Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois,
1989, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Magna
University of Florida College of
Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1993,
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, With
Order of the Coif.
Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald
S. Russell, Circuit Court Judge,
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth
Circuit, Richmond, Virginia.
Member, Oregon State Bar (Estate
Planning and Administration Sections).
Member, Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council.
Past President, Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council.
Member, Marion County Bar Association.
of chapter “Intestate
Succession, Wills, and Community
Property” for the Oregon State
Bar CLE book “Administering
Frequent presenter to financial planners, accountants, attorneys, and other professionals
on estate planning topics.
Personal: Melinda and her husband, Matthew,
reside in Salem with their daughters, Sarah
and Anna. She is active in her local church,
Salem Alliance Church, and enjoys quilting,
swimming, tennis and the beach.