Litten & Sipe, LLP
410 Neff Avenue
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Melisa Michelsen

Melisa g. michelsen


(540) 434-5353
(540) 437-3046 (assistant)
(540) 437-3053 (fax)





  • American University, B.A., International Relations, cum laude, 1988.
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1996.


Ms. Michelsen concentrates in civil litigation, with a special emphasis on construction and employment matters.



Virginia Legal Elite
Ms. Michelsen has been identified as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine every year since 2004.


Virginia Super Lawyers
Ms. Michelsen was selected as a "Super Lawyer" for 2014 and 2015 in employment & labor law. Only 5% of the attorneys in Virginia each year are named to the Super Lawyers list.


National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2003


  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys