Melissa McClure

Staff Attorney

Melissa McClure is a Staff Attorney in the Domestic Violence/Family Law Unit. Melissa
represents domestic violence survivors in family law matters and provides advice and
representation in child support matters. She also advises and represents clients in immigration
Prior to joining Legal Aid in November 2020, Melissa worked for two years at the DC
Affordable Law Firm (DCALF). At DCALF, Melissa represented clients in domestic violence
and family matters, as well as immigration matters, including asylum, U-Visas, T-Visas, Special
Immigrant Juvenile Status, and family/spouse petitions.
Melissa graduated with a B.A., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University in 2013 and was
selected for the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. As an undergraduate and in the years following,
Melissa volunteered over 300 hours as an online hotline crisis counselor for the Rape, Abuse,
and Incest National Network (RAINN). Melissa graduated from Georgetown University Law
Center with a J.D., cum laude, in 2018 and with an LL.M in 2020. During law school, Melissa
was awarded the 2017 Founders Fellowship from the D.C. Women’s Bar Association
Foundation. She was also the Senior Notes Editor for The Georgetown Journal of Gender and
the Law and a student attorney in the Domestic Violence Clinic.

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LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law
B.A., magna cum laude,
Georgetown University


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