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Melissa Sherman Talks Litigation Practice and Community Involvement on Drinks With Leaders

June 22, 2023

Spencer Fane attorney Melissa Sherman was featured on Drinks With Leaders, a web series hosted by Aaron Fulk and Scott Havens where guests discuss Kansas City, their careers, and more.

Every week, Drinks With Leaders poses questions from viewers to local “rainmakers.” Nate Orr served as a guest earlier this year. In her episode, Melissa highlighted her love of the city, her passion for participating in organizations such as KC Can! and American Inns of Court, the challenges she’s faced as a female litigator, and her business litigation practice at the firm.

“I work … to bring them peace,” Melissa said regarding her clients. She also shared that her profession has given her a “by-the-hour” mentality that reminds her to value her time whether she’s staying productive at work or spending time with her family.

Melissa was joined on the episode by Jessica Lynn McClellan, Founder & President of Giving Hope & Help, and Jesse Thomas, Owner of Active Strength Co.

At Spencer Fane, Melissa helps businesses in an array of industries resolve their legal issues successfully and efficiently. Her practice focuses on business litigation and outside general counsel services. During her more than 15 years in law, she has gained extensive trial and appellate experience while effectively arguing her clients’ cases in state and federal courts.

Watch the full episode here.