Melissa pursued her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. During her time in law school, Melissa distinguished herself as an Associate Editor for the Indiana Health Law Review. Her dedication and expertise shone through when her article, titled “The Intersectionality of Race, Gender, Poverty, and Intimate Partner Violence,” was published in Volume 17 of the prestigious journal.
Melissa’s experiences during law school ignited her fervor for analyzing the intricate ways in which the law intersects with women’s lives and for advocating for their rights. Her unwavering dedication to this cause led her to pursue a career in various legal arenas. Melissa began her journey as a criminal defense attorney, fighting to protect the rights of individuals facing legal challenges. She then transitioned to the role of a prosecutor, where she gained invaluable insights into the workings of the justice system.
Continuing her pursuit of justice, Melissa later focused in employment law, delving into the complexities of workplace dynamics and the legal protections that should be afforded to employees. Her diverse experience across different legal fields has equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of the law and its real-world implications.
Beyond her professional achievements, Melissa leads a fulfilling life outside the courtroom. As a true crime enthusiast, she finds solace and intrigue in listening to true crime podcasts, constantly expanding her knowledge in the field. Melissa cherishes quality time spent with her family and finds joy in the company of her beloved dog, Princess.
Attorney Melissa Broaddus embodies unwavering dedication, fierce advocacy, and a commitment to making a positive impact. With her profound understanding of the law’s effect on women and her passion for championing their rights, Melissa is a trusted advocate for those in need. Whether in the courtroom or in her personal life, Melissa’s commitment to justice shines through, making her an invaluable asset to the team at WSM Law.