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About Me

Attorney McKinley Melancon

Growing up, I watched my father try personal injury cases and was impressed by the way he treated his clients — every one of them — with dignity and respect. I was inspired to change lives by going into law and practicing the same way my father did. I want to change the world for the better, and there isn’t a better way to do that than helping people with real-world problems.

Because of the desire to help others and change the world for the better, I decided to establish my own law firm in 2013. My practice is dedicated to personal injury victims and those criminally charged; the people I can help.

Strengths I have developed throughout my practice

If you meet with more than one attorney, you will probably notice different attorneys have different strengths. To show I am the right attorney for your case, here is a short list of my strengths.

  • I am ambitious

  • I don’t back down.

  • I will not stop until I know I’ve done everything in my power to make things right for my client.

  • I am not easily intimidated.

  • I am tough and determined.

  • I do whatever it takes to get my point across.

These strengths largely impact the approach I take with my clients’ cases. I know every case is different, and I use my strengths and experience to determine the best course of action for my clients. I will always work with their best interests in mind.

My goal is to take my client’s burden and put it on my shoulders; to make the world a better place

Areas of Personal Injury Law I Practice

If you were hurt in an accident or as the result of negligence, consulting an experienced personal injury attorney can make the difference between a million-dollar settlement and an apology letter. Here are some of the types of personal injury cases I handle:

  • Car Accidents

  • Truck Accidents

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Pedestrian Accidents

  • Bicycle Accidents

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Wrongful Death

  • Premises liability

  • Slip-and-fall

  • Dangerous or defective products

  • Dog bites and other animal attacks

  • Construction accidents

Whatever situation you find yourself in with a serious or minor injury, I believe you should be compensated and will work to hold the responsible party accountable. Let me utilize my dogged tenacity to fight for your case.

Criminal Charges I Handle

With a vast array of criminal charges, it can be confusing which criminal defense lawyer will best represent you. You should always take into consideration the specific areas of criminal law an attorney has experience in. In pursuit of that, here is a short list of criminal cases I handle,

  • Traffic Violations - including DWI and DUI

  • Possession of drugs

  • Violent Crimes

  • Theft and Burglary

  • Weapons Charges

  • Fraud

  • Sex Crimes

  • Robbery

  • Prostitution

  • Criminal Trespass

  • Family/Domestic Violence

For a full list of the types of criminal cases I have experience in, go to my Criminal Defense Practice Area page. In any of these cases, you as my client will come first. I will not give up defending your rights.

Why I struck out on my own

I prefer to run my own firm because I want to be personally accountable for my clients' cases. Working on my own ensures things don’t get missed and, therefore, my clients don’t end up paying for someone else’s mistake. I want to know that my clients are always taken care of the way I would care of them — the way my father cared for his clients. If I’m going to make the world a better place, I need to be in control of my practice to ensure that.

At the end of the day, my clients are my top priority; fighting for their rights, defending them when they sit across from the prosecutor or jury and being there for them. A lot of my clients’ stories touch me, but I don’t let that get in the way of fighting for them. It just gives me an understanding of where they are coming from, and my clients are grateful for that. So if you are injured or charged with a crime, get yourself an attorney who can fight the real fight for you. I am that attorney. Call me today. I have your back.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas State Bar, 2012


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D, 2012

  • The University of Texas, B.A. History, 2007

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Top 40 National Trial Lawyers for Criminal Defense