Melissa Barishman was born in Atwater, California. Melissa attended Berry College in Mt. Berry, Geogia, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology in 2000. Melissa then obtained a Masters in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.
Melissa relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2002, where she worked for five years as a paralegal at Beckley Singleton, Chtd. and taught Criminal Justice courses at the undergraduate level, before going on to obtain her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University of School of Law, in Boston, Massachusetts. Melissa completed her last semester of law school as a visiting student at the Boyd School of Law – UNLV.Melissa is an advocate against domestic violence and child abuse, and volunteers her time assisting victims of abuse.
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