Melissa A. McKinney

972 759 1365
469 375 3248 (FAX)

mmckinney@higierallen.com

2711 North Haskell Ave
Suite 2400
Dallas, Texas 75204
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Melissa A. McKinney Associate

Melissa A. McKinney practices primarily in the area of business litigation with a principal emphasis on creditors’ rights and loan servicing. She additionally represents clients with respect to general contract disputes, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant disputes, other business claims.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Loan Servicing Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Bankruptcy State Litigation

Representative Experience

  • Represented mortgage servicers and mortgagees for alleged title dispute and negligent representations
  • Represented mortgagees for alleged mortgage origination defects including home equity loan violations
  • Represented mortgage servicers and mortgagees for alleged wrongful foreclosures
  • Represented mortgage servicers and mortgagees for alleged wrongful evictions and for eviction appeals
  • Represented mortgage servicers and mortgagees for improper tax, homeowner’s association, and condominium foreclosures.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from The University of North Texas, 1999
  • Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) in 2006, 2007, and 2009

Legal Associations, Professional Affiliations, and Community Leadership

  • Dallas Bar Association