Melissa Lewis is a solo practitioner and owner at M C Lewis Law Office, PC. After branching out as a corporate counsel and attorney at M C Lewis Law Office, PC, she has been able to apply her exceptional counseling skills and legal knowledge as an attorney and mediator from her three year experience as an associate attorney with a rural law firm practicing in the following areas of law but not limited: general practice, corporate, criminal, disability, estate planning and probate, family and divorce, guardianship, juvenile, municipal, property, and small claims. During this experience, Melissa represented clients who were hearing and deaf.
Melissa is able to communicate in English and sign language, which allows her to reach both communities. This is because she was born with a 95% hearing loss in both ears. In addition, Melissa is able to understand the issues that commonly occur between the hearing and deaf communities in legal circumstances such as the interactions between the police and individuals who are deaf. Therefore, due to the ongoing demand during her work as a corporate counsel, Melissa opened up her own law practice, M C Lewis Law Office, P.C. to continue to work with the deaf and hearing communities as needed to address their legal issues.
Melissa holds a B.S. in dietetics with honors from Iowa State University, a M.S. in sports nutrition and wellness with honors from Illinois State University. She is a registered dietitian (R.D.) with experience as a clinical dietitian and adjunct professor. Melissa also holds a J.D. from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. After relocating to her hometown in Iowa, she passed the bar exam in 2008 and is licensed to practice in the State of Iowa.