Melita joined the firm in 2021. As a rising 3L at Howard University School of Law, Melita works as a Research and Teaching Assistant for Constitutional Law Professor, Ziyad Motala. Previously, Melita served as a student attorney in Howard Law’s Child Welfare and Family Justice Clinic where she represented indigent parents within D.C.’s child welfare system who sought to achieve reunification with their children. She also represented indigent clients as a summer law clerk at the Legal Services of Northern Virginia where she dealt primarily with family law, housing, and public benefits cases.
At Howard Law, Melita is a member of the Charles Hamilton Houston National Moot Court team and Vice President of her legal sorority, Epsilon Sigma Iota Sorority, Incorporated. Prior to law school, Melita attended Texas State University where she received her B.B.A. in Marketing and was a captain of the university’s dance team. While there, she performed throughout the country and abroad in cities such as Paris, Chicago, and New Orleans. As a Summer Associate at Relman, Melita is assisting with cases dealing with police accountability, website accessibility for disabled individuals, and sexual harassment under the Fair Housing Act. She hopes to pursue a legal career focused on civil rights litigation and to advocate for all of society’s most marginalized, especially those who suffer from police brutality and, race-based or gender-based discrimination.
In her spare time, Melita loves incorporating dance into her workouts, cooking, and reading non-legal books.