Melissa Powell, SHRM-CP

Title: Director of Employee Development
Office: Sarasota, FL

Melissa Powell is the Director of Employee Development for mctlaw. She is also a certified human resources professional (SHRM-CP) through the Society for Human Resources Managment. Her main focus is to ensure that each employee has the tools they need to be successful. Along with handling traditional HR needs, she also implements and oversees new system processes, and works with each department to improve their work experience. 

Melissa has been part of mctlaw‘s team for more than 10 years. Before assuming her firm management position, Melissa worked as a certified litigation paralegal and team leader on complex product liability cases across the nation. Her dedication to the firm’s long-term success can be seen through her past experience and continued involvement in employee development.     

Outside of work, Melissa and her husband enjoy the outdoors and have a special love for the ocean. On weekends they can often be found fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, kiteboarding in Tampa Bay, or escaping to the clear waters of the Florida Keys. They also enjoy relaxing at home with their son.     


  • SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
  • Certified Paralegal (CP)
  • Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP)
Society of Human Resources Managers - Certified Professional
Melissa Powell SHRM-CP
MCTLaw Sarasota office

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