Partner, Houston Office

Contact Info:
(713) 993-7060
3700 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 500
Houston, Texas 77098
Toll Free: (844) 564-0010
Fax: (888) 726-8374

Meet Melissa

Ms. Goins is a partner in the Houston office.  Ms. Goins’s primary practice includes representing school districts as well as other public and private sector employers in employment matters.  Ms. Goins’s practice also includes representing school districts in special education and disability law matters.  Ms. Goins has extensive litigation experience, including motion preparation, written discovery, deposing witnesses, mediating, and negotiating settlements.  

Ms. Goins received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida in 2006.  In 2010, she earned his Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law.  While in law school, Ms. Goins clerked for the Honorable David Hittner in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the Honorable Laura Carter Higley in the First District Court of Appeals of Texas.  In addition to her domestic studies, Ms. Goins studied politics and English law at Cambridge University in Cambridge, United Kingdom in July 2005 and cross cultural dispute resolution at the University of Malta in Valetta, Malta in June 2008.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Goins practiced at Brown Sims in federal insurance defense matters.

Practice Areas

Education & Bar Admission

– South Texas College of Law (2010), Juris Doctorate
– University of South Florida (2006), Bachelor of Arts