Melodie López has been practicing law since 1994. She began her career trying criminal cases at the Public Defender’s Office and then the State Attorney’s office. After that, she began practicing civil litigation. In 2009 Melodie opened the law firm of López and Humphries, P.A. with her partner Kevin Humphries. Melodie has tried over one hundred jury trials during her career in many jurisdictions, including Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough and Dade County. She has litigated multiple complex criminal cases, and in the civil arena, commercial truck accidents, auto accidents, and multiple premises liability cases.
Melodie has been featured several times on Nancy Grace, CNN, and also the O’Reilly Factor on Fox. She has also been interviewed by all of the local television networks and several newspapers, including Bay News 9, Fox 13, ABC, NBC, Univision, the Lakeland Ledger, the Orlando Sentinel, and the Tampa Tribune.
Melodie has served twice on the Florida Bar Grievance committee and was appointed chairperson both times. She was also appointed by the Governor to serve on the Judicial Nominating Commission for Polk County. She is currently the President of the Lakeland Bar Association, a member of Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, and frequently volunteers for community events for veterans and children. She has also coached baseball and soccer.
Melodie is known for both her compassion and her zealous representation of her clients. She battles in the courtroom with a competitive spirit, always with her clients in mind.
- Central Connecticut State University 1991 – B.A. cum laude
- University of Miami School of Law, 1994 – Juris Doctorate
- Florida Bar Association
- United States Bar Association
- Middle District of Florida
Other Associations / Memberships
- Polk County Trial Lawyers Association
- Florida Justice Association
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Lakeland Bar Association
- Hispanic Lawyers Association
- Elks, Member and Legal Counsel