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    Melissa Dorman Matthews focuses her practice on professional liability, product liability, employment, personal injury, commercial litigation, and premises liability. Melissa has over 27 years of experience, and has tried cases all over Texas and beyond.


    Memberships & Awards

    Ranked, The Best Lawyers in America®
    Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers for 2012
    Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
    Vice-Chair of the State Bar of Texas standing committee on Council of Chairs
    Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
    Vice-Chair, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion for the IADC Product Liability Committee
    Past Chair, State Bar of Texas, Women and the Law Section; Council Member since 2005
    Dallas Bar Association
    Texas Women Lawyers
    Dallas Women Lawyers
    El Paso Women's Bar Association; Past President
    Chair, State Bar of Texas Council of Chairs (2015-2016)
    Defense Research Institute
    Texas Top-Rated Lawyers by ALM, 2012
    Recognized among Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Stars by Thompson Reuters (2007)
    Member, Trial Attorneys of America, 2012-present
    Recovery Resource Council, Trial Attorneys of America, 2017
    International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
    Board of Directors, Recovering Resource Council

    Work Experience

    2022 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

    Speaking Engagements

    “What’s Trending? Stay Ahead of the Curve with the Latest Trends, Tips, and Significant Cases in Professional Liability,” IADC Southwest Regional Meeting, April 2022