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J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, Order of the Coif, 2013
M.A., English, James Madison University, 2009
B.A. English, Liberty University, magna cum laude, 2007

Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to the Honorable Catharina Haynes, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2013-14)

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

Melissa Esterholm

Melissa’s practice focuses on complex business litigation and appeals.  She has represented clients in a diverse range of civil disputes, including breach of contract, employment law, intellectual property, and general business torts.  She has represented clients in matters before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and multiple state courts of appeals in Texas.  Prior to jointing Stokley PLLC, Melissa was an associate in Baker Botts trial department.  Prior to entering private practice, Melissa served as law clerk to the Honorable Catherina Haynes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.