After advising clients regarding wills and trusts for more than a decade, Melissa founded Inkwell to modernize the estate planning practice of law and make it more accessible to clients beyond the ultra-wealthy. Her goal is to offer all people the legal protections and security provided by a professionally prepared and customized legal plan in an affordable and convenient manner. She educates clients in not just the importance of having a legal plan, but also in understanding how each client’s plan works to meet that client’s needs and goals, and how to properly maintain a legal plan to adjust to all of the various milestones in life.
Beyond Inkwell Melissa:
Raises her two boys in Clayton, Missouri. One son hopes Lebron is still in the NBA when he gets there and the other son has plans to become a professional Youtuber.
Walks her rescue pup, Archie (named for his new hometown).
Visits family on the east coast and in Albuquerque, New Mexico (yes to visit Heather, her twin sister and co-Founder of Inkwell).
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2003
University of Virginia, B.A., Economics and Psychology, 1997
Husch Blackwell LLP (2003-2017)
Washington University School of Law – Adjunct Professor of Law (2013-2016)
Illinois Bar (inactive)
California Bar (inactive)
Clayton Kids Triathlon – Co-Founder and Co-Director
Let Me Run – Coach