Melissa Muro LaMere is a business litigation attorney who enjoys working with clients to protect their business assets in a competitive marketplace. She focuses her practice on employment matters and business disputes involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, business contracts and torts, and unfair competition and trade practices. 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, for which she is also the current co-chair of the Judicial Endorsements Committee, and the Minnesota Infinity Project, an organization focused on gender disparity on the bench throughout the Eighth Circuit. Melissa is a member of Maslon's Diversity Committee, co-chair of Maslon's Diverse Attorney Resource Group, and is recognized as a 2019 "Top Lawyer Under 40" by the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Melissa is a cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a managing editor of the Minnesota Journal of International Law and student director of the Human Rights Litigation & International Legal Advocacy Clinic. During law school Melissa was also active in the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association Mentorship Program and Latino Law Student Alliance. She received her undergraduate degree in economics with quantitative emphasis from the University of Minnesota. Before becoming an attorney, Melissa held various positions in the Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Top Lawyers Under 40 Award, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2019
Light of Justice Award, Texas Defender Service, 2018
Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2017
Labor & Employment Star – Midwest, Benchmark Litigation, 2017
North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012-2013, 2016-2017 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)