Melinda Lim was born and raised in southeast Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia on a full-scholarship through the U.Va. Academic Achievement Award. While at U.Va. she was a Program Director for the Charlottesville Legal Aid Center’s Volunteer Program. She was also Vice President of Recruitment for Sigma Kappa Sorority. She graduated U.Va. in 2010 receiving her Bachelor of Arts in both English Literature and Foreign Affairs. After graduating, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for two years in for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, an organization that advocates for children’s mental healthcare.
Melinda received her Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 2015. While attending Tulane, she was published in the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law for her Comment “Will Amanda Knox Go Back to Italy? An Examination of Extradition Law and the Necessity of Repurposing Agreements in the Fight Against Transnational Crime.” Melinda also had the opportunity to work under two New Orleans Judges. In 2014 she was a summer law clerk for Honorable Robin Giarrusso at the Civil District Court for Orleans Parish. During her final year of law schools she was a judicial extern for the Honorable Lance Africk of the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Prior to joining Melchiode, Marks, King, Melinda was an associate at a plaintiff’s firm specializing in mass tort and products liability.
Melinda is an active member of Young Leadership Council and volunteers with their College Admissions Project. She enjoys exploring New Orleans vibrant food scene and catching concerts at Tipitina’s.
Areas of Practice
- Insurance Defense and Coverage
- Employer’s Liability/Workers’ Compensation
- Tort Litigation
- B.A., University of Virginia (2010)
- J.D., Tulane University Law School (2015)
- Louisiana State Bar Association