Melissa Burke is a seasoned Senior Associate at Hathaway & Kunz with a primary focus on empowering businesses through strategic guidance in employment law as wells as an emphasis on business and corporate law. She brings a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape to protect employer interests and navigate complex commercial disputes.

Melissa’s Employment Law expertise includes advising employers on a wide range of employment issues, including:

  • Drafting and enforcing employment agreements.
  • Discrimination and harassment claims.
  • Wage and hour compliance.
  • Workplace policies and procedures.
  • Responding to and defending against claims brought before administrative agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In addition, Melissa provides proactive guidance to help clients develop and maintain compliant workplace policies and practices. She also defends employers in litigation before state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies.

Melissa’s Business Litigation expertise includes representing clients in a variety of business disputes, including:

  • Contract breaches
  • Business torts
  • Shareholder and partnership disagreements
  • Complex commercial matters

Melissa understands the unique challenges faced by businesses today. She takes a client-centered approach, working closely with each client to develop a tailored strategy that aligns with their specific goals. Whether it’s proactively mitigating risk or aggressively defending their interests in court, Melissa is committed to delivering exceptional results.

Before joining Hathaway & Kunz, Melissa clerked for the Honorable Justice Kate M. Fox at the Wyoming Supreme Court, and then spent three years at a large regional firm where her practice primarily focused on civil litigation and energy and natural resource law.


  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING, COLLEGE OF LAW, J.D. with honors, May 2016
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING, B.A. in Political Science, May 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Wyoming
  • Colorado