Melanie attended Kaplan University, where she completed two years toward her AA Degree in Paralegal Studies with an emphasis in family law. Melanie spent the next seventeen years working with various law firms where she was certified as a paralegal while building her career in family law. In an effort to diversify and expand her legal experience, while continuing her work as a family law paralegal, Melanie accepted a position with the Orange County Superior Court. She gained fifteen additional years of experience working in the areas of criminal law, family law, domestic violence, and civil small claims. These experiences provided Melanie with extensive knowledge of various areas of the law.
Due to her diverse legal background, Melanie then had the professional honor to work as the chosen assigned clerk for the Honorable Judge Beatriz MG Gordon for five years, followed by an additional five years working as the chosen assigned clerk for Honorable Judge Jeffrey Ferguson. Melanie possesses vast knowledge of courtroom rules and regulations, processes, and procedures. Melanie’s legal knowledge and experience have proven to be an essential asset to the Moore Law for Children team.