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At the Law Office of Shannon M. Smith, P.C., we focus exclusively on representing the rights of individuals accused of sex crimes throughout the state of Michigan. Whether you are a man, woman, juvenile, or professional - we are here for you when you need us most. We will provide you with the zealous and effective representation that you need.
Paralegal Jennifer Mellas
Paralegal for Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer
Jennifer Mellas is a paralegal at Smith Blythe, PC and has been a valuable asset to the team and the firm’s many successes. Jennifer previously worked for other criminal defense firms, making her transition to Smith Blythe seamless. While Jennifer has experience dealing with many of the state and federal courts throughout Michigan, her background focusing on paralegal skills for criminal cases make her a perfect fit for the firm, which represents numerous high-profile clients accused of serious crimes.
Jennifer is an excellent asset to the firm and works one-on-one with clients to organize large amounts of discovery and large files that most criminal defense firms are not equipped to handle. Each case at Smith Blythe, PC involves a tremendous amount of personal work with the client to understand the story of their case, their background, and why they have been accused. Many times the firm’s success comes from the detailed nuances of the cases, details that Jennifer is essential in organizing and compiling together for a complete defense. Jennifer helps make sure that no stone is left unturned.
Jennifer completed her degree in paralegal studies magna cum laude at Oakland Community College after working in the legal field since 2003. While earning her paralegal degree, Jennifer was able to learn from prosecutors, judges and several circuit court staff attorneys. Her education gave her an excellent background to thrive as a paralegal in an exclusively criminal defense practice focused on Michigan sex crimes, child abuse and life offenses such as murder and felony murder charges.
Jennifer’s favorite part of working at Smith Blythe, PC is seeing a case from beginning to end. You will frequently find her in Court helping the attorneys during evidentiary hearings, motions and trials. When she is not working, Jennifer and her husband keep busy with their three young sons.
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