Melissa Lyon is a skilled litigator and transactional attorney with a particular focus on the needs of clients in the energy and natural resources sector.
Staying true to her country-law roots, Melissa is distinguished by her work ethic, leadership, and her charisma, and she is consistently recognized by clients for her dedication to achieving successful resolutions.
In addition to assisting clients by preparing master service agreements and contracts concerning development, production, marketing, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas, she is an experienced litigator focusing on complex corporate and commercial litigation for oil and gas companies, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, piercing the corporate veil, and fraud and misrepresentation. She also handles a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including business torts, contracts, and real estate matters.
Before moving to Denver, Melissa protected the interests of Wyoming clients in the oil and gas industries.
Melissa founded the University of Wyoming Alumni Association—Denver Law Network, in an effort to build the network of Wyoming law alumni in the Denver area. She frequently volunteers for community organizations and activities, including the Arthritis Foundation's Corporate Revenue Committee and Colorado’s 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis, and she is a proud contributor to the Salt Creek Energy Excellence Scholarship for the University of Wyoming College of Law, benefitting students who seek to pursue legal careers in the energy industry.
Memberships & Awards
2014-2018 Fox Rothschild LLP
2012-2014 Burleson LLP
2010-2012 Murdock Law Firm PC
2008-2010 Clark D. Stith & Associates