Maslon is pleased to announce that attorney Melissa Muro LaMere has been named a 2019 "Top Lawyer Under 40" by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). The recognition celebrates and highlights the accomplishments and contributions of HNBA members from across the country who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession. The Award honors lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession.
Melissa is a business litigation attorney, focusing her practice on employment litigation and business litigation involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, business contracts and torts, and unfair competition and trade practices. She enjoys working with clients to protect their business assets in a competitive marketplace.
Melissa also maintains a robust pro bono practice, primarily serving as counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota in litigation involving individual constitutional rights and government transparency. She serves on the boards of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, where she serves as co-chair of the Judicial Endorsements Committee, and the Infinity Project, an organization focused on gender disparity on the bench throughout the Eighth Circuit. Melissa is a member of Maslon's Diversity Committee and co-chair of Maslon's Diverse Attorney Resource Group.
Additionally, Melissa was appointed by The Honorable Michael J. Davis to a committee tasked with organizing an event, featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in conversation with Latino middle and high school students, to highlight the contributions of the Latino community to the legal landscape in Minnesota. Before becoming an attorney, Melissa held various positions in the Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
To read a full list of honorees, go to: "Exceptional Attorneys Honored with Prestigious 2019 HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 Award."