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Melissa Minton
Partner
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Phone: 918-948-6958
Melissa Minton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1967. She earned her Bachelors degree in 1991 from the University of Kansas and her Juris Doctorate in 1994 from the University of Tulsa. Mrs. Minton was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1994. She is currently admitted to practice in all state and federal district courts in Oklahoma. She is a member of the Oklahoma and Tulsa County Bar Associations, the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute. She has attended the Defense Counsel Trial Academy and she has been selected as an Outstanding Young Woman in America.

After graduating from law school, Mrs. Minton came to work for the predecessor to Taylor, Ryan, Schmidt & Van Dalsem, P.C. She handles cases involving negligence and personal injury, uninsured motorist coverage, medical payment benefits, bad faith, property loss, products liability, fraud, indemnification, contract disputes, subrogation and workers’ compensation. Mrs. Minton also handles declaratory judgment actions in federal court. Mrs. Minton has served as the lead counsel in approximately 75 jury trials in state court.

Areas of Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Bad Faith Insurance
Collections
Construction Law
Insurance Defense
Insurance Law
Personal Injury -- Defense
Personal Injury -- PlaintiffWorkers' Compensation Law

Bar Admissions
Oklahoma, 1994
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1994
U.S. District Court Southern District of Oklahoma, 1994
U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1994

Education
University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
J.D. - 1994

University of Kansas - 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships
Oklahoma Bar Association, Member
Tulsa County Bar Association, Member
Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, Member
Defense Research Institute, Member

Honors and Awards
Outstanding Young Woman in America