Melissa A. Brown, JD

Melissa Brown

Title: Partner
Company: Krehbiel & Barnett, P.C.
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Melissa A. Brown, JD, Partner at Krehbiel & Barnett, P.C., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical malpractice defense.

Upon earning a Bachelor of Science in criminology, summa cum laude, from the University of New Mexico in 2003, Ms. Brown went on to achieve a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Baylor Law School in Texas in 2006 at the recommendation of an undergraduate professor. Soon admitted to practice in New Mexico and Texas, as well as before the U.S. District Court of New Mexico, U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court, she spearheaded her professional legal career in 2011. Ms. Brown worked as an attorney for Brown & Gay, P.C. from 2011 to 2016, and served as of counsel at Remo E. Gay & Associates, P.C. from 2018 to 2020. Since the start of 2020, she has notably served as a partner at Krehbiel & Barnett, P.C. in Albuquerque, specializing in medical malpractice defense. Defending all kinds of healthcare providers and facilities, hospitals, and medical negligence causes of action, Ms. Brown finds it fascinating to learn about the medicine behind her cases, further building her knowledge of the industry.

For the last seven years, Ms. Brown has been honored with the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” of the Southwest peer-nominated and reviewed award in the area of medical malpractice defense. Since 2010, she has also held a Distinguished Rating with Martindale Hubbell and earned the 2016 Client Satisfaction Award by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys and the 2017 America’s Most Honored Professional Award through the American Registry. She was also named a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney for New Mexico by the American Jurist Institute in 2017. Ms. Brown attributes her success to her mentor, Mr. Gay, who was extremely passionate about the clients he represented, which is a trait he passed onto her. To remain aware of changes in the industry, Ms. Brown maintains affiliation with the State Bar of New Mexico, New Mexico Defense Lawyer’s Association, Rotatory International, and Albuquerque Rotatory Club.

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