Florida Bar activities have been extensive. She served on the Marital and Family law Board certification committee for several years. She spent two terms on the Executive Council for the Family Law section. She has chaired numerous committees. Melinda was part of the original committee that compiled The Bounds of Advocacy, and was co–chair of the revised Bounds, re–written and re–published in 2018.
She is a Master with the Family Law Inns of Court since its Palm Beach County inception.
Melinda has authored several articles and frequently lectures at Florida Bar and AAML sponsored seminars. Topics include alimony, litigating children’s issues, child support, unequal distribution of assets, business valuations, preparing complex financial affidavits, and interpreting and understanding complex tax returns.
She is recognized by many of her peers as a lawyer’s lawyer; the one to turn to for guidance and advise.
Aside from her passion for the law, Melinda is devoted to animals, particularly her horses. When not practicing law, she is usually at her ranch, or showing her cutting horses, or traveling to any exotic location she can find.