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BELLEVILLE, IL – July 6, 2016 – Today the law offices of Mathis, Marifian and Richter, Ltd. (MM&R) announced that attorney Melissa C. Meirink has joined the firm as an associate. Meirink started the position on May 18, 2016, and plans to focus her practice in civil and commercial litigation.

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“I chose Mathis, Marifian & Richter because of their long history, solid reputation and strong community involvement in the Metro East area,” said Meirink. “Having focused on family law and related litigation most recently, I was ready to broaden my practice experience and MM&R offered me an opportunity to grow personally and professionally.”

“We’re always excited to bring on bright and promising attorneys like Melissa to help meet our clients’ needs,” said Patrick B. Mathis, one of the firm’s shareholders. “Our firm has been growing steadily, adding more business and individual clients, so we’re hiring even more lawyers to maintain the level of service these clients have come to expect from Mathis, Marifian and Richter.”

Meirink graduated cum laude from the St. Louis University School of Law in 2011 in the top 15% of her class. She earned an Academic Excellence Award for Forensic Psychiatry and served as editor of the St. Louis University Law Journal from 2010 through 2011. She also holds a degree in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

In her spare time, Meirink enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, biking and running, with her family and her dog. Having recently relocated to the Belleville area, she is eager to put down roots and become an active member of the community.