Melissa B. Heinz


Western Michigan University (B.A. summa cum laude 2018); Western Michigan University Cooley Law School (J.D. summa cum laude 2021); Executive Articles Editor of the WMU Cooley Law Review; Judicial Extern to the Honorable Janet T. Neff, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan (2020)

Professional Affiliations

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, member
  • Federal Bar Association, Western Michigan Chapter, member
  • Woman Lawyers Association of Michigan, Western Region, member
  • Michigan Association of Justice, member

Awards and Achievements

  • Ranked first in the Western Michigan University Cooley Law William Burnham Woods Class
  • Alumni Distinguished Student Award
  • Dawn C. Beachnau Award for best board member on WMU Cooley Law Review
  • Leadership Achievement Award
  • Phi Delta Phi, member

Community Service

  • Law Clerk by special appointment to the Attorney Grievance Discipline Panel in Attorney Grievance Commission v. Charron
  • Veterans Legal Clinic, West Michigan Veteran Assistance Program
  • Tenant Law Clinic, Urban League of West Michigan