Melissa Rome Harris


Melissa joined Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C. in 2008. She received her Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Sociology from Loyola University New Orleans in 2003. She then attended Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor in 2006. While at Loyola, Melissa served as a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

Melissa is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana. She primarily handles matters involving commercial litigation. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Association for Women Attorneys.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Toxic Torts
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Personal Injury - Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2008


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. (Cum Laude)
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.A. Sociology (Magna Cum Laude)

Contact Information

New Orleans, Louisiana

Representative Cases


  • Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Office and Adobe for Lawyers, National Business Institute, June 26, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Delta Title Corporation, Attorney, 2007 - 2008