Melissa A. Dearing

Melissa A. Dearing
Melissa A. Dearing

CONTACT
Melissa A. Dearing
904-598-6131
904-598-6231

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ASSISTANT
Amber Banks
904-598-6100 x86413
abanks@sgrlaw.com

LOCATION
Jacksonville

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Litigation/Trial Law
Labor and Employment Practice
Immigration/Naturalization

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL
University of Florida

LAW SCHOOL
University of Florida

BAR ADMISSIONS
Florida

MEMBERSHIPS
American Immigration Lawyers Association
The Chester Bedell American Inn of Court
Federal Bar Association
The Florida Bar
Jacksonville Bar Association – Labor & Employment Law Section, Co-Chair

RECOGNITIONS
Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2009-2013)

Melissa A. Dearing is a Partner in the Litigation Practice and a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group.

Ms. Dearing practices in the areas of employment and immigration law in the Jacksonville office. She practices in all aspects of labor and employment and immigration law, including the handling of discrimination and harassment litigation, wage and hour compliance and litigation, union avoidance, non-compete, non-solicitation and trade secret litigation, and general employee relations advice.

Ms. Dearing likewise assists employers in seeking non-immigrant and immigrant status. She has extensive experience with H-1Bs and the PERM-based green card process, particularly with respect to information technology professionals, engineers and pharmacists, among other professionals. Ms. Dearing also represents foreign nationals in regards to family immigration matters, and assists employers with I-9 and other immigration compliance issues.

Ms. Dearing is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, past member of the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, and a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association. She is also Co-Chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section. Ms. Dearing has been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2009-2013.

Ms. Dearing received her B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1995. She earned her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1998.

She is admitted to practice in Florida; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.

Melissa A. Dearing

Melissa A. Dearing is a Partner in the Litigation Practice and a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group.

Ms. Dearing practices in the areas of employment and immigration law in the Jacksonville office. She practices in all aspects of labor and employment and immigration law, including the handling of discrimination and harassment litigation, wage and hour compliance and litigation, union avoidance, non-compete, non-solicitation and trade secret litigation, and general employee relations advice.

Ms. Dearing likewise assists employers in seeking non-immigrant and immigrant status. She has extensive experience with H-1Bs and the PERM-based green card process, particularly with respect to information technology professionals, engineers and pharmacists, among other professionals. Ms. Dearing also represents foreign nationals in regards to family immigration matters, and assists employers with I-9 and other immigration compliance issues.

Ms. Dearing is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, past member of the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, and a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association. She is also Co-Chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section. Ms. Dearing has been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2009-2013.

Ms. Dearing received her B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1995. She earned her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1998.

She is admitted to practice in Florida; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.

Melissa A. Dearing

CONTACT
Melissa A. Dearing
904-598-6131
904-598-6231

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ASSISTANT
Amber Banks
904-598-6100 x86413
abanks@sgrlaw.com

LOCATION
Jacksonville

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Litigation/Trial Law
Labor and Employment Practice
Immigration/Naturalization

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL
University of Florida

LAW SCHOOL
University of Florida

BAR ADMISSIONS
Florida

MEMBERSHIPS
American Immigration Lawyers Association
The Chester Bedell American Inn of Court
Federal Bar Association
The Florida Bar
Jacksonville Bar Association – Labor & Employment Law Section, Co-Chair

RECOGNITIONS
Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2009-2013)

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