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Melissa L. Romero


P. 303.244.1898 | F. 303.244.1879


Melissa Romero represents clients in complex commercial litigation, as well as in cases involving product and professional liability. She has substantial experience developing and implementing litigation and trial strategies, taking and defending depositions, participating in hearings, and leading complex discovery and motions practice.

Before joining WTO, she worked as a law clerk to The Honorable Christine M. Arguello of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and The Honorable Terry Fox of the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Melissa graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she received a full-tuition Chancellor’s Scholarship and served as the Executive Board Articles Editor of the Denver University Law Review. She also received numerous honors and awards during law school, including the Reese Persuasive Writing Award, the Hartje Objective Writing Award, and several Scholastic Excellence Awards, which are given to the top law student in each class.


Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Author, "The Use of Court Appointed Experts and Masters in Civil Cases," 46 Colo. Law. 1, (January 2017).
  • "Making Space for Cultural Differences in Child Welfare," 38 NACC: Guardian 6, (August 2016).
  • "Connick v. Thompson: Forsaking Constitutional Due Process for Fear of Flooding Litigation and Loss of Municipal Autonomy," 89 DENV. U.L. REV. 771, (December 2012).

Other Experience

Fluent Spanish speaker 
Civil Litigation Clinic, Student Attorney
Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center 
     Bilingual Legal and Social Work Intern
Jefferson County Office of the Public Defender, Social Work Intern
Colorado Succeeds, Education Policy Intern

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

The Best Lawyers in America
    Ones to Watch - Commercial Litigation, 2021-2024
    Ones to Watch - Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2022-2024
    Ones to Watch - Product Liability Litigation, 2023-2024
Colorado Super Lawyers
    Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2023
Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center
     Board Member, 2022 - Present
Law School...Yes We Can!
    Program Mentor
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
    Fellow, 2023 
Spanish Speaking Lawyers’ Committee of the Colorado Bar Association 
     Past Vice Chair, Member
Colorado General Counsel Mentor Program, 2022 - 2023
Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Member
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Member
Our Courts Hispanic Outreach Committee 
     Member and Volunteer Presenter
Project Safeguard Legal Clinics, Former Interpreter
Legal Nights at Mi Casa Legal Resource Center, Former Interpreter

Teaching Positions

DU Graduate School of Social Work
     Adjunct Professor, The Law of Family and Child, 2015-2018
Allen Elementary School in Austin, TX
     Bilingual Third Grade Teacher

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