Melissa, our founding attorney, was prompted to become an attorney and make a difference when she found a system that was unkind to those without assistance back in the late 1990’s while she was going through her divorce. Her experience help to form her decision to go to law school and become an attorney herself so she could reshape the system from within.
Her passion is protecting civil rights, particularly the Second Amendment. Without our civil rights, we are no longer the land of the free. The Second Amendment is important to her as it is the one Amendment that has the ability to defend the other nine in the Bill of Rights. Melissa did not grow up with firearms as a big part of her family. However, as a child, her father taught Melissa how to shoot alongside her brothers.
After September 11, 2001, Melissa became more involved with firearms both inside and outside the courtroom. She recognizes the very real threat that is present from terrorists as well as other common criminals. She works with firearm owners to protect their rights to own firearms, and preserving this right for generations to come.
Melissa is renowned across the state as an expert in the field. She often travels to seminars and conferences in which she is the one training other attorneys on what the law of the land is in regard to our civil rights and how to navigate it properly.
Melissa M. Pearce is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and the Eastern District Court of Michigan Federal Bar, which allows for representing or defending clients at both the state and federal level.
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