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Melisa G. Michelsen

Melisa practices in the areas of local government law and commercial litigation, specializing in employment and construction matters. Melisa is the City Attorney for the City of Waynesboro and the City of Winchester. Melisa also represents the Harrisonburg Electric Commission and the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

  • Education
    • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1996.
    • American University, B.A., International Relations, cum laude, 1988.
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • Virginia Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court of Virginia, Western District
    • U.S. District Court of Virginia, Eastern District
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Virginia, Western District
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Virginia, Eastern District
  • Honors & Affiliations
    • Named as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine every year since 2004.
    • Names as a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2013 in employment and labor law.
    • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2003.


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