Melissa Baeza practices in the area of commercial litigation with experience in various types of disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty claims, professional liability claims, breach of contract claims, fraud claims, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
As an attorney in ScottHulse’s Construction Law practice group, Melissa has also advised and represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and engineers, in all phases of public and private construction.
Melissa was voted El Paso’s Outstanding Young Lawyer for 2011-2012. Melissa is a member of the State Bar of Texas, El Paso Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, El Paso Young Lawyers Association, El Paso Women’s Bar Association, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and American Bar Association. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry and the Texas State Bar’s Construction Law Section.
With respect to Melissa’s activities in the community, she was a participant in the Leadership El Paso Class XXXIII, sponsored by the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce and is an active member in the National Association of Women in Construction, El Paso Chapter 248.
Melissa attended St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she was Articles Editor of Volume 41 of the Texas Tech Law Review and a Teaching Fellow for the first year Legal Practice course. While in law school, Melissa received the CALI Award for Legal Practice I and Jurisprudence Awards for Superior Academic Achievement in Legal Practice II, Business Entities, and Advanced Advocacy Skills in Moot Court.