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Miller Nash Welcomes Back Employment and Education Attorney Melissa Rawlinson

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Miller Nash is excited to welcome back Melissa Lehane Rawlinson to the firm’s Portland office as special counsel. Melissa joins the firm's expansive employment law and labor relations team where she will represent public and private employers in all areas of employment litigation. Melissa defends clients in disputes involving wage and hour claims, disability discrimination and accommodation issues, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, and retaliation. Melissa began at Miller Nash as a litigation associate where she participated in trials, arbitrations, and mediations related to complex business and employment litigation.

About Melissa Lehane Rawlinson
In addition to guiding employers through employment disputes, Melissa also serves the firm’s education clients, including public school districts, private schools, and higher education institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest, representing them in state and federal court in a variety of employment- and education-related matters, including civil rights claims made by both students and employees. Melissa received her bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University before earning her law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.