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  • Saint Louis University – J.D. 2011, cum laude, 1843 Scholar, Dean’s List, St. Louis University Law Journal Editor 2010 – 2011
  • Miami University – B.A. 2008 in Psychology with a minor in Sociology, magna cum laude, Oxford Scholar, Dean’s List

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Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court Southern District of Illinois

Melissa C. Meirink


Melissa C. Meirink is a shareholder at Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. who focuses her practice in civil litigation, employment law, and commercial litigation.  Prior to joining MM&R in 2016, she worked for a St. Louis law firm in the area of civil litigation and family law.

Melissa earned her B.A. in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2008.  She then attended Saint Louis University School of Law and graduated cum laude with her J.D. in 2011. While in law school, Melissa served as an editor for the Saint Louis University Law Journal, Treasurer of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, and was a faculty fellow.  She also actively participated in SLU’s legal clinic, where she assisted clients through the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry. During that time, Melissa was recognized as a David Grant Clinic Student Award Finalist for dedication and commitment to the representation of clinic clients.

Professional Affiliations

Melissa is a proud member of the Illinois State Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, St. Clair County Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and American Bar Association. She has been selected as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers.

Community Involvement

2021 Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois – An Ounce of Prevention – Best Practices to Minimize Business Litigation Risk